All the political pundits are predicting that Hillary will bow out gracefully after tomorrow’s final primaries. As someone who felt that her husband disgraced the office of the President and she was little better, I did not want her in the White House. I feared she would continue the unethical behaviour of her husband.
As it turns out, I needn’t have worried. The Democratic party, enthralled by Obama’s rhetoric and his being Black have done to the Clintons what no one else could do. The party that brags about being all inclusive has thrown out the first viable woman for the Presidency.
Hillary and Bill have been pushed aside by the party that they helped reinvigorate…..but I shed no tears for them. Nor will Obama gain my sympathy if he fails because he knows all too well that he is unqualified for the Presidency. He is a neophyte in Washington and the world, compared to either Hillary or John McCain. His only claim to fame is that he is a Black man (equally white although he seldom mentions it) with a wonderful speaking voice.
Unfortunately, the world really doesn’t listen to even a wonderful speaking voice. The other countries are all jostling for supremacy and will laugh up their sleeves if we inaugurate someone as inexperienced as Obama is.
It is a sorry state of affairs when someone with less than a full term in the Senate, no true other leadership skills or experience, and little in his resume besides the Harvard Law Review might assume the Presidency of the United States.
No, it is not Obama’s skills which are propelling him to the top. The media is afraid to say anything negative for fear they will be accused of racism. The Democratic power structure has jumped on the Obama bandwagon because they, too, fear a black backlash in their own careers. None of them can truly claim that Obama has the requisite skills to be a capable world leader. It is just easier to go along rather than to be left behind.
The era of independent thought ended when people like Pelosi, Reid, and Kennedy became the standard bearers for the Democratic Party. So, don’t be surprised that all the politicians clamor for Obama. Their opportunistic support is merely a sign of the times.