Author Kenton Long
Today, Hillary Clinton, former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Sec. of State, is expected to announce her decision to run for President in 2016. She is far and away the front-running candidate of the Democrat Party. Many believe Mrs. Clinton’s nomination is a foregone conclusion. I don’t think so.
I am NOT a Hillary Clinton fan. I’m not a Bill Clinton fan. I’m not a Bush or Bush or Bush fan either. I’m a Constitutional Conservative.
Before I explain why I don’t think Hillary will be the Democrat nominee, I want to consider what I see as the similarities and differences between Hillary and Obama.
Hillary and Obama are cut from the same Leftist Progressive cloth. Students and admirers of Leftist radical Saul Alinsky. Both Hillary and Obama hate the U.S. Constitution, hate the U.S. military, and hate capitalism. Both are Progressives, Marxists, and socialists. Both want to “fundamentally” change America.
They do differ in some respects, albeit mildly. Where Obama hates America, Hillary only has a strong dislike. Where Obama hates Christianity and Judaism, Hillary has a strong dislike. Where Obama is sympathetic to radical Muslim terrorists, Hillary is sympathetic to no religion. Where Obama was perfectly unfit (experience) to be Chief Executive of the country, Hillary seems to think herself entitled to the job.
Moving away from ideology to personalities, both Hillary and Obama appear to be vain, prideful, dishonest, arrogant, and mad for power. On the other hand, where Obama feels himself above the nitty-gritty of politics, Hillary seems to thrive in it. Where Obama appears to hate the job of President, Hillary looks like she can’t wait to get her hands on the levers of office. Where Obama seems ambitious to fulfill his “father’s dreams,” Hillary seems to be anxious to stick it to Bill and her enemies.
But, I don’t think Hillary will get the Democrat nomination. It won’t be the recent scandals (e.g. Benghazi, home email server, Clinton Foundation) that will bring Hillary down. It won’t be Bill’s dirty laundry. Likewise, her downfall will not be because Obama soured the voters to another Democrat in office. And her downfall will not be because the Republicans were unable to field a winning candidate.
Hillary will have plenty of campaign support on the ground, mega-dollar donations, and the media. Running as the first woman President is a plus. The “Clinton machine” is formidable. Both Hillary and Bill have vast experience running Presidential campaigns.
Hillary’s downfall will not be due to Bill or outside factors. Hillary’s downfall will be Hillary. She’s a disastrous campaigner—she can’t sell herself. Somewhere along the line in Hillary’s career her commitment to her Leftist ideology took a back seat to personal ambition. It’s almost like, for Hillary, becoming President is a personal vendetta. By contrast, Obama puts his Leftist ideology above his personal ambition. Hillary cannot escape Hillary.
So, WHO, if not Hillary? Senator Elizabeth Warren.