“As I know too well, it’s not easy when you stand up and put yourself in contention for a role that’s only been sought by boys.”
Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent an 8-year-old a consolation letter after the girl lost class president to a boy by one vote. From The Washington Post:
Eight-year-old Martha Kennedy Morales got a huge surprise when she opened a personal letter sent to her home. It was from Hillary Clinton, who was consoling Martha for losing an election for class president to a boy — by a single vote.
“As I know too well, it’s not easy when you stand up and put yourself in contention for a role that’s only been sought by boys,” Clinton wrote.
Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, was the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate by any major political party in U.S. history. Clinton won the popular vote by several million votes but lost in the electoral college.
The youngster attends Friends Community School, a small, private Quaker school in College Park, Md., and is a third-grader in a combined third- and fourth-grade class. Martha said that as part of a unit on U.S. government, elections for class president and Congress were held, and she decided to run for the top job. Her opponent, she said, was a popular fourth-grade boy.
At first I thought, “Okay, this has to happen a lot. Why is it a big deal that she lost?”
Then as I read more, this school takes this post seriously:
The election was held, but six ballots were declared invalid because students had not filled them out correctly. Another vote was taken. Martha lost by a single vote, she said, and was declared vice president.
In a description of her job that U.S. vice presidents could have given, she said: “Now I get to be the tiebreaker if the House and Senate can’t agree. And I have meetings with the president. That’s all that I know that I do.”
Her father, Albert Morales, said Martha waged a serious campaign to win, and he routinely posted campaign updates on his Facebook page. He revealed the results of the contest there, too.
I mean…wow. I don’t remember our class presidents going all out for the election. I also remember only having presidents in high school, not elementary school.
For the record, Hillary, the sex of the majority of class officers at my high school? FEMALE.
Apparently when her father shared the news on Facebook, a number of his friends became upset by the news. Democrat political activist Bryan Weaver saw the post. After he told his friend about it, the friend’s eyes “welled up with tears.”
Someone contacted the Clintons and Hillary wrote the girl a letter.
GOOD LORD. It’s a class presidential election. We all know these “elections” in school are popularity contests. It’s not the end of the world.
Yeah, it’s nice Hillary wrote the girl, but something tells me she did it in order to remain relevant. It also shows she’s not over losing to President Donald Trump.DONATE
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