My friend, a Bernie supporter, was observing that Hillary has amazing experience, but she still can't close the deal on becoming president. "She just doesn't have the "X factor." I thought for a second and replied. That's how the rest of this article came about.
More than not having the charisma or "X factor" to close the deal in the presidential primary, Hillary has a record, while impressive, if you look at the job titles, that disqualifies her for leadership and policy making.
Bill Clinton signed off on some of the most destructive deals for the middle class-- NAFTA, CAFTA, the World Trade Organization and killing Glass Steagal. Hillary continues to embrace those neoliberal, pro-bank, pro-corporate, pro-militarist values.
Hillary will surely take us to war. Bernie might also take us to war, but I trust Bernie's judgement and ability to make the right call, based on past performance, far more than I do Hillary's.
Hillary has, taken a nasty, meanspirited, ugly approach to campaigning-- against Obama and against Bernie. She's campaigned as though her nastiness will be completely forgiven by Bernie's passionate supporters. Bernie has been profoundly more civil and that should pay off when it comes time for Hillary supporters to come around.
Then, let's not forget that as Secretary of State she violated policy and put top secret and higher levels of correspondence at risk by cavalierly violating policy. This cannot be blamed on technology inexperience.
During her time as Secretary of State she was accepting hundreds of thousand dollar speaking fees from the big corporations that we would want her to regulate.
She is accepting millions of dollars in donations and support from donors and Superpacs funded by corporations. Will she act differently than every other politician owing loyalty to big donors? Should we believe her? It's a lot easier to believe that Bernie, who is not taking money from big corporations and industries will have no obligations. No promises necessary.
Hillary has loads of experience, but just holding a job is not enough. Her jobs have a history that shows reasons we should not want her in a leadership, policy-maker position.
Bottom-line, Hillary's experience produced a record that gives us our biggest reasons to vote against her.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)