I just found out today that my mom is one of those Hillary haters. I have heard of those women out there, who hate Hillary Clinton, who won't vote for her at all, who would rather vote for a Republican than for her. I didn't realize that I actually knew any of these women personally, though. And I never would have guessed that I am actually related to one of them.
I am shocked and appalled. At one point during our talk, she even said the words "I just don't know what I'll do if she's our candidate..." then trailed off the sentence suggestively, as though some deep disgruntled part of her would actually consider voting for a Republican instead of Clinton, something that no one in her working class Irish-Swedish immigrant & staunchly DEMOCRATIC family has EVER done.
My mother was equally confused by the fact that I'm not an Obama-girl. "It's not that I'm anti-Obama," I explained, "How could you be? He rocks. And either way we're making history. I just really want a woman in the White House."
My own mother looked at me as though I had two heads.
Then we made Manhattans and changed the subject.