Kinfolk I must say that I have been somewhat disconnected from the presidential election campaign. This is vastly different from 8 years ago when President Barrack Obama ran, I was fully invested. I don’t know what it is this time around that has me so uninvested, at a time when I should be immersed in each candidates politics. After the fiasco that ensued with the GOP trying to narrow down their long list of unqualified and out of touch candidates, I think I was fatigued. Then to find out that I wasn’t in an episode of Punk’d and the American people did actually chose Donald Trump as the republican candidate for President of the United States. Donald Trump, who can’t properly manage his hair, is actually in the running for commander and chief of the free world. This is absolutely mind boggling and has caused side-eye strain for me.
Then on the other side we had Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battling it out for democratic nomination. Neither candidate really jumped out at me in the way that Barrack Obama did 8 years ago. It also could be the senseless killing of black men all over the US at the hands of the police with no consequences for these officers, when there is clear video evidence! It also could be the fact that I am having anxiety because the Obama’s are leaving the White House and I wish they could stay another 8 years that has me so disconnected.
But leave it to First Lady Michelle Obama to reinvigorate my interest in the presidential election. On the first night of the Democratic National Convention my First Lady took the stage and gave what has to be one of the most rousing speeches,second only to Jesse Williams’s speech at The BET Awards, that I have heard in years. FLOTUS’s speech single handedly made me sit up and take notice that I need to really reinvest in this presidential campaign, because these crazy folks could put Donald Trump in the White House. It also made me sad because it’s just another reminder that The Obama’s are leaving us. At this point I have no choice but to say, “I’m With Her!” in support of Hillary Clinton because it’s for damn sure I will not be voting for Donald Trump!
Check out FLOTUS’s speech below:
Whut say you?