I've tried to write this five different times. I've had Madam President and Random Thoughts on a Tuesday and Living History and Seriously, Speaker Ryan? as titles. I've tried to stay away from the talking heads. I've tried sitting in front of the talking heads. My head is spinning.
I loved Shirley Chisholm's run for the Presidency. I haven't been thrilled with Hillary Clinton's campaign. But Ms Chisholm never got past the Convention in 1974 and Mrs. Clinton is about to take to the airwaves and talk about becoming the Democratic Candidate for President of the United States.
Somewhere, Susan B. Anthony is smiling.
My grandpa thought I would be President; I wonder what Hillary's grandfather thought about her possibilities. Being a realist, I never thought it was a possibility. I've often wondered if Hillary hitched her wagon to Bill's because she didn't think the country would accept her as The Most Powerful Person in the World.
And today she became the Democrats' candidate for the Oval Office (or so the pundits have calculated).
FlapJilly will never wonder if she could have been the one standing on the podium, accepting the nomination, because, whether she wins or loses in November, Hillary Clinton will have been a viable candidate for the Presidency and the only reason my granddaughter won't run for the same office will be because she doesn't want to, not because she doesn't think she can.
I am truly Living History. I'm saving Donald Trump and Speaker Ryan for tomorrow because I don't want to spoil today. Susan B. Anthony and I are too busy smiling.