Yesterday, as Vice President Joe Biden made his announcement in the Rose Garden, I watched Facebook weigh in and it was scary.
I’ve often said “Facebook doesn’t vote” so I’m not putting too much stock in what I read. But, I find a few things disturbing.
There are a lot of groups on Facebook supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Many feminist run some of those groups and comment often on those pages.
But, because Biden didn’t make the gestures or say the right thing about Hillary apparently things they wanted to hear – the vitriol about him became overbearing.
As the day went on and the comments deepened, it is apparent that some feminist despise any male and any male’s opinion if the language doesn’t kowtow to the ordination of the first female president.
After reading the comments, some women think it’s their turn at the White House. Some even resent that Obama won in 2008. I hear and understand those concerns.
But, as a Hillary supporter, I don’t want think it is wise to see her campaign turned into a gender issue. I don’t think it will help her campaign win support on the issues. It could very well backlash and work the other way.
And more importantly, I do see that kind of hatred costing her votes in a general election (assuming she actually does win the Primary as most polls indicate).
Hillary is an accomplished politician and experienced Diplomat. There is no other person running, either Republican or Democrat, who brings to the Oval Office the acumen and qualifications she does.
Hillary Clinton is the best possible candidate to lead this nation into 2020.
For her to win the presidency – it will take male voters to go to the polls and vote for her. It will also take women, African Americans, Latinos and Asians.
In all honesty, I thought we were past some this vitriol – but if we’re not and if gender (and the negative language against men deepens) it will do nothing but make it harder for her to push forward toward the White House.