For many Republicans, supporting Donald Trump is just not something they can bring themselves to do. Some have turned to the Libertarian Party, others simply will not vote for President, but surely no Republican would find themselves actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton… right?
Well, unfortunately, the candidacy of Donald Trump has so divided the GOP that some women have decided that #ImWithHer may just be better for the future of conservatism.
They call themselves “Republican Women For Hillary” and their mission? Stop Donald Trump.
One of the group’s founders, Jennifer Lim, put it best when she said:
“It’s really important that Republican leaders, especially Republican women leaders, stand up right now and say we’re not OK with Trump representing our party… This is not a position I ever wanted to find myself in. But it’s important that when things like this happen that people speak up.”
For these women, this was not an easy decision. No Republican could have ever seen themselves supporting Hillary Clinton, not with such a vast field of Republican Candidates that were all, with the exception of Donald Trump, vastly superior choices.
This is not about convincing people that Clinton is a great option, however, and Lim makes that very clear:
“We’re not going to be in the business of convincing people that Hillary Clinton will be the savior of all of our policy issues. We’re trying to convince people that your vote has a political and moral purpose, and it’s important to use that.”
For these women, it is about making a statement. While I could never find myself willingly choosing to vote for Hillary Clinton, I applaud these women for having the balls to make such a tough decision.