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Are You Ready For Hillary Clinton?

Updated on April 13, 2015
Then and now
Then and now
Their hippie days- who would have thought what the future might be? Surely, not them.
Their hippie days- who would have thought what the future might be? Surely, not them.
Young love
Young love

Not all women in the USA will automatically vote for her in 2016 simply because is a woman. However, many will! For some, it IS a gender is for historical purposes. If all the women in the USA did vote her and all men voted for someone else, she probably would squeak by with a win, but we know that is not going to happen. There is a sort of "sisterhood" element about this presidential campaign and as time does move on, it will become more of a gender issue for some candidates. One can just hear how some of the male candidates will subtly make this so.

Unless Hillary fails, as she did before against Obama, she will be the Democratic nomination and then what? Will she deliberately select a female Vice President and will this galvanize or polarize those who feel this is a gender issue? Hillary is and has always been a feminist from the 1960's-70's. Some men still have a problem with this, why, I am not so sure, which brings us to, is Hillary qualified?

Most of the Republican candidates pale in experience when compared to her. Even the leader for that party, Jeb Bush. Out of the 17 possible candidates, only five have made formal announcements to run. None of these remotely have the experience or name recognition that Hillary does. They all have niche following and almost zero name recognition across the fifty states. The remaining 12 possible candidates may or may not choose to run. Jeb Bush will, no doubt, Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, will. As to the others, absolutely no name recognition across America. None of them have the experience Hillary does and her being the Secretary of State, which is only a few steps below the President, almost seals the deal. But, that does not mean, Marco Rubio, could not galvanize many Hispanic and other voters. He will probably be a future president. The only woman candidate is Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard executive who is usually ranked as one of the worst tech CEO of all time! She tried to get into the U.S. Senate but lost to Barbara Boxer.

So, the U.S. Presidency is Hillary's to lose. How she handled Benghazi, how she handled the email issue after she left Secretary of State, how she may stumble in debates or while on the road campaigning, how she handled foreign policy debacles in Libya, Syria, Russia, will all be under scrutiny from her competitors. How she presents herself and explain her positions will be critical.

Many nations have a woman president or had one, as the campaign heats up, the gender issue will be used only by a desperate candidate and will seem sexist. Stupid. Like many voters, I have already decided to vote for her because there is nothing being offered that is any better from the Republicans or fellow Democrats.

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    • KDLadage profile image

      K David Ladage 

      3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, IA

      The only way to waste a vote is to do one of two things:

      1. Not vote.

      2. Vote for someone you do not truly want holding that job.

      That is it. Period. Full stop.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      I agree

    • howlermunkey profile image

      Jeff Boettner 

      3 years ago from Tampa, FL

      I just read stats somewhere that say Hillary already has 57% of the voters believing she will be the next president, even if they don't agree with her views...and with her speaking experience? Once she starts campaigning I would this this stat will rise....Tough to see anyone else beating her at this point, though it is still early

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      retief2000 

      3 years ago

      She has already lost it. In 2008, the media, no matter how enamored of her they may appear, sided against her as soon as an alternative presented itself. As for Republicans, Walker may be the best bet, but I would not count out Cruz, Paul or Rubio. There is sufficient discontent and little romance for Hillary among those outside the Democrats shaky core.

      Hillary cannot energize the level of support among Black or young voters that Obama did in 2008. It is doubtful she has the physical stamina to sustain a real race.

      The Media has been damaged among all but the most hard core Democrats, as reflected in collapsing subscription rates and viewership ratings.

      I do not make predictions for political contests, as that seems a fools errand. I do think that her election is a fait accompli.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      Who, then, is able to beat Hillary? No democrat or republican than I can see. It is hers to lose, IMO.

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      retief2000 

      3 years ago

      Hillary had already won in 2008, until Obama beat her.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      Okay, then.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      3 years ago

      Apparently it does matter because you brought up the erroneous fact that Obama was not a millionaire. Furthermore, what am I supposed to get over? Are you suggesting I waste my time and go through the motions; that I cast a meaningless vote in a two party system that has always been only one party? No thanks, I won't get over it. Not in a million years!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      Doesn't matter anyway, you can vote for those on the ticket in the end regardless of their worth etc. Get over it, LOL.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      3 years ago

      Wrong! Obamas net worth in 2007 was 4.2 million. Today it is over 12 million. http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-politicia...

      Furthermore, he was hand picked by the ruling elite to be President, regardless.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      @Biscuit-Not all candidates are millionaires, Obama was not. And voting Republican when you are Democrat who hates her is equally a waste of vote. I like certain things about some republicans but they need to put it into one person. Like I said, it is hers to lose....

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      Deforest 

      3 years ago from USA

      Why do you have to vote either republican, either democrat? Didn't you get the lesson on who hides behind our puppet president? What are you waiting for? For them to skin us off? Detroit is the beginning, who is next?

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      Paula 

      3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I didn't want Hilary when she was a NY Senator (or should I say she held the Title because she surely did nothing good for NY)....and believe me, I definitely do not want her in the White House. It literally confounds me to know that she has such popularity. The woman is a Train Wreck with her sneaky dealings, phony attitude, lies, cover-ups and GREED.

      No matter who the Republican nominee happens to be, he/she would be a hundred times better than her! It takes a really bold, narcissist, with a ferocious need for power, to run for the highest office in the land with the trash-filled background and shameful reputation she has!!

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 

      3 years ago

      It is always a millionaire who runs for President. A member of a certain clique or elite group. Are Americans really this stupid. There are many professional people with masters degrees who are not millionaires, who are more than qualified to be President. In fact, I am sure that there are even bricklayers who are qualified. But the system is designed to preclude anyone who doesn't belong to, or who hasn't been hand picked by the ruling elite. Yes, I am ahead of my time, and every day I am filled with anger, because I have been cast adrift on this ship of fools! The best thing anyone can do is to stop participating in this corrupt system. There is no way to work from within the system to make things better, because the corrupt capitalists "own" the system.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      3 years ago

      Well, just not voting for her just because she is a Clinton is a wasted vote for someone less qualified, but it is your right!

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      K David Ladage 

      3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, IA

      In the early days of America, it was "too many Viginians."

      I just want the best person for the job. I couldn't care less what their name is. Granted, I am not likely to vote for Clinton... but there you have it.

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      Bill 

      3 years ago from western pennsylvania

      To Many Bushes and to many Clintons. There are a lot of people who feel this way.

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