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Give her a chance

Dear Editor:

The caucus in Carbondale also was crowded, but they used other rooms in the school, and we managed to spread out. It is surprising that the arrangers are saying it was unexpected. From the coverage of the other caucuses around the country it seemed like it was easy to see that coming.

Personally, I went to vote for Hillary Clinton. At first I think it also was surprising, not just to me but to everyone there, that Barack Obama had so many supporters. But, being the same age as Obama, I find it hard to buy that he is trying to put himself in a league with Martin Luther King or John Kennedy. King and Kennedy both died before Obama was 7 years old.

Obama supporters who don’t understand why some of us are not so quick to jump on the Obama wave, to throw water on the witch and see if she melts, could go online and read the New York Times endorsement. They have followed [Clinton] all over the place for several years, and that endorsement gives her credit for what she has built up over the years rather than looking at it as a liability. Clinton has a lot of smart people in her network. If another disaster happens, I would rather have the network she has established to back me up.

It is a shame if we end up proving to ourselves that Americans aren’t willing to give a woman a chance. And it’s a shame to send that message to other countries in the world, like some of the Scandinavian countries for example, that already have elected lady presidents.

Diane Manown

Carbondale


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