George Graham

The Validation of Hillary



If there were any lingering doubts about Hillary’s fitness to be the President of America and leader of the free world, surely those doubts have been dispelled by President Obama’s unqualified endorsement.

Listen for yourself to the President’s eloquent message. There’s a link to the video at the end of this blog. Believe me, it’s worth your time and effort. It will leave you feeling inspired.

The President made his case for Hillary with certainty and conviction.

“I know how hard this job can be,” he told America. “And I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”

Not someone more qualified. Someone so qualified!

And he explained why Hillary – and only Hillary among the candidates – is made to order for the world’s toughest job.

He talked about her intellect, her fighting spirit and her compassion. He reminded America of her lifelong dedication to lifting up the downtrodden, especially women and children.

I know there are Americans who do not share my admiration for our President. I know there are those who resent the rise of a black man to the highest office in the land. I know there are others with an ax to grind who did not get the advantage they hoped for. And, of course, not everyone agrees with his progressive yet pragmatic philosophy.

But these folks don’t matter. They are an insignificant minority.

Most Americans – most of the world – know what a great President Barack Obama has been. They recognize how he saved his country and the rest of the free world from economic collapse and apocalyptic war, how he stooped to give the poor a hand up, how he stood tall to resist the bullying and blandishments of the powerful, how he fought to provide care for the old and the sick.

History will surely recall Barack Obama as a fair minded, kind hearted President who listened to his better angels, a patient and thoughtful leader who treated opponents – however mean spirited – with respect but who, in the final analysis, acted with decisiveness and resolve.

To me, the Obama Presidency’s enduring legacy is simply that the country and the world are better off because of it.

Now, he has entrusted that precious legacy to Hillary without hesitation, declaring her uniquely qualified to keep the torch of freedom, justice and compassion burning bright not only in America but throughout the world.

That’s good enough for me.

Click for the President’s endorsement.

About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for