I feel badly for Hillary Clinton, ...sort of. She seems to have come down with the virus that's spread throughout the US government in the 21st century - hubris.
Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Hubris, of course, is a creature of mythology which holds it to be followed by Nemesis.
Hubris is the toxic sludge that results from mixing arrogance with delusion. Once consumed, it leads its victims to self-destruct.
Now I blame Cheney/Rumsfeld for spreading the virus to the highest ranks of the US government. Iraq and Afghanistan today are the Nemesis to their earlier Hubris.
Let's face it. Hillary was about as relevant to the women's movement as John McCain is to the POW's presidential aspirations. Hillary was anatomically correct but I never heard her really championing womens' rights, did you? In fact it seems Hillary was, if anything, bent on appearing masculine, tough - a man, just with some internal organ and skeletal differences. She wanted to be seen as equivalent to a male president, a full-bore, always ready-to-destroy Commander in Chief. That got her into talk about "obliterating " Iran. Sorry, you don't want someone who begins by seeing that as an option. No one can tell. Circumstances could someday just get you there (but that's not even very likely) but you've already introduced this as an annihilation scenario. Sorry, Hilly, but that would've been too gauche even for Goldwater. I think we're all a lot better off without leaders constantly surfing that edge.
Obama? Is he running as a "white man"? Look, there's no question he's trying to cover that demographic but there's also no question that he's not going to compromise his message of change to get it. When Hillary reached for the draft and Crown Royal there was no longer any doubt about her conviction, her altruism. She took the crown of Queen Pander.
Hillary went to the extreme out of desperation. And it was out of her desperation that we got a glimpse at the true Hillary. Her leadership would slavishly follow the prevailing winds. There was no bottom, no shelf even where her foot would land and hold to prevent her from falling ever more inward. Once we saw Hillary, in her full hubris mode, we knew she wasn't fit for the job. Worse yet, we knew we could never trust her, no matter what, for the truth.
Goodbye Hillary. You and Bill had a damned good run.