October 7, 2016
Clarity Around Obvious Leadership
FRESNO—It is unfortunate that the media coverage of this presidential election has focused on dueling negatives. Almost a decade of inaction in Congress has pushed down public approval of our government to abysmal levels, and no experienced politician has been able to avoid being tarred by that brush.
The “alternative” choice is Donald Trump, a human avatar of the kind of profit-hungry and merciless big business that destroyed the world economy back in 2008. Frustrated voters might listen to the media and think that both choices are equally bad. However, if you look past the headlines, there is one strong, steady candidate who can do the job (Hillary Clinton) and one who is an inexperienced, unbalanced swindler who threatens all the principles our country holds dear (Trump).
Regardless of your personal opinions of Clinton, it cannot be denied that she has been the target of a constant stream of partisan political attacks for almost three decades. Ever since she became the chief advocate of the attempted Democratic healthcare reform plan in 1993, she has been accused of everything under the sun and hauled in front of countless hearings to smile at her detractors and answer their questions. Despite the endless accusations and name calling, she stoically addresses each and every concern.
The repeated Benghazi and State Department e-mail investigations have been an attempt to turn Clinton’s incredible strength in understanding our military and international security into a perceived weakness. However, she has withstood these attacks with confidence and expertise, whereas Trump has repeatedly broken down over jabs as small as quoting his insults about a beauty pageant winner.
“Temperament matters. Experience matters. Knowledge matters. Diplomacy matters. The U.S. President has the most critical and influential leadership role on the planet,” says Michael D. Evans, chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party. “We cannot put our children and grandchildren at risk by entrusting our future to a cocky and unbalanced amateur.”
The Fresno County Democratic Party is united behind Hillary Clinton for President. The official Coordinated Campaign headquarters is at 1035 U Street in downtown Fresno. To volunteer or for more information, contact 559-495-0606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.