After talking to a couple of the women I work with yesterday, I realized I have no choice but to support Hillary now that John Edwards has dropped out the race. She will, of course, receive MORE support (possibly monetarily) if she has the good sense to ask John to be her running mate, but I am not holding my breath after last night's Hillary/Barack love fest.
While I was leaning toward Hillary anyway (and, yes, I have a lot of reservations), when one of the women I was speaking with (we'll call her Sandy, because that is her name) announced that she was leaving the country if Hillary was elected President, what choice did I have? Both of these women are incredibly right wing (and that is their choice), but they both have daughters who have given birth at the taxpayers expense (Sandy's daughter THREE times) and are still using Medicaid to keep their children healthy. This type of hypocrisy makes me want to puke. The other woman, Tammy, has three daughters and 2 of them have taxpayer paid for children and Tammy thinks that Mitt Romney is the man. (Sandy wants good old boy, Mike Huckabee!). I am dumbfounded (and slightly repulsed). These are not stupid women (ok, not TOO stupid) and yet they do not seem to understand that they are not real favorites of the Republican party. They are against socialized medicine and, yet, what the hell is Medicaid? They think this stupid war is fair and just, but I don't see their kids standing around with a right hand in the air to run off to Iraq! And girls can't be drafted if a draft is ever reinstated!
So I will be cheering Hillary on, hopefully all the way to the White House, and then I will lovingly offer to help Sandy pack. Do you think it would be rude if I asked if she was taking her daughter and grandchildren?