Tuesday, March 3, 2020

SOL20 Slice #3: Reflections on politics

I am participating in the
All participants are sharing stories about moments in their lives, writing 
 every day for the month of March 2020.
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!

I have to admit,
I'm really sad that Amy Klobuchar dropped out.
I know,
she didn't have any chance at all.
To me, 
she represented
I found that very hopeful.
I just want to be calm again.
I thought she might take us away from the constant hysteria.
The incompetence.
The disrespect.
The hate.
The extremes.
The ugliness.
I fear that Elizabeth Warren is going to be dropping out, too.
I'm losing faith.
I don't like this process.
How can a party that represents so many others
still churn out old white guys?
I really wanted a female candidate.
I believe in women,
women as leaders.
The election
is likely to be
one old white guy against one old white guy.
it will still be,
I know who I want.
Yes, I will vote.


  1. By now you know I share the same thoughts and desires. I hated seeing Amy Klobuchar drop out. She was my number two, and I donated to her campaign. I hate the way this country treats women and the fact so many women have been brain-washed into thinking we can only have old white men in leadership. It’s to our detriment that this is our reality. I’ve been thinking about this all morning, thinking about how we change course. I am so tired.

    1. I knew you were a kindred spirit, Glenda! It's so frustrating, and so constant in my mind. There are all these subtle and not so subtle things that lean towards men...for example, The Washington Post had a large front page photo today of Buttigieg with Biden, in Dallas...why wasn't it Klobuchar with Biden? They both bowed out of the race, yet she has SO much more experience then he...men get all the focus, all the glory. I could go on. I'm ranting! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I am so with both of you, both on the politics generally and on women in politics. I so hope that Elizabeth Warren is still in it by the time the primary gets to New York, but that's not until the end of April. If she's gone by then, I just don't know. I worry about Biden's mental fortitude, and I just don't think there's a majority in this country that will vote for an avowed socialist, even if he's a very pragmatic socialist. And even if Bloomberg would be an improvement over Trump (almost anyone would), we don't need another rich autocrat, even if he's a (sort of) liberal one. But we do have to vote.