Jun 7, 2008

Hillary Lost Because She's (Still) a Married Woman

There. That needed saying.

And she's not just any married woman, she is a scorned married woman.

If she had dropped Bill eight years ago-- and not held onto him for political expediency like Obama held onto his church-- those sorts of women who would have liked to see her in the White House would have never gone swooning after Obama. But she kept him around and he kept humiliating her.

If this was sexism politics, it was particularly awful to watch. You kind of lose any respect for a woman who puts up with that sort of political undermining from her husband, or you outright admire her breathtaking ability to take a punch. But it doesn't make you think she's very smart. If she suffered from sexism, it was mostly coming from the other side of her bed. (Assuming normal conjugal conventions, of course.)

No. Her weakness is her own, and her strength is Bill. She can't Kill Bill without bankrupting herself. Maybe, by having forged her own political identity in this campaign, she'll find the support she needs to Do the Deed.

Plus, being a divorcee would endear her to quite a large constituency of feminists and their emasculated lapdogs in higher education. Alas, she would have had a lot more street cred if she had kicked her horndog to the curb during his presidency.

But she couldn't then and can't now. Politically, socially, emotionally, she has tied her dim star to his wagging finger.

She's a lightweight, even for a girl.



From the comments, the irrepressible GuyK writes:
Would I vote for a woman for president? Damn right..the right one I would. I have found that when it comes to raw courage and strength of convictions no man could ever out do a woman...but that is also the reason it would have to be the right woman..some woman who as Ronnie said about Thatcher..more balls than any man he had ever seen.

What Guy said. We can survive a mediocre man, but we can't survive a woman who is less than amazing.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I have always disliked, loathed, abhorred Hillary. It was never political, I never spent a single minute getting to know her view, voting record, or plan for our country. No, she just left a bad taste in my mouth. Now I, finally, know why. Thanks.

GUYK said...

"... just left a bad taste in my mouth."

BAWAHAHAHAHA

Ain't that Monica's line?

I could not support Hillary for a number of reasons..and of course Bill was just one of them and a minor one at that. She just has too much smoke in her background for there not to be any fires...and I still have not got over here thinking she could rip off the White House furniture.

Would I vote for a woman for president? Damn right..the right one I would. I have found that when it comes to raw courage and strength of convictions no man could ever out do a woman...but that is also the reason it would have to be the right woman..some woman who as Ronnie said about Thatcher..more balls than any man he had ever seen..

Hillary has the courage and conviction..but the conviction is that socialism is the best for the country..and I disagree

GUYK said...

I'm not even sure we are strong enough to survive another eight years of mediocrity...man or woman.

Those men and women who have the actual leadership and management skills to "fix" what is wrong can never get elected because the public doesn't want to hear what is 'really' wrong..all the public wants to hear is that the prez will keep them safe and keep the free bread coming..oh..and don't forget about free televised NFL..got to have the free games to go along with the bread..

Shades of Ancient Rome..

pamibe said...

"We can survive a mediocre man, but we can't survive a woman who is less than amazing. "

Ain't that the truth? Wonder when Condi will be ready to run? ;)