It has been awe-inspiring to watch Queen Kamala rise through the ranks. I only wish I'd known of her earlier than the Brett Kavanaugh hearings - which I watched non-stop over the course of a fall weekend 2 years ago. After hearing her first exchange grilling Kavanaugh, I vividly remember the moment immediately after when I got chills, turned to my husband and said, "that right there is the next president of the United States."
Watching the DNC the past few nights has been like a healing salve for the soul of this nation. Much needed words from so many key figures. So many strong women, people of color, and other typically underrepresented minorities. All speaking uniting words that have been totally missing from political discourse. Words that so many of us have been longing to hear over the past four years.
And the women. My God, the women. From Michelle Obama's speech that TOOK. US. TO. CHURCH (sorry, Barack, we love you but her speech outdid yours this time), to Elizabeth Warren and her "BLM" cubby blocks in the classroom where she spoke, to Dr. Jill Biden's (and Joe Biden's) touching, unimaginable - yet relatable - backstories, to Kamala Harris' shining moment with this speech... all of it was necessary for this moment in time.
I only hope the rest of the nation is paying attention. And that they VOTE, and vote for Biden/Harris. Make no mistake: a third party vote is a vote for Trump.
Trump: the notorious lifelong fraudster, pyramid schemer, snake oil selling con man (and not even a good one at that). I mean, come on. The guy sold mail order steaks at The Sharper Image for God's sake - and not even The Sharper Image in its heyday could move any of those units!
Trump has bankrupted our country in every imaginable way. He has driven us (and our economy) into the ground, just like the numerous business failings and bankruptcies of his "career." Too many to count. Yes, plenty of successful "businessmen" have failures and yes, that's how most of them learn and grow. The problem with Trump is not just the sheer number of failures he's had as a "businessman" (whatever that means anyway), but the fact that he doesn't learn from them. At all. Ever. He doesn't admit failures, much less, mistakes, and he certainly doesn't grow from them.
The 45th administration - after hundreds of years of (mostly) forward-moving progress - have only taken four years to tarnish and scar our democracy. I often fear we'll never recover.
Please vote, people. I have no doubt that if the nearly 100 million Americans who didn't come out to vote in 2016 had chosen to vote instead, we wouldn't have the narcissistic, imbecilic, Dunning-Kruger POTUS we have right now.