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Sun Jun 5, 2016, 09:31 AM

42. As a woman,

I hope to see a woman president before the end of my life.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is not that woman. I have known that about her since the '90s. I'm not going to vote for, nor support in any way, a candidate based on gender when she fails most or all of my actual criteria for earning my vote, which is based on issues, not identity.

I'll be upfront: my support for Sanders has less to do with Sanders and everything to do with issues. In the spring of '15, all I wanted was a non-neo-liberal to run against HRC in the primaries. I didn't care who; any candidate who was not a neo-liberal would have done. I think Sanders stepped forward because he saw that need, and nobody else came forward. I embraced his candidacy with relief.

He's done so much better than I ever thought he could. I am inspired and energized by his campaign. I will continue to support him until the convention is over, and then I'll support him on whatever path he finds himself. I want him there until the end.

The bottom line: Hillary Clinton never had my support, is never going to get my support, and as a woman I find the whole effort to use her gender as a reason to nominate her or put her in the WH despite her many, many flaws when it comes to issues and record to be repugnant and a betrayal of what feminism should be about. It should not be about entitlement because of gender.

And speaking of arrogance...Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most arrogant Democratic candidate I can remember since the other Clinton. That arrogance, and the arrogance of the party establishment, and the extreme arrogance of her supporters, doesn't win any support from those who aren't already "with" her.

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