Hi Soz! Listen, I have always respected your opinion, so what you say about misgivings about Hillary and about not seeing anyone in this group you really want to support resonates. I just want to compare notes, so to speak, with you about those "misgivings" - to see if they're the same as mine.
I've always, always felt a kind of smarminess coming from the Clintons. Like, something was just not visible that was ugly. I could only ever speculate about what that something might be. My guess is that what I'm sensing is an incredibly huge sense of entitlement combined with hubris - sort of like they both have always thought they were smarter than everyone, so that any means they employ to be successful was justified. Like they both think that the gratitude the world owes them for being 'public servants' should certainly outweigh any responsibility they have for basic ethics or even basic humanity, maybe.
I don't experience the bitter, visceral hatred that some folks do - even some folks who want to vote democratic - like Lash. But I do very much get the distaste people have for Hillary - and it's not totally easy to quantify. She has lied about some things that point to a flawed character, but she has worked on progressive issues and shown a deftness in navigating the political cesspool enough that I can't discount her as possibly the best bet.
Would you mind sharing your feelings about Hillary - why you distrust or dislike her; why you aren't motivated about her candidacy...?