Simon Jester wrote:
Yeah, yeah, I know I'm an idealist.
I guess a better wording would be that she seems to be focusing on the latter almost to the exclusion
of the former - that she's a politician's
politician. Yeah, some of Bill's slime has rubbed off on her, but she produces plenty of her own, too.
In fact, let me expand on this a bit more.
It's all fine and well to have personal, political gain as a motivator. Any politician who is honest with himself is going to admit to it. The problem is that sometimes (okay, often, maybe even usually) the gain becomes the sole
motivator. This is when the candidate becomes dangerous, because they will spend so much time and effort in attaining
office that they can be unprepared for the job when they get it.
I believe that Clinton falls into this category. The acquisition of the presidency and the glory that goes with being the first woman behind the desk in the Oval Office (as opposed to in front of, or under) may (note my use of the word may
) have become a higher priority than actually running the country once she makes it in. Once in office, I fear that she will not use her powers responsibly or effectively (see the earlier comment about trans fat legislation).
_________________"Vox populi? Vox humbug!"
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