Saturday, June 7, 2008

Not the Party She Had Planned

This was not the party she had planned when she launched her campaign to win the White House oh those many months ago. I tuned in to watch the Hottest Hottie of all, Hillary, give her speech suspending her nomination. Her thank yous to all who backed her were extensive, and I have to say that I teared up a couple of times. As prepared as I thought I was to see the campaign finalize the direction of the Democratic party, I underestimated my own hopes and dreams in seeing a woman become President of the United States.

But now, as she said, their are 18 million cracks in that highest glass ceiling, and the light is shining down on all of us. As I sit in the basement of my home and contemplate that foreclosure letter and our returned mortgage check I wrote, I try to be optimistic and look to the future. I'm trying to make sure that I have a solid Plan B to fall back on in case we lose our battle for the house. But I already have a Plan B for who I will back for President and that is Barack Obama. I've always taken him very seriously as a candidate, and he gives me hope for the future when I listen to him speak. He chose my state capital of St. Paul to claim his victory of gaining the delegates needed to move forward toward putting a Democrat in the White House.

As the creator of Hotties for Hillary, I will be sketching up a storm of new ideas to support Barack Obama with my talents and continue on the path toward changing America for the better. I'm 42 years old and I remember the Carter administration as well as the Clintons. Now it's Obama's turn and he has my full enthusiastic support. I can look forward to a brighter tomorrow, as the hope is contagious. I plan on getting out from behind the computer keyboard and doing a little human contact to share my enthusiasm as well. Just because my life has struggles doesn't mean I can't work and fight to make a change for everyone. And electing Barack Obama for president will make those changes.