When I’m asked about why I support Hillary my new response is: Pick a decade. I’ve heard enough speeches in the short time I’ve been involved in politics not to put much stock in banal eloquence. I went to grad school because I’m fascinated by the tiniest details. I like to know how things work. Given that, it’s no surprise that an Obama adviser making this comment doesn’t exactly give me confidence in a potential Obama administration:
[Max] Lesko, speaking for the Obama campaign – “I don’t want to sound like a broken record . . . but this campaign is about politics, not policies.”
I think politics is an interesting game, and certainly knowledge of this game is important to enacting policies. But ultimately it’s the policies that motivate me.
Starving children don’t need politics, they need food, shelter, proper medical treatment and a good education. Single, working mothers struggling to get by don’t need politics, they need health care for them and their children, good child care, and an education system that will give their children a chance to succeed. Sick people don’t need politics, they need a health care system that doesn’t leave them behind.
As a Hillary supporter, I chose her because of her “scary smart” intellect and her desire to pursue policies that make people’s lives better. Every time I hear The Dixie Chicks’ “I Can Love You Better”, I think of Hillary and how she wants health care for all. How she has proposals for economic recovery that will benefit all Americans. How she will improve education through better policy. In other words, she will “love” me better. So this song goes out to all those people who aren’t invisible to Hillary, who don’t know enough about what Hillary is all about.