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Pennsylvania Primary

Today’s the day in PA, CT, DE, MD and RI! I hope all that hard work paid off.

My vote for the Democratic candidate for President is Hillary Clinton.

This is an easy case to make. She is far and away the most qualified and prepared candidate on either side of the aisle to become president. And although my heart was with Sanders, my head tells me that Hillary knows who to call to get things done. These are the reasons I voted for her in the NJ primary eight years ago and they haven’t changed.

The fact that she is a woman is secondary to me but it is the icing on the cake. It’s more historic than Obama and probably has greater implications down the road. There have been studies that show that the more women you have in government, the better off everyone is. Will one more woman be enough? I don’t know. But she may be able to bring more downticket women with her.That’s my hope.

So, good luck to all of us but may luck favor the prepared mind- Hillary Clinton.

For Senate, to replace Toomey, I’ve been supporting John Fetterman. He’s the mayor of Braddock, just down the road a piece from me. He’s definitely an iconoclast, and who says we couldn’t use more of them in the Senate? He has a passion for urban renewal. So, good luck, John!

And here’s a little shout out to Love and Kindness from Pittsburgh, the TV hometown of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. He was actually from Latrobe but the first public broadcasting station in the country, WQED, is in Pittsburgh:

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  1. Have fun! We already got to vote for Hillary in Virginia, but, it’s always nice when she wins.

    • I can’t wait! Actually, I have to wait until after work since my workday starts at 7am, right when the polls open. Spending my evening at Hillary HQ in East Liberty, making last minute GOTV calls and watching returns.
      Fun, fun!

  2. Naked Capitalism has run a guest-post by blogger Gaius Publicus on what happens up to the DemCon, and then what happens after. It speaks for itself. Here it is.

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/04/gaius-publius-a-look-ahead-coming-to-the-philadelphia-crossroad.html

  3. this is bit too much from Bernie.

    “Sanders has released a feisty fundraising email to his supporters, telling them that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has “used language reserved for traitors to our country” to describe the Sanders campaign.

    “Over the past few days, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and some of its top supporters have launched an odd new line of attack against people like you who stand with Bernie,” the email reads. “They are saying that by continuing to campaign and fight for every vote, for every delegate, that we are helping Donald Trump.”

    Included in the email: A photograph of Clinton with Trump at his wedding.”

    • Let’s try to separate the candidate’s campaign from his supporters. Many of his supporters are like our Katiebird. They’re issues oriented people. They aren’t all young, though I’ve heard Katiebird swear as well as any 20 year old.
      They don’t all want handouts. They’re not all Bernie bros.
      We need to give them time to sort out what they want to do and we need to give them the opportunity to vote for the candidate they choose.
      We can afford to give them that.
      Remember what it was like for us 8 years ago? This could be easier on them than on us because there’s nothing unethical or forced about how the primaries are going. It’s clean. Let’s stay above this stupid fight.

  4. “but the first public broadcasting station in the country, WQED, is in Pittsburgh:”

    So is KDKA, the very first broadcasting station IN THE WORLD (of any type). Don’t forget that, kiddo.

    • How can I forget??
      “KDKA, Pittsburgh, listen to what we started!”

      • Starting to feel homesick reading your blog. First voted in 1972 in Irwin, now I get to cast my vote in the sea of red that is Georgia. Afraid to ask my family who they voted for yesterday, although I think my mom is so disgusted by her party’s choices that she may have just stayed home.

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