Conservative vs. Republican
The way Hillary Clinton is acting it seems to be a foregone conclusion she’s going to run for president in 2016. First her book tour, then her visit to Iowa for Senator Harkin’s annual Democrat steak fry, where she exclaimed, “I’m back!” And of course the recent birth of her granddaughter Charlotte, which seemed all too contrived by Chelsea to help turn her mother into the perfect mom, grandmother, wife and candidate.
Oh, and let us not forget prior to Charlotte’s birth, Hillary teases us more, saying she wouldn’t make a decision about running for president until after her Chelsea gave birth. Aw, the stuff dreams are made of. And of course the liberal, fawning media are helping Hillary along every step of the way, gushing over her holding her grandbaby, as if she and former President Bill Clinton were royalty, the King and Queen of America.
Hillary has been a career politician her entire life, held ever office under the sun from First Lady of Arkansas to First Lady of the United States, US Senator of New York and Secretary of State but what has she accomplished? As Obama’s first Secretary of State, she did nothing but fly around the world, implementing Obama’s lead from behind, virtually non-existent foreign policy. What Hillary has going for her is huge brand appeal.
People love the perception of Hillary Clinton because her record is as thin as the bench of Republicans who have hinted at taking a run for president in 2016. Megyn Kelly tweeted September 29, 2014 with photos of Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, former Governor Mike Huckabee, former Senator Rick Santorum, Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator Rand Paul.
Who do you think will be a #Republican contender in the #2016 presidential elections? #KellyFile
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly)
Two of the “contenders” have run unsuccessfully before and don’t inspire much enthusiasm. Senator Ted Cruz, like Santorum and Huckabee, wants to run a religious campaign, which doesn’t win elections. Government is about policies and allowing people to express their religious freedom not dictating yours upon them.
While I like Dr. Carson, he hasn’t put forth many policy ideas and is more of an academic than a president. Yes, charisma is part of being presidential, convincing Americans you not only have a vision but you also passionately want to lead the country toward achieving it.