Those weren’t the really good reasons, though, although they all do have some traction with the US public. Mine were these:

  • Her allergy to transparency bordered on the paranoid. First evidence of this was her 1993 Hilarycare Task Force, which operated under extreme secrecy from inception to the day they released their plan to Congress. If you were politically aware in 1993, her entire email fiasco wasn’t an isolated incident; it was a reminder of how secretive she prefers to be, and reminded you of 1993, as did the anecdotes about how her campaign would protect her from questioners and interviewers who might pose difficult questions.
  • Failure to learn from mistakes. The Hilarycare issue is one example; her second presidential run was another. But front and center on this bullet is that the Bush misadventure in Iraq should have taught everyone that if you remove a middle eastern dictator who uses brutality to keep his religious sects from killing each other, the religious sects will start killing each other. :-(
    Despite this obvious lesson, Mrs. Clinton supported Arab Spring uprisings, resulting in: (a) the death of Qaddaffi resulting in a Libyan failed state, the removal of the Tunisian leader which resulted in a thankfull short-lived Islamist government, and © the removal of Mubarek in Egypt, resulting in chaos, then an Islamist government that was then overthrown by a military coup.
    Despite all that, she continued to support the removal of Assad from Syria, an action which, if it occurs, will undoubtedly lead to the death of several million Christians and other religious minorities. (To be fair, others, such as Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham also suffer from this disease.)
  • Her resume was lightweight for presidential office (so was Trump’s, for that matter). She entered elected public service in her 50’s, served an unaccomplished term in office, was a failed presidential candidate, then had a very questionable tenure as Secretary of State (see 2 above). Thus, her resume lacked the managerial gravitas that a governorship brings.

Those are the Big Animal Pictures, from my perspective.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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