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Votes for Hillary

This is a political one. Let me begin by saying that I don’t require your political views to be mine, and I don’t need anyone’s approval or validation.

I turned 18 in 1991, and I voted for the first time at the 1992 primary. As a freshman in college, I was all about being well-versed in my political choices. My parents (at the time) were independents, and so I learned to approach all elections with an open mind.

In 1992, I wanted so badly to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. I settled for voting for Bill, but in my head, I wanted her. Why? Because she’s a lot like me. She cares about people, especially underprivileged women and children. She wanted universal health care, an issue that was of sudden importance to me because I was about to be kicked off my parents’ insurance. There were many other reasons, but I liked her a lot.

Mostly she’s a pragmatist. I’ve been derided by people close to me for being a pessimist, which I find insulting. I’m not a pessimist—I’m a realist. I believe any goal can be achieved, but it takes hard work, a great plan, flexibility, and persistence to get there. It took me seven years to finish my undergraduate degree. As I searched to find my path in life, I attended three different colleges, including a community college and two universities. My path wasn’t easy, and I had to make compromises and take detours, but I persevered. Just like HRC.

In the last 24 years, I’ve only missed voting once, on a millage renewal that happened suddenly in May when nothing else was on the ballot. I still feel bad about that. Due to local politics—when you live in a predominantly red area, a primary often determines who is elected to represent you on a local and state level—I’ve voted on the Republican primary ticket every year except 1992 and 2016.

I’ve waited my whole life to see a woman in power. I want my daughters to see the heights a woman with a plan can achieve.


I’m Michele Zurlo, author of over 20 romance novels. During the day, I teach English, and in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips.

One thought on “Votes for Hillary

  1. I like me a good ole realist. And I’ll still love you even though we are so far apart on this one. (I don’t need minions for friends! Strong, independent, intelligent friends – that’s what I like! Minions are cute though – and I love their movies)!

    I have not liked her since 1991. I can not vote for her. I will see a woman in office, so will my daughter. I just hope it’s not her. I have sensed a liar since those early days. I have often been able to sense a liar. A gift I have knowingly had since I was about 15. I sense a liar (above the usual political crap). The last person I sensed it this deeply with – ended up convicted of murder.

    I regularly vote for a woman when I am in complete disagreement with all ballot choices – I vote for ME! 🙂 I think I would make a great president! I know and agree with my views and stance on every issue that concerns me and even those that don’t!

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