I Wasn't Always But I'm With Her Now by Hillary Shawaf plus Jeff Weaver Weighs in for Hillary

I wasn't always, but I'm with her now.

I voted for Bernie in the primary, but it didn't take me long to become disenchanted with him.

Bernie's positions felt right to me, but I had some doubts about his suitability to be President.

Switching over to Hillary was never a question in my mind, nor was it a lesser of two evils decision.

One might easily say, it doesn't matter how I got here, I'm here now, but it actually does matter a great deal.

The stakes are too high for us to forget that electoral landslides have never been achieved with voters who are on board, but only apathetically so.

Having all hands on deck may not be enough to win this race. A ship whose deck is weighed down with second choice accepters and anyone but Trump voters is one that could all too easily sink.

We all need to stand up and be counted, and those who are with Hillary, but still seated, aren't fully capable of carrying her to victory.

It took some serious introspection to understand the initial disconnect I felt from Hillary.

To my surprise I discovered that it had absolutely nothing to do with Hillary herself, and everything to do with my perception of her.

As a lifelong, liberal Democrat, raised by parents who fought valiantly for social justice throughout their lives, I thought that I knew exactly who I was and what I stood for.

Had anyone accused me of being sexist, I would have denied it vehemently. At a certain point though, I had to accept the fact that my problem with Hillary stemmed solely from the subconscious, sexist attitude that is endemic in our society.

In these troubled and very frightening times feeling helpless and hopeless is easy. Feeling excited about and fully confident in Hillary is an antidote to that and makes moving electoral mountains seem possible. There has never been another nominee more suited, better equipped and prepared to be POTUS than Hillary.

She was born to be president.

I stand before you now, ready to be counted, ready to do whatever it takes to help Hillary win this election.

Please stand with me.


September 11, 2016

You probably saw Bernie with Hillary at the convention and maybe on the campaign trail, but here is his campaign manager emphasizing why the #SandersIsWithHer.

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