Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Hillary Clinton's Campaign: "I Am Woman; Hear Me Roar."
Secretary of State Clinton has in essence, if not consciously, adopted Helen Reddy’s great 1971 song, “I Am Woman,” as her mantra: “I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore …………………………….. I am strong ……………………………. I am invincible …………………………… I am woman." Her key to victory: Capitalize on the gender gap, highlight the Republican War on Women, and keep Bill in the shadows. She Knows female voters outnumber male voters. Her Hope: to bring together once again the Obama Coalition. She knows that the young voters know little of the Clinton Presidency 16 years earlier. Thus, she can run on a quasi-populist plank, highlighting her Wellesley and Yale degrees, and service as a Senator and Secretary of State, glossing over the lack of accomplishments and success in those positions. Always on her womanhood. Yes, she will rail against inequality and demand an increase in the minimum wage, but the video of the Chipotle in Ohio shows the Clinton Party did not leave a tip. How does she treat her chauffeurs since the woman of the people has not driven in 20 years? She is targeting the 1%, but she is of the 1%. Raise the minimum pay and stand by labor: Solidarity forever, but she served on the WalMart Board of Directors from 1986-1992 and did not oppose WalMart’s staunch anti-union policies. She is running as the “New” Clinton, who has learned from the lessons of 2008. Once upon a time we had the “New” Nixon. I also remember the “New” Dukakis in Massachusetts. She is the “New” Woman running on focus group testing of themes and phrases. She asks “Don’t you think America is ready for a woman President?” or “Are you ready for a woman President?” Hillary Clinton is who she is. The earlier Hillary was avaricious, manipulative, and mendacious. Benghazi, personal email server, book contract, the Clinton Foundation, and speaking honoraria - That’s the new Hillary: avaricious, manipulative, and mendacious. She learned from Bill the art of stonewalling. Bill also had the ability to lie to your face and get away with it eventhough you knew he was lying to you and he knew you knew. She lacks that charm. She must keep Bill away from the camera. Let him spend 19 months with the grandchild else he will suck the oxygen out of her campaign. Is America ready for a woman in the White House? Of course. Also a Hispanic American, Asian America, or Arab-American. America made a giant leap in electing an African American to the White House. Unfortunately it is Barack Obama. Everything depends on the person. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is not the woman. She knows she is. The Democrats hope she is. She desperately needs the rights to “I Am Woman.”