Upon the conclusion of the conventions, I am ready to give Hillary the benefit of the doubt and trust her, even though she has stumbled at least twice during her rich statesman-like career. I am betting that she has learned from her mistakes as have most people whose biographies of success we have read.

Secretary Clinton has connections already in place to keep America on track as leader of the free world powers. Her opponent is only wagering on his selections as he makes them within the dark shadows of his own promised performance that will be tinged with bigotry and disdain for women other than his family.

I will now place my money on her, poetically speaking. I cannot contribute anything but words.

Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom,