My view: Why Hillary Clinton is my choice for 2016

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  • Mr. Bean Provo, UT
    Sept. 16, 2016 10:21 p.m.

    @LOU Montana --
    "This trumped up and over played email scandal is the best REPUBLICANS can come up with than I will gladly take it."

    The email scandal is pathetic conduct. She sent and received classified information over a private server which could have been, and most likely was, hacked... this according to James Comey of the FBI.

    There's more... she and her husband created a charity foundation in order to rake in millions by making promises to contributors... while a government employee and head of the State Department. Anyone else doing it would be thrown in the slammer.

    This country has had enough of the Clintons. They need to retire someplace and get out of our lives.

  • Adam Hughes Tucson, AZ
    Sept. 13, 2016 9:02 p.m.

    I applaud Ms. McKay for publicly voicing her opinion, even when doing so may not be popular or when it goes against what is socially acceptable. She has obviously listened to the candidates and made an impartial and informed choice. Ms. McKay presented a balanced argument for why she has decided to vote for Hillary Clinton. It is interesting to note that her detractors on this comment forum have mostly presented reasons why they loathe Hillary Clinton. Few to none have listed reasons to support their candidate of choice. A serious investigation of the candidates is what is required of voters in this election. Thank you again to Ms. McKay for your thoughtful comments.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    Sept. 13, 2016 6:45 p.m.

    I think the author is far to intelligent to have any sincere belief in much of what she asks us to believe about Ms. Clinton.

    People who spend much of their career employed by or beholden to a political party feel obligated to support the party's candidate.

    The author can check off her satisfaction of that obligation for this election cycle.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Sept. 13, 2016 3:15 p.m.

    It looked like to me that she was handcuffed with her arms behind her back as they was putting her in the van the handcuffs dropped to the ground then she fell into the van as they pulled her in. They took her to her daughters house that was once a hospital than the look a like (Alisha Barnwell) of Hillary, that's 30 lbs lighter came strolling out smilling waving and hugging a small child.

  • Nate Pleasant Grove, UT
    Sept. 12, 2016 2:18 p.m.

    Take yesterday, for example. Hillary hastily left an event and nearly collapsed while getting into her vehicle. The immediate story was that she got dizzy from being overheated and dehydrated, but that she had recovered quickly. She appeared briefly and told everyone she was feeling fine. This didn't add up. Upon further investigation, it was announced that she has pneumonia and will require days of rest.

    So she wasn't feeling fine.

    This is a small example, when compared with things like Benghazi and her insecure email server. But it fits her pattern.

    Why must her story always change as new facts come to light?

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Sept. 12, 2016 11:28 a.m.

    The writer has captured her positions and opinion quite well. People should write down their reasons for supporting a particular candidate. Maybe putting something down in writing will reveal something about yourself that you've been hiding. Also, would you be willing to share that opinion with others and defend it two years from now when either of these candidates have a presidential record to reflect on?

  • loweye salt lake, UT
    Sept. 12, 2016 11:04 a.m.

    I am amazed at how people think Hillary is even close to doing things that Trump has done over and over: making nasty comments about anyone in this country and other countries who disagree with him (not to mention the many illicit affairs he almost proudly admits to). He seems to check any form of respect for others at the dooe and just spouts whatever comes into his head with no internal filter. Trump is one of the most narcissistic individuals ever to run for president. He is like a 5-year-old on the playground yelling because someone took back their own ball.

    What he doesn't seem to realize is that the president is not the CEO throwing orders around and expecting everyone to say "Yes sir". There are 2 other branches of the federal government he would have to deal with. Good luck with that.

    I think the only reason he got involved in this campaign was to be able to check it off his bucket list.

  • TurtleWorks Orem, UT
    Sept. 12, 2016 9:43 a.m.

    I am amazed at the lies and rumors with which Republicans paint Hillary. Such stories get perpetuated without any fact checking. It is this kind of politicking that has me very disenchanted with the Republican party.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2016 8:53 a.m.

    Her comment about the deplorable Trump supporters was less caustic than their daily attacks on everyone that does not fit their narrow 1950's mold.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 12, 2016 7:15 a.m.

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. America made the mistake of voting for Bill Clinton after they knew of his lies, his affairs, his contempt for law by lying under oath. There is no evidence that Hillary is any different. There is nothing noble about anyone, man or woman, who lies to get gain. If Hillary is too sick to remember the facts about her email server, she is too ill to serve in any position. Those who would willing vote for a politician who puts herself first and the people last (re: her resent statement calling Americans a "basket of deplorables") are rejecting their duty support the millions of Americas who died to give us the opportunity to vote for someone who will honor his oath of office. If women are so short-sighted that they would vote for a candidate because of her sex, then men should do the same and vote for a man because of his sex. See, that makes absolutely no sense. We don't vote for sex in America or because of it anymore than we would make the mistake of voting because of race. Fool me once . . .

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Sept. 11, 2016 10:18 p.m.

    "Above all, Hillary Clinton is a survivor. She has been linked to scandal."

    She has not just been 'linked' to scandal, she is the perpetrator of almost all of it. That is like saying Al Capone was linked to organized crime.

    She certainly is a survivor. With a willing press who refuses to hold her accountable and the political connections to absolve her from any legal consequences for her misdeeds, she has managed to avoid the penalties that just about any other citizen would receive under the same circumstances.

    She chose well to be a Democrat. The GOP would never have put up with this nonsense from one of its own.

  • A Quaker Brooklyn, NY
    Sept. 11, 2016 9:24 p.m.

    I was a Bernie voter, not because I didn't respect Clinton, but because I knew the Republicans would be gunning for her with every permutation of sophistry, libel, slander, misdirection, pandering, and exploiting people's ignorance. I knew that because that's what they've been doing to her, and her husband, and now her daughter, forever.

    Their outright lies, their distortions, and their exaggerations have broken all records these last few months.

    Meanwhile, Hillary as proven time and again that she is one of the most serious, dedicated, and durable candidates. Today, for example, she makes a public appearance knowing she has pneumonia. How many 20-year-olds could have stood in the heat and sunlight, wearing a bullet-proof vest under a long-sleeved pants suit, while full of antibiotics, for almost two hours?

    She's not only capable, she's one tough old bird! She's got my vote, easily.

  • roseparkT Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2016 6:31 p.m.

    She's not for me, my friends and family. She's ethically unfit and evidence shows today that she's physically unfit for the role of Commander and Chief. Trump/Pence 2016!

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    Sept. 11, 2016 6:02 p.m.


    I could be wrong, but wasn't the first item on your list Watergate? Wasn't that when President Nixon's team broke into Democratic offices in the Watergate hotel in Washington DC? Don't blame Mrs. Clinton for that one.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    Sept. 11, 2016 5:36 p.m.

    "He is childish and resorts to name-calling. He is opinionated, and will not curb his tongue. He sees himself as the sole possessor of knowledge, and feels he alone can fix things."

    I found this to be very funny. Trump resorts to name calling, per the author, yet in the exact same sentence, she calls him names.

    As for Hillary's 'brushes' with scandal, I think that is trying to white wash an orange tiger. She has had more full blown investigations than any person ever. She is a proven liar and frankly totally untrustworthy.

    I do not say to vote for Trump, but I will say I will never vote for a Clinton. I would rather have one of the Marx Brothers in office than another Clinton.

    Any time I consider the choice we have this year for President, I simply want to vomit.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Sept. 11, 2016 5:22 p.m.

    Rdahl, Trump's lies, his bigotry, enslaving people to build his wealth, cheating subcontractors, playboy morals, love for Putin, hate speeches, draft dodging, flipflopping on issues, tax evasion and his inability to keep confidential information confident. He is the man's man of all the wrong values.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2016 4:24 p.m.

    warm, delightful, funny, spontaneous? Ask those that have worked for Hillary and I do not think those descriptors come to their mind. Survivor is right, and heaven help whoever might interfere with her getting what she wants.

    Hillary has had a lot of time in the political arena, but during that time what did she accomplish? As senator she was instrumental in naming a post office. She also supported the war in Iraq. As first lady in the white house she fired everybody in the travel department and put her friends in the positions. As Secretary of State, she ran for cover under sniper fire and violated security regulations regarding secret communications.

    Voting for an unqualified person to be President just to see a "glass ceiling" broken, is irresponsible voting. If the author feel a need to vote for someone just because she is a woman, vote for Jill Stein.

    The allure of electing the first woman president is likely how many black voters felt about Obama in 2008. By 2012, many of those disillusioned voters realized that imagination and reality are not the same.

  • rdahl Shelley, ID
    Sept. 11, 2016 3:52 p.m.

    If you count her 40 years of lies, deceit, bad ethics, pay-for-play, etc as good accomplishments, you are just as delusional as she is. She is the most corrupt person to ever have been nominated for president. That would be the real history maker, electing a known criminal.

  • rdahl Shelley, ID
    Sept. 11, 2016 3:22 p.m.

    Watergate 1974
    Whitewater 1978-1998
    Travelgate 1993
    Chinagate 1996
    Senate Campaign Donations 2000
    Clinton Foundation 2001-2016
    Wikileaks 2010
    Benghazi 2012
    Haiti Mining 2012
    Private emails 2015.

    The list goes on about her accomplishments. Fired for bad ethics. Lies every time she speaks. Great woman to have in the presidency. Guess people want to make history by electing the most corrupt woman they could find.

  • Chummley MISSION VIEJO, CA
    Sept. 11, 2016 12:53 p.m.

    I don't care how qualified she is - I will never vote for a Clinton or a Bush. These families have held us in their collective grip for more than 25 years. We are not Europeans.

    I would also say that I do not believe for one moment she is what she says she is - because it changes all the time to meet her need. She wants to be President for her - not the rest of us. Besides, if you like Trump it turns out you have a 25% chance of being "Deplorable." She is really on her side and her side alone. The rest of us can jump in the lake and she would not blink an eye.

    Oh and I am not a Trump supporter.

    Nope, say it how you want but HRC is a self centered Baby Boomer and we have had enough of those folks to last another 100 years.....

  • dave The OC, CA
    Sept. 11, 2016 10:11 a.m.

    I don't care for Trump but you lost me at "tithe payer". That's like saying he doesn't like vanilla ice cream and using that as a prerequisite.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 11, 2016 8:40 a.m.

    Nicely put. Thank you.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Sept. 11, 2016 8:23 a.m.

    Great letter! Everything you said is true. Hillary has learned to survive in the ugly world of male politics. She has repeatedly out gunned them with facts. This trumped up and over played email scandal is the best REPUBLICANS can come up with than I will gladly take it. There are far worse people on the Republican side (Dennis Hastert for example).
    We need Hillary not Trump.