Letters to Tuvia#139:The Race is On!2-2-16

Morning Tuv R,

I’m up early with breaking news: Hillary is taking the Iowa caucuses from Bernie in a squeaker and the Donald was toppled by Ted Cruz, with Marco finishing a strong 3rd.
Exciting, don’t you think? I’m breathing again with the Donald forced to humble himself-LOSER!!!

The first presidential campaign without you here to weigh in, so I’m going to keep you updated but I know where you would be standing.  Bernie for you is not Barack ,and I’m pretty sure that you would  be standing with Hillary.  We stand together in reality.

Yes, I love Bernie but I don’t see him as a viable candidate in a national campaign and I don’t think he is prepared for it.  But it was tense last night when I dined with Hilda and Marie-France, both now turned off to Hillary.  I took them on but they were emotional and I didn’t have enough energy. I took the high road.

But I’m excited with political distraction and it’s important to have this battle for Obama’s successor. I’m remembering our commitment to Barack in both elections when we campaigned for me in marches and Nyack phone banks.  Our political lives were always in motion. Celebrating his inauguration with him in DC.

I’m up at 4:30  for both of us-watching, writing…

Yes, I did get some sleep but I couldn’t stay asleep with unsettled dreams. It’s a great time to be alive.  Wish you were!

Politics, YES!

Miss you,

Bonnie S.



20 thoughts

  1. It certainly was an exciting night. I have a former colleague who is now in Iowa so he’s kept us posted as to what he thought was going to happen. What a year this will be. I remember that first time with Obama. I was beyond excited. Glad you were with friends, despite the conflict. That’s what is so good about our country. Everyone gets to have an opinion! Have a nice day, Bonnie.

    • I’m remembering when we tossed off Hillary for Barack the first time. I do love Bernie’s stance but I like Hillary and believe that she will get more accomplished. I’m sure if I were in my 20’s I’d be Bernie all the way but I went through the idealists of the 60’s that lost to Nixon, Regan etc.

  2. As an Iowan, I am happy the Donald didn’t win, but not so sure about Ted Cruz either. I do know that Bernie and Hillary have my high school students and former students in college excited and involved in the process, and that can only be a good thing. Several former students posted that they became delegates from their caucus precincts and will be staying involved in the election process. For me, that is the best news from yesterday. Now, for a few weeks of peace from the candidates while they head off to the next states…

  3. Bonnie, I am happy you are finding excitement and anticipation in this election season, although I know you feel Tuvia’s absence always. I was happy to watch Donald tumble last night, too. I just can’t believe he even made it this far.

  4. It is going to be interesting to see who we end up with as candidates. I am hoping all voters weigh where each candidate stands and believes and vote for who will be best for the country whether it is someone in our own party or not.
    Bonnie, for some reason when I click on your link it takes me to my WordPress site. Don’t know what I am doing wrong. Hope this gets posted.

  5. Well the vote on Trump seems to be in . . . and I can say I agree 150%! Politics can be so filled with passion, and we have about 10 more months!

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