Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology, U. Minn. Law School
August 10, 2016 Bloomington, MN
I like Hillary. Would I like to have a mimosa with her? Wrong question. I suspect that that neither she nor I have much interest in partying during the mimosa part of the day. Indeed, I suspect that no woman who meets the mimosa test would run for President or be elected if she did. Instead, for me, a detail oriented policy wonk, the more relevant question is whether I would find a discussion of political strategy to be exhilarating. And in spite of the fact that I have supported Hillary for the last thirty years (since I was thrilled to discover that someone who had worked for the Children’s Defense Fund was running for Yale Alumni Trustee) and went out of my way to stick up for her over Bernie Sanders in the Minnesota caucuses, I still have no idea whether she sees the issues – the defining issues of our day – in the same terms that I do.