Iowa Democrats exposed their own ignorance this week when Mark Halperin asked them to come up with a single thing the former secretary of state has accomplished. They greeted the question with blank stares, and one of the Democrats laughed and said, “You want to give me a minute?” After a pause, she said, “Give me two minutes.”
She could have taken the rest of the day, of course, and still failed to come up with anything that approached a relevant answer. One of the other respondents admitted with a sigh that “she’s not perfect,” but she was at least preferable to Scott Walker. A fair enough response, perhaps, but it’s a grim situation if voters have to make choices based on which candidates they hate the least. Surely the Democrats can offer a candidate with more qualifications than a tenure as first lady!
But then again, why bother? If Democrats are lining up to support Hillary Clinton, then the game plan is obviously working. These voters don’t care about her resume. They are in the business of electing the first female president, even after six long years of seeing what that kind of voting does to the country. These liberals don’t have the time, intelligence, or inclination to dig deep into a candidate’s history. They vote with their hearts, not their heads. And apparently their hearts are telling them that a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for progress.
And that puts Clinton in an interesting position, to say nothing of her Republican challengers. She doesn’t have to overcome questions about her resume. All she has to do is make sure that she remains likable enough that those pesky questions don’t overcome her celebrity. Why do you think she’s so adamant about avoiding the press? She knows that she isn’t running a substantive campaign, and the polls show that her scandals aren’t really hurting her with the Democratic base. An interview would only expose her to the danger of flubbing an answer. It hurts to admit this, but she is making the best choice possible by staying out of the hot seat.
For Hillary, the power IS the accomplishment. She wants to be president of the United States, and not because of the good she can do once she’s there. She wants to cross out the ultimate item on her bucket list and go down in history as the first female president. What she does when she gets there is of little concern.
For the rest of us, of course, what she will do as president is the only thing that matters. We’ve had a long time to watch America circle the drain under the failed socialist policies of Barack Obama. We can’t afford to do it again with leftist ideas that go even further. But to beat Clinton, we’re going to have to convince these liberals that she isn’t what she claims to be. Not by exposing her empty list of accomplishments, but by exposing her as a power-mad tyrant who could care less about the very people who want to elect her.