Any regular reader of this post knows where I stand. I wish the first woman nominee for American president by a major political party had been someone different. Had been someone other than Hillary Clinton.
But… it would be churlish of me not to acknowledge – not to celebrate! – this milestone.
Additionally it would be remiss of me not to make my position clear. For given the essentially binary choice that I, like millions of other Americans, will face in November, even now I know where I stand.
Who knows what will happen between now and Election Day? What events will take place, malicious or benign? What secrets will be revealed, unsettling or embarrassing? What behaviors will be displayed, contemptible or curious? I certainly do not.
This however I do know. That I will vote. That I will vote for one of the two major party candidates. And that I will not vote for Donald Trump. Whatever my complaints about Clinton, intellectual, psychological, or temperamental unfitness is not among them. About her Republican opponent I cannot say the same.