2008 U.S. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

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November 18, 2007

The U.S. presidential election is about 12 months away. Many important things could happen between now and then, but as citizens responsible for choosing our leader we need to start solidifying our opinions of the current contenders.


Following is a forthright summary of one of the current major candidates to lead our country.


Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner, and she will likely win the democratic nomination, if she can avoid self destructing in the meantime.


Her notoriety derives from her marriage to Bill Clinton, the two-term U.S. president, Arkansas governor, and arrogant, immoral, lying criminal and sexual predator. Irrefutable facts justify all elements of this description.


He lied to all of us during a televised White House press conference in January 1998, saying “Now, I have to go back to work on my State of the Union speech. And I worked on it until pretty late last night. But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people.”  


In my opinion, these few sentences uttered by our commander-in-chief say a lot about him personally and even more about the Clinton style of politics, of which Hillary is part and parcel. The beginning and ending of his statement are clearly intended to emphasize how important he is and garner sympathy from his audience, and the middle part is an outright lie presented with feigned righteousness. He was later charged with perjury and obstruction of justice and impeached by the House of Representatives.


In addition to this and many more examples of Clinton debauchery, I personally know a woman who had sex with Bill in a closet at a Little Rock TV station in the early 1980s while he was governor of Arkansas and married to Hillary. His philandering nature was well-known in the capital city, and it is quite improbable that Hillary did not know about it also.


I think Hillary is technically smart enough to be a leader of people. She is an educated lawyer. All of my doubts about her qualifications to lead my country stem from her lack of applicable experience, raw ambition to obtain and exercise power, which is greed[1], and deceitful politics. In my opinion, these characteristics are enough to disqualify her as a viable leader of the free world, even if she proposed to have some great solutions to the world’s problems, which she does not have, or at least has not articulated. Does the world need another incompetent, greedy liar in a position of power?


While I believe serving as First Lady for eight years is great experience that few living people can claim, it does not qualify one to be a senator or president. I think a prerequisite for a senator is a strong legislative track record in the service of constituents and a viable presidential candidate needs to have demonstrated good executive-level judgment and leadership that voters can count on as heady issues are addressed. Hillary has none of this.


Without Bill, Hillary would be completely unknown on the world stage. She leveraged this relationship in a calculating manner to become a NY senator, even though she never lived there before. This was clearly intended to be a stepping stone in her path to run for the presidency. Can anyone doubt that she is driven by sheer ambition to obtain power?


She accused her husband’s political enemies of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” following the Lewinsky scandal. She later said that she had been misled by her husband’s claims that no affair had taken place. Let’s face facts here. Hillary’s persona is not a simple “stand by your man” woman as her arguments imply. Bill had been committing adultery regularly for at least 15 years prior, and if Hillary was not aware of it, then how can she expect us to believe that she can grasp the essence of the more complicated matters that face the nation and world? Her whole position on the affair can only demonstrate incredible ignorance or calculated deceit, neither of which is acceptable of a leader.


It is clearly unreasonable for us to expect anyone to be morally flawless. However, in my opinion, Hillary Clinton misses this mark by such a wide margin that she should be disqualified from even being considered as the leader of our country.


There are numerous incidents in Hillary’s past that bolster this ForthRightView. One has only to do a simple internet search to find them. What more do we need to know?

[1] An excessive desire to acquire or possess more than one needs or deserves.