“The American people should not have to work so hard to get leaders who will actually help them...” — Hillary Clinton
Stepping aside from the clash during last night’s debate, I’ve been thinking about the statement above from Hillary Clinton in her closing argument in the debate. American’s are struggling in this ever tumbling economy just to get by. Hillary Clinton gets that. The economy is “the number one issue,” in her campaign because she gets that the economy “is where we live.”
And so, as she said last night “the American people should not have to work so hard to get leaders who will actually help them.” That statement alone resonates with the struggling Americans who can’t pay their bills, who are losing their homes, who can’t afford health care insurance, whose small businesses are experiencing loss instead of growth, who can’t afford to send their kids to college… the list goes on and Hillary Clinton shows voters time and time again that she’s a strong leader who cares about the American people and understands how dire the economic outlook is.
Read the economic news today. The Fed “cut the federal funds rate” today in response to the global concern about our economy. Paul Krugman thinks we could be in for a “deep” and “long” recession. And Hillary Clinton was on top of the issue this morning in Washington, D.C.:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHw4svepcSc&
It will take more than a call for “unity” to fix the mess this country is in and again, I can only reiterate once more what Clinton said last night, “the American people should not have to work so hard to get leaders who will actually help them.”
It is noble to call people to march in the streets and get involved, but the bottom-line is this — Struggling Americans don’t have the time or the energy when they are fighting to just get by. They want a leader who knows how to get the job done.