Hillary Clinton is the current 2016 Democratic presidential candidate. She may at this point be self-appointed, but her party’s reticence regarding any other possibility clarifies the situation. And while she has been coy about her intentions, her supporters have not. Just now, her health has come up for attention. Reasonably, a dead candidate is a hard sell. She completed a lengthy stay in a New York hospital recently, for: “a blood clot near her brain.” Her husband Bill, himself impeached but not convicted as U.S. President. said that she is in better health than he. We find that believable …
Karl Rove, a Republican, implied that Mrs. Clinton has brain damage, in a throw-away, perhaps facetious, sort of fashion. Republicans laughed and nodded — after all, she’s still married to Bill — while Democrats fumed and denied. Mrs. Clinton hasn’t said much, which could indicate either compromised thinking or great wisdom.
Similarly to our current President, Mrs. Clinton is an attorney without a resume of personal achievement. President Obama appears to have from his childhood, been moved from place to place by others using him as one might a chess piece, until he was finally moved into the Presidency. Mrs. Clinton married into her opportunities and it is not obvious that she has created any of them for herself. We don’t fault her for that, particularly as her Left-Wing slant ennobles entitlement; why should she not enjoy that as much as do her victim-clients?
American voters are entitled to understand the major health issues, if any, that our would-be presidents may have; generally these days, candidates have been forthcoming on that, providing their health records to the public. Should she finally come out forthrightly as a candidate, we presume Mrs. Clinton will do that, too.
In the meantime, her existence and rather coy attitude are restraining other Democrats who may become candidates should she not. It takes time to become known, she is depriving any such of that. But politics is neither generous nor noble, politicians are out for themselves. Even one with real brain damage knows that much!
The Republicans have the opposite problem; instead of one overwhelming candidate, they are enduring several underwhelming ones while they fight to crush the recalcitrant Teafolk like bugs … if they can. Most of the money is on the liberal Republican side and the real question is: How many of the voters are on the Tea Party side? If this is any indicator, erstwhile Tea type Rand Paul, son of Libertarian stalwart Rep. Ron Paul, has joined the GOP’s Marco Rubio in moving to the Republican left recently. Maybe since that’s where the money is?
Mrs. Clinton meanwhile, has to survive the new Benghazi Select Committee that to date, has no Democrats as Mrs. Pelosi refuses to appoint any members. There is a suspicion that the committee, hand-picked by Speaker Boehner, is intended to be a “rabbit hole” into which the entire subject can be made to disappear. The senior establishment GOP does not want Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA or the now nearly dismissed Fast and Furious scandals legitimized if it can be prevented, that much is evident.
So far, all seems to be going according to plan … And both Democrats and Republicans appear to wish it to stay that way. We will have to see whether the American voters see it that way.