Professor submitted: I support Hillary Clinton

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I’ve had it with Donald Trump! I have listened carefully to the 7-2016 GOP Presidential Debates.  None of the 2016 GOP candidates are impressive. This especially applies to Donald Trump. He reminds me of the Greek god, Narcissus. In other words, Donald Trump is narcissistic which, according to Freudian psychoanalysis, denotes an excessive degree of self-esteem and emotional immaturity despite his multi-billionaire status. So, even though money talks, Trump should walk!

My unwavering support of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is based on her experience, assertive style, intellectual depth, and obvious leadership skills. In fact, Hillary served as first lady during her husband’s presidency from 1993-2001. Subsequently, she sought and won the U.S. Senate seat from New York, which she retained from 2001-2009. And finally, Hillary served as Secretary of State, during the Obama Administration, from 2009-2013. Hillary Clinton is a highly qualified candidate for President of the United States.

Isn’t it about time that we elect our first woman president, especially since other countries, such as Germany, Great Britain, and India, have done so either recently or in the not-too-distant past? Remember Angela Merkel, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi? Even though we tout ourselves as far ahead of other first-world countries, are we? Or, are we far behind other first-world countries?

Unlike Donald Trump, who references President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and even his GOP presidential candidate rivals as stupid, Hilary Clinton is not stupid! She is an advocate in support of  the rights of women, including abortion rights, is a proponent in support of a substantial increase in the minimum wage and income equality for both genders, and is open to the entry of immigrants into the United States and to their pursuit of American citizenship without thinking of all immigrants as criminals, rapists, and drug addicts, unlike Donald Trump.

And this is only the tip of the iceberg as regards Hillary Clinton’s positive initiatives related to numerous other seminal issues, such as gun control, health care for all, and ISIS. Isn’t it about time, then, to ‘dump Trump’? Or, as Sarah Palin would never say: “You betcha!”

John Scolaro is a Professor of Humanities and Senior Teaching Fellow at Valencia College. His opinions are his own, and do not reflect Valencia College and/or the Valencia Voice.