Today is the day when we make history, when one of the glass ceilings come down. Can you feel it?
We’ve been so fixated on California that we’ve completely forgotten that it’s the Garden State that’s going to give Hillary Clinton the nomination today by pushing the pledged delegate count over the top.
Call it sweet revenge for the humiliating specter of Goldman Sachs lackey, little old ladies’ retirement fund wasting Jon Corzine taking all of the delegates that Hillary won in New Jersey and gifting them to Obama during that sham of a roll call vote at the convention in Denver. (She won the 2008 NJ primary by 10 points, in case anyone has forgotten. One of those votes was mine.) By the way, if you haven’t read former Hillary press secretary Jay Carson’s op/ed in the NYTimes about the anger he felt in 2008, do it now. He made the case to the Sanders people in the way that only someone who has been through genuine undeserved heartbreak can make. There’s no comparison, Bernie people, but we get your pain.
But let’s celebrate today all those Jersey Girls who are going to the polls, who will deliver a crushing victory for Hillary in New Jersey where she leads in the polls by 20 points. Let’s celebrate the researchers who are still in NJ, who can’t leave a depressed housing market, who suffered through pharmageddon and are looking forward to better times in the future. Let’s celebrate New Jersey’s teachers who have had big red targets on their backs since Chris Christie became governor. Let’s celebrate the homeowners of the Jersey Shore who came through Sandy and lived to tell about it.
California, rightly or wrongly, seems like the land of the self-indulgent, blessed with a surplus of sunshine and blondes. Californians have the luxury and excess serotonin to fret about whether or not to send a message to the establishment and to debate whether or not to bring on the apocalypse by letting Trump win in November. New Jersey looks reality in the face and gets on with it.
By 5:00pm PST, it will all be over. While California girls dither and come to realize they missed their opportunity, I’ll be sipping a sea breeze and watching the news as the Jersey Girls make history.
Hillary Clinton is a Jersey Girl at heart. New Jersey girls tough it out.
California girls got nothing on them.