In the most perfect of Presidential election seasons, voters should have two candidates – a Republican and a Democrat – engaging in a battle of ideas and policies or acting as inspirational leaders appealing to our country’s collective greater good.
But the election this year has featured little of these ideals or aspirations. Instead, it has turned into a mud-slinging, bottom-feeding affair. Yet, when all is said and done, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton stands head and shoulders above Republican Donald Trump.
Ms. Clinton has shown extraordinary tenacity in getting the nomination throughout her public sector life. Having grown up in a Chicago suburb, she attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1969, and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973.
After serving as First Lady to former President Bill Clinton, Ms. Clinton was elected twice as U. S. Senator from New York. In his capacity as a staff reporter for Courier-Life/News Corp, KCP Founder & Editor Stephen Witt interviewed her and covered her tenure as it pertained to Brooklyn, which was his beat. Overall she was responsive to both issues and constituents, and was a hard-working public servant to the people of New York.
To be sure, Ms. Clinton has had several lapses in judgement in utilizing her personal email account for official State business and her backing of the invasion of Libya while as Secretary of State in the first Obama Administration. However, Ms. Clinton has world experience and knows the global game, and its’ leaders. This experience is crucial as protecting our nation in the world remains one of the most – if not the most – important functions of our country’s Commander-In Chief.
On the other side of the presidential election equation, KCP finds Donald Trump deplorable. He won the GOP nomination appealing to the Party’s lowest common denominator, consisting in part of white supremacists and bigots. Trump himself has scapegoated Mexicans, Muslims and the election process among other peoples and things. He clearly has problems respecting women, let along considering them his equal and his overall character is extremely narcissistic. Even considering Trump for President is a non-starter.
That said, as any readers of KCP knows, we strive to be non-partisan, and believe strongly in the two-party American political system, favoring ideas and policies over Party politics. As such, KCP would have welcomed such GOP candidates as Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio to have challenged Hillary Clinton, which would have shifted the political discourse more into the realm of ideas and policies.
Further, KCP deplores the recent fire bombing of a local Republican office in North Carolina. We also wish the Republican Party God speed in regrouping for the good of the nation, for having only one party – in this case the Democratic Party – in near or total control of our nation undermines our Democracy.
Which brings us back to Hillary Clinton. She has shown an ability as senator to work across Party lines, and we hope that once elected, she pursues this course for the good of our nation.
And it is for the above reasons that KCP heartedly endorses and urges its readers to vote for Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 to become the 45th and first woman President of the United States of America.