Saturday, January 27, 2007

Hillary for President. Or not

What is the most important thing about Hillary Clinton as a potential Democratic candidate for the Presidency? What is the first thing that springs to everone's mind?

Yes. You got it in one.

My personal view - with which you are free to disagree, especially as I might be completely wrong - is that Hillary Clinton is a totally unsuitable person to be the leader of the most powerful nation on earth.

But she is a woman, isn't she?, so I am in a very dodgy position if I oppose her candidacy.

Well no, not really. I am paying her the compliment of not thinking about her gender, but about her unsuitability for the job.

I've also ranted about race issues in the same vein. If you believe - as our damned Commission for Racial Equality believes - that the most important fact about a person is their ethnicity, we will get nowhere. Not only will we get nowhere, we will perpetuate racism by being racialist, if you see what I mean.

I want the freedom and the right to assess a person as a saint or a sinner, as a good egg or an asshole, on the basis of their performance as a human being, not on the basis of their gender, wealth, race, religion, nose shape or hair colour.

I don't rate my chances, though, in the present climate.


Chas S. Clifton said...

I may be a Democrat, but she gives me the chills.

Perhaps by a year from now the electorate will have tired of her.

Old Scrote said...

She's a feisty lady, that's for sure, I am just not sure that she stands for anything except gaining power.
Thanks for allowing me to trespass on your politics.

d~ said...

"I am just not sure that she stands for anything except gaining power."

Jake! You have characterized her in a single sentence.

You're a dazzling man.