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Trump's words leave me speechless

"Our daughters and granddaughters deserve and demand to express our collective contempt for this man."
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41st Treasurer of the United States from August, 2001, to June, 2003, serving under President George W. Bush. She is the first person since William Clark to assume the post without having been born a United States citizen.
2016-10-09T18:09:32-04:00
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No words.

There are simply no words.

I am speechless. I am a public speaker and words fail me right now.

Where do I begin? Just three days ago in addressing his declining approval numbers with women voters, the little orange man was claiming on TV that there is no one else in this world who has more respect for women than he does.

Yet, just yesterday we were witness to the latest episode where this man has been caught with his pants down, literally; expressing in the most revolting crude way his views on women as simple sexual objects for his sickening lascivious desires, and flaunting that “when you’re a star, women just give it.”

Yes, it is just one more example in his endless repertoire of what he truly thinks about women. One would have thought that after this episode became public, his heartfelt, remorseful and genuine apology to all women, but especially to the ones he has used and abused, and even more specifically to his many wives and daughters, would have been offered.

Instead, what we heard was a half-hearted "I am not perfect" excuse. And sadly, more insults to the one woman he fears the most, Hillary Clinton, as if in some perverted twisted way, she was to be judged instead of him. What kind of an apology was that? It sickened me.

Clearly, I am not perfect either; far from it. Not one human being is, for that matter. No one is expecting a perfect man or woman to become our next president.

We are not electing a saint to be the leader of the free world, but we do have to pause and think long and hard about what kind of traits we want in our next president. What behaviors can we tell our children that they should emulate? I pity the poor soulless caricature of a half-man who wants to be president of the greatest country in the world. I also pity the many men and women who fail to recognize and accept that their support for this man is ill conceived.

Many of his supporters have attempted to defend the indefensible with some of the most infantile excuses.

"The boys will be boys" pretext only perpetuates the notion that women are sexual objects to be had. How could we ever expect to raise our boys to become gentlemen, when we as a society do not denounce this behavior as unacceptable in private as it is in public.

How can we expect to raise our daughters to think of themselves as more than sexual objects, when many women are actually going to vote for him? And for those to excuse the inexcusable is to join in the continued degradation of women.

Our daughters and granddaughters deserve and demand to express our collective contempt for this man.

Just because we will never reach Utopia, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t attempt to create it. We do live in an imperfect world, but we do have an obligation to the future generations to elect a decent human being to the highest office of the land. He has demonstrated time and again that he is simply unfit to serve.

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