“Yes, I can.”

Rachel Maddow & Elizabeth Warren (MSNBC)  June 10, 2016

MADDOW: With that kind of a vision, I have one last question for you. You’ll know what I’m getting at but take my question literally.


MADDOW: And I know you’re not seeking the job and I know you love being a senator. But if you were asked to be Secretary Clinton’s running mate, do you believe you could do it? By that I mean, the most important job of being a vice president is to be ready to be president if God forbid something happened to the commander-in-chief.

I know you don’t want the job. But do you know you would be capable of stepping into that job and doing that job if you were ever called to do it? Because — and I ask you because Ed Rendell, former DNC chairman, former Pennsylvania governor, said recently that you were no — not in any way, shape or form ready to be commander-in-chief. I want to know if you think you could be.

WARREN: Yes, I do.


In Times of Difficulty

These three words – Yes, I do. are perhaps the most important message to be articulated in this election season. She spoke calmly, as if she surely has pondered the question silently, cautiously.

What a refreshing break from the pathetic lows in courteous discourse, the name-calling, the cheap shots, the labels, the female problem, the male problem, etc.

No matter what happens between now and November, we have to admit that it is possible to have a political discussion without smashing the opponents.

Emerson also said: “Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.


About @LatelaMary

Author of 14 self-help books, five still available: Prepare Him Room, Ten Steps to Peace, Healing the Abusive Family, Moments for Mothers. Breaking the Boxes: critique of institutions vs. individuals. Work-in-progress: Memoir (Sorting out Secrets)
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