1/10/2008--Since this blog is so infused with politics, I thought it was time to come clean on my opposition to Senator Hillary Clinton for President. The simple truth is, I don’t like her and I am not sure what the reason is. I have been around ambitious career women all my life, so I am pretty sure that is not the reason. And I do think her negative ratings make her the weakest candidate the Democratic Party could nominate. But that is not a reason to dislike someone.
Senator Clinton strikes me as someone who has to be right. In that way, she is like President Bush. That is why she could not simply admit her support for the war in Iraq was a mistake and move on. This is not a good quality in a President.
I am also tired of the psychological issues of the Clinton family. Imagine the White House with Bill Clinton in it, lurking around the spotlight, with foreign leaders wondering how much influence he has. And imagine President Hillary Clinton tempted to do something she would not otherwise do, just to prove she is in control. No thank you to the whole tortured relationship.
It may strike you as unfair to blame Senator Clinton for Bill. Shouldn’t I be deciding on her alone? But my reaction is a response to her strategy. She should have banished Bill for the duration of the campaign. Instead, they have practically run as a team. But I don’t want a team for President.