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Please, I'm begging each and every one of you to stop bashing Secretary Clinton.  I was not for Obama in 2008.  At the time, I worked for the State of Illinois and I had some dealings with him, and I thought (just my opinion) that he wasn't what people thought he was and he definitely wasn't the person he was selling to the public.  But, my candidate (Clinton) lost, so I sucked it up, and worked to elect Obama.  

Which brings us to 2014.  Secretary Clinton may not be your choice to be the Democratic standard bearer in 2016.  Great! We live in a democracy.  You can back whomever you want.  But the constant negativity being thrown at Mrs. Clinton is beneath you and your candidate.  I like Elizabeth Warren.  Heck, I was living and working in Connecticut when she was running, so I made the short trip up to help her campaign.  But, I like Secretary Clinton more.  That's my right.  

Let's put aside the fact that NO ONE has even announced that they are or are not running.  Let's put aside the fact that President Clinton played a major role helping President Obama get reelected.  Let's even put aside the fact that Secretary Clinton brought a steady hand to the State Department.  All Democratic candidates deserve our respect.  There is not one Republican that is a better option for this country than any Democrat.  So please, I'm actually begging you, please, please, please, please stop it.  

And now let's see if we can keep the comment section free from vitriol.  I don't have much hope, but let's see.


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