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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Oregon
Member since: 2001
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Female. Retired. Wife-Mom-Grandma. Approx. 30 years in broadcasting, at least 20 of those in news biz. Taurus. Loves chocolate - preferably without nuts or cocoanut. Animal lover. Rock-hound from pre-school age. Proud Democrat for life. Ardent environmentalist and pro-choicer. Hoping to use my skills set for the greater good. Still married to the same guy for 40+ years. Probably because he's a proud Democrat, too. Penmanship absolutely stinks, so I'm glad I'm a fast typist! I will always love Hillary and she will always be my President.

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I'm just a few years younger than she is. I think I'm about her height, too.

When I was still working, I needed to dress for credibility. So I wore pant suits or separates like that. I had a minor "back porch" issue from which to draw the eye away. I knew what colors looked better on me, and soon came to appreciate pumps with lower heels. Love scarves, and sometimes a little "statement" jewelry (usually something I'd made), at least when it didn't interfere with my neck-ful of press passes. I remember interviewing Joan Collins during the whole "Dynasty" thing and she declared "I like to make a statement with my clothes." And Boy-Howdy did she ever! Hillary doesn't dress as flamboyant as that, but it's not her personality anyway, and it's clear she dresses for practicality as well as credibility.

I totally get how she dresses. And she always looks like a million bucks! That outfit she wore to a speech recently - black pants and what looked like a long-sleeved dark green brocade above-the-knee tunic (could have been a dress on a younger woman) - ordinarily I might not care for something like that, but on her, it looked FABULOUS! Both close up and longer view.

She looked like a million bucks last night. That ivory suit was GORGEOUS on her. I found myself thinking - "gee, she sure knows what colors work on her!" After she grew away from those awful striped pants she wore as a student (photo in her dorm room, I think?), I thought her sense of style improved dramatically! She's aging well. As someone who covered a lot of Hollywood and saw tons of facelifts, boob jobs, neck jobs, eye jobs, hair transplants, and Botox treatments, I find it really nice to see how she's embraced her age, and even seems proud of it - as she should be. She's so much better-looking now than she was as a younger woman, anyway.

Welcome to DU, indigovalley!

The gritting of his teeth is quite telling. One doesn't gnash teeth with a bit of a grimace like that, if one was feeling triumphant about a job just effectively finished. Seems to me one makes a face like that when one is pissed off or glad something grueling is finally over.

MOST informative, Cane4Dems!

Tremendous thanks for the report! I especially appreciate your notice of the react around the room. Complete silence when Hillary spoke - everybody paying attention to what she said while they were laughing at Trump or actually physically waving him off. That strongly suggests people ARE paying attention now, and these may have been making note about punching the card for her in November. I'd want to stop and listen carefully, too, if I was seriously starting to consider choosing a candidate. Sounds like most of 'em in the room with you had already started leaning toward her.

Btw - I noted last night during MSNBC's debate aftermath, that their focus group of undecideds wound up with 11 turned to Hillary, only five went to Trump.

I think it was a different outfit for the convention.

The front is different - lapels then, none last night. But never mind! She looked GORGEOUS! She makes really smart choices in suits. VERY executive. VERY business-like. Plain, no frippery. VERY tasteful, elegant, well-tailored, well-coordinated and accessorized. And with an eye toward what is slimming. Like the white suit on Convention night, the bright blue suit when she first announced, the red suit for the first debate against The Donald, ONE color - elongates the body, creates a solid vertical - VERY strategically smart, especially if (like me) you would prefer to deemphasize the derriere, or a figure that's less-than-hourglass.

Also, I notice she wears colored and minimally-patterned/woven tunics with black pants. Black pants minimize one's hind quarters, too.

Having had more than my share of figure flaws, I know lots of tricks for dressing deceptively to disguise or distract from the problems, and creative use of accessories to further draw the eye up-and-down instead of across, wide, and broad. It was one of my great disappointments when I was pregnant: almost ALL the available maternity wear seemed to emphasize horizontal lines and prints, patterns, or color blocks. Nothing like saying "LOOK AT MY BIG EXPLODING STOMACH, EVERYBODY!!! DON'T MISS IT!!! BLIMP ALERT!!!"

It took every bit of imagination I had, to try to get around that!

I LOVE how Hillary dresses. She's setting a great example, especially for those of us who are not a size 4 or below.

That about sums it up!

Sums up any of the debates between Hillary and The Donald.

This only leaves out one thing - "disaster."

Astonishing, isn't it.

And throw in the insults at the end.

I swear - a six-year-old in a 70-year-old body.

Well, my mind is certainly blown. Totally blown!

Unbelievable. Unbelievable! That he decides to shit all over one of our most solid, sacred, and revered devices of democracy - the sanctity of the vote and the acceptance of the results of fair and honest elections - YEEEESH!

No shit, bravenak. What, you may simply not feel like accepting the election results if you lose, you anarchist!?!? I guess that's what you get when you've spent a lifetime willfully flouting and otherwise ignoring the rules.


Hey! I do believe I am a nasty woman, too!

Proud of it! If Hillary's considered a nasty woman, I'm proud to count myself one, ALSO!

Wow! Yeah, that was a DEFINING moment.

I instantly thought - he just blew this election.

WHOA! That's the ballgame.

They'll wait til the polls close on the West Coast.

8pm here in CA. With apologies to Hawaii and Alaska. When California, Washington, and Oregon close, that'll be it. And I suspect when California closes, that in and of itself will be it - simply because of the size of the California population and its motherlode of electoral votes.
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