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7 reasons we love Hillary more than ever that have nothing to do with Trump

7 reasons we love Hillary more than ever that have nothing to do with Trump
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Photo: (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)

The last few days haven’t been kind to Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey resurrected Clinton’s email woes with a maddeningly vague letter to Congress saying that the agency was taking “appropriate investigative steps” after learning that some additional emails may have turned up on another device. (Subsequent reporting said the device belonged to sexting fiend Anthony Weiner.) Comey’s actions have all the earmarks of a CYA action, particularly since he ignored Department of Justice policy in publicly commenting on an investigation in such an early stage.

So Clinton enters the final stretch of the campaign with a cloud hanging over her. Whether the cloud is legitimate or not is something we won’t know until well after Election Day. Considering how much ink has been spilled over her emails, it’s hard to believe that there’s a ticking bomb waiting to explode in the latest round. (The emails may be duplicates and may not even be from Clinton.)

But it’s a good time to stop and consider why Hillary deserves our backing. It’s not just because Trump is, well, Trump. It’s because Clinton has demonstrated that combination of steel and empathy that we will need to further our progress in the coming years.

Here’s a reminder of just a few of the reasons why we stand with HER.

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