*We've had a lot of posts and comments lately about how Hillary Clinton should drop out,and throughout all of them,Glamocracy commenter Stunning,aka Vanessa Alikhan,has passionately defended the Senator from New York.We thought it would be interesting to give her a little room to tell us why she feels the way she does.Vanessa is 30,works as a graphic designer,and she is a Muslim living in Denver,Colorado.(No,she and Asma don't know each other.) Check out her thoughts on the issue—what do *youthink?
I want Hillary Clinton to stay in the race and can't stand it when people say that she should step down.Whether she wins the nomination or not,she's doing a service to America for a number of reasons.
Hillary's candidacy has reminded me why I vote Democratic in the first place.The Bush administration infuriated me so much that I left the country for two years.I couldn't stand having my civil rights taken away from me and knowing that Dick Cheney doesn't care what I think.But when I read her speech on the Green Building Fund,which will create 50,000 jobs a year and clean up the planet,it made me feel that we can undo the damage that has been done.
For me,it's been a healing process watching Hillary and Obama duke it out for our affections.I know this isn't a popular opinion,but I don't want it to end!The party will survive.People are really coming together because of this race.On Tuesday,a store clerk and I were glued to the TV together,watching the results.We had a great little debate about who would be the nominee and the importance of having a plan that would carefully end the war in Iraq.After we said good-bye I was very close to tears because I was touched by seeing so much hope and pride in his eyes.
I believe in Hillary because she won't stop when things look bleak.She actually performs at her best when her back is against the wall.She brings out a fire in me that makes me want to help people and fight to bring our country back to the innovation nation status that it used to be.To me she is an example of how I am to behave if I am to become a true success.
There is nothing more dangerous to a country than complacency,and this campaign has certainly cured us of that.I see the American people standing at attention as Hillary and Obama vie for their votes with increased pride.The entire world is watching in suspense to see if a woman,an African-American or the oldest acting president will be elected.I can't wait to see what happens!
—Stunning aka Vanessa
PS Check out this photo,from a union event back in November.She's a fighter!
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