Hillary has no real record on which to run. Her support primarily comes from the romantic notion of electing the "first woman President." This is much the same as in 2008 where a large part of Obama's support was based not on the reality of his politics or experience in governing but on the romantic notion of electing the "first African-American President" (with all due deference to Bill Clinton). Most of the country by now knows what we got in that deal:
No hope or change - just despair and pain.
In the context of Hillary and Obama's foreign policy, I found his story particularly humorous:
Speaking of foreign policy, this article by Richard A. Epstein posted at hoover.org does a wonderful job of explaining the failures of this administration - not just taking pot shots but explaining in detail the reasons for the failures and their effects in the long and short term. A very good read for anyone wanting FACTS.
I cant say that I can... However as I continue to rant; we do not need another novelty or social experiment. My question would be; On what basis or platform does she run on? I am not even trying to be on the hater express; I just cannot see what accomplishments or consistent successes she has in her tool box.
2016 looks to be another circus pitting the American people against each other as opposed to healing the country.
@HMJC: I do not view women in leadership positions as 'novelties' (think Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria etc.) Hillary would NOT be a novelty. If anything, it seems we guys have consistently made a mess of things.
I happen to think that women are intensely deliberative individuals capable of rational judgment in many areas.
I think Hillary Rodham Clinton would make an excellent leader.
"OK fellas, let's pretend that Hillary DOES run, Name the Republican that beats her!"
With the way things are going, I think Jeb Bush COULD do it. Each would negate the "dynasty" argument against the other, and eventually they would have to run on their RECORD. Jeb Bush has one. Hillary's most significant achievements were as First Lady.
Hillary's prepositioning for 2016 has not gone well - by any objective evaluation. But the romantic notion of the "first woman President" is the strongest argument FOR her election. I consider that to be a very weak reason for electing a president, but then again I've lived through Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush the Elder, Clinton, Dubya, and Obama. The vast majority of the voters in this country can't make that statement. They don't understand that romantic notions are the WORST reason for putting someone in charge of their destiny and giving them so much power.
....and speaking of Hillary, here are a couple of interesting recent articles: