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Christian Ulvert: Experience and passion make Hillary Clinton my choice for president

With New Hampshire behind us, I want to share a few insights after spending several days in the state.

First, driving through the snow is not at all like driving in rain. So I can take that off the bucket list.

Hillary Clinton’s speech Tuesday night has inspired me more than ever to double down on her campaign. She isn’t only the most qualified person to lead, she offers this country a promise of real solutions matched with action.

I share this because I appreciate we have a primary and while the policy differences offer little contrast, the vision and path forward offered by Clinton stand in complete contrast to Bernie Sanders.

Make no mistake, the revolution espoused by Sanders frightens me because it mirrors the rhetoric and empty promises that chased my family out of Nicaragua, ruined my husband’s home county of Venezuela and has left behind Cuba. Sanders offers nothing more than false promises and false hope to our young generation.

I agree that our political system is broken and needs an overhaul, and income inequality is a real threat to our progress. But our challenges are greater than that.

We need a leader who will tackle both those issues along with achieving the dream of homeownership, protecting us at home and abroad and investing in job creation through infrastructure upgrades and clean energy.

As our next president says, she is fighting for the struggling, striving and successful. She speaks to families like mine who have seen struggles, who are striving to do more and who are successful. She also leads with a heart of gold that believes in lifting one another up through a hand up and an open mind.

New Hampshire sparked a deeper level of emotion for me in this election cycle because I know the road ahead is more important than ever. I held back tears as she spoke about the coalition of families who are looking to her for hope and opportunity.

Hillary Clinton is ready to be our next President of the United States and I’m proud to say I stand with her!


Christian Ulvert is the founder and president of EDGE Communications and former Chairman of SAVE, South Florida’s leading LGBT organization. Column courtesy of Context Florida.

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