Going into the Coffee Shop for Hillary Clinton

Coffee CupWhen I first started blogging, I understood the difficulties in “in the box” communication. With online talks and discussions you have a few characteristics that make some conversation difficult different.

There is no body language, no tone of voice, no real time response. A person can read one post and not get the whole story or know me as a person and get the wrong idea. The ability to be anonymous emboldens some folks to say things they wouldn’t normally say.

So, in the beginning, I decided that there were two kinds of topics – blog topics and coffee shop topics. Some topics were fairly safe to talk about on the web while still being interesting. Others could be too easily misconstrued and would therefore be held for times when I could get together with a real person, face to face.

However, I have since realized that there is a wealth of opinionated and knowledgeable ideas out there with folks I know and trust. So, it is time to go into the coffee shop.

I will be honest, I am treading these waters very carefully. This is meant for great discussion. I may have a little or a lot to say. We will have to see.

The fact that I am a conservative should not be a surprise to anyone – but if you didn’t know, I am outing myself now. I haven’t picked my nominee yet because I like a few of them for different reasons. Immigration policy, Iraqi plans, tax reform, sanctity of life…those kinds of reasons.

So, now on to my question…

I am honestly looking for a Hillary fan to discuss why she is a good choice. I haven’t heard one person tell me anything other than it’s time for a change, she’s a woman, or she’s been there before.

  • Change for the sake of change is not a good idea. It is desperate and not the way to run a country.
  • Yea Girl Power – but electing a woman just because she is a woman is bad for the same reason as change. Get a woman in there that blows it and it will be because she is a woman. May not be true, but that’s how it will play out.
  • I agree with Obama on one point – talking with your husband about his job does not necessarily make you qualified to do his job

I am looking for issues, track record – something I can wrap my mind around. As of right now, the her current success in her bid for the nomination seems ridiculously shallow.


  1. Sorry that I can’t come up with one good reason for anyone to vote for her but I do commend you for “throwing it out there.” :-0
    Will be interesting to see the response..

  2. Nick –
    Yeah – me neither. Evidently, no one I have talked to yet can.

    Thanks for trying 🙂

  3. Hmmm. So how did it feel? I mean the outing and all.

    Welcome, BTW!

  4. Savannah Red, it was libertarian – I mean, liberating 🙂

    I am glad you stopped by. I lurk around your blog all the the time. Smart stuff 🙂

  5. If you were yearning for Marxism, she might be a good choice, I suppose.

    I heard a comment the other day that the people who turn voting age next year will have never been alive when there wasn’t a Clinton or a Bush in the White House – kind of strange to think about it that way. I’m hoping that won’t be true when they’re in their 20’s.

  6. It is amazing – I had not considered that …

    My hope is the same as yours…

  7. I am not a Hillary fan so, I am of NO help! 🙁
    But, I am going to be keeping up with this post… I too would love to hear what other people have to say!

  8. D – Me too, but it seems I only attract the non-Hillary crowd. I am going to take that as a compliment 😛

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