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Is there a better Democrat presidential candidate than Hillary?

Hillary Clinton on the platform
Hillary Clinton on the platform
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The train seems to have left the station, but the candidate, Hillary, still hasn’t declared that she is on board. She says that she likes train stations, trains, and trips, but she hasn’t yet bought a ticket. When she gets on the campaign (train) as an official candidate (passenger), there will be lots of stops along the rails, but she won’t be able to get off and go home with causing havoc. Now, Democrats know that she is strong among them. Republicans seem to fear her. The greatest fear is her appeal to fellow women. Hillary endured much scrutiny the last time that she ran for President, and she survived her husband’s disastrous behavior, somehow.

What are the next barriers to Hillary?

  • Benghazi incident -- the circumstance happened in Benghazi and the issue will likely be water under the trestle by Election 2016.
  • Obama administration -- hey, she tried warn everybody and almost won. They can’t hold that against her.

Yet, the thing that might bug people is her affiliation with the past. Then again, if Republicans run Jeb Bush, the past is there to haunt everyone isn’t it? Count this American voter as one who would want someone very fresh and highly qualified. They are out there, but the American political system has become so corrupted that we voters are not likely to ever see them.

“Lewinsky is also clear-eyed about Hillary Clinton, noting that if “narcissistic loony toon” was “the worst thing she said, I should be so lucky.” She adds, “Mrs. Clinton, I read, had supposedly confided to Blair that, in part, she blamed herself for her husband’s affair (by being emotionally neglectful) and seemed to forgive him,” and goes on, “Hillary Clinton wanted it on record that she was lashing out at her husband’s mistress. She may have faulted her husband for being inappropriate, but I find her impulse to blame the Woman — not only me, but herself – troubling.” Lewinsky’s summary of the affair that upended not only her own life but that of the nation is succinct. “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton,” she writes. “Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.””

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