Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hillary Clinton: Corruption Unfashionable?

Conservative Lisa Schiffren in the New York Observer makes the case that Hillary Clinton won’t be president. The number of Hillary doubters is growing these days, even as head-to-head, Clinton continues handily beating any possible Republican rival.

The Kiss
Hill is corrupt, covered with scandal, and many Americans don’t like that. Al Gore himself is blamed for losing to George W. Bush in 2000 (though he won the popular vote), a time of budget surplus, reduced crime, peace, and prosperity.

And corruption.  People say Gore shouldn’t have separated himself from Clinton; shouldn't have run a campaign that played down his Clinton connection, while accenting his separation from the Clintons with his long, public kiss of then-wife Tipper at the Democratic convention.  Yet the  fact is that Democrats would never have lost in 2000 had the Clintons been less corrupt and scandal-ridden, more no-drama as were Martin Sheen and Stockard Channing in “West Wing."

"West Wing's" First Couple
Another underplayed fact is how readily the country embraced Barack Obama in his battle with Hillary and later against John McCain in part because Obama was an obvious good family man in a solid marriage--one-half of the real "West Wing" ideal couple.

Bill and Hill. So "Go Go '90s;" so yesterday.

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