Ok I’m just going to say it since not seeing anything mentioning Mrs. Clinton on the Jon Stewart show this week. Of course I don’t read much posted by the extreme right, since frustrates living daylights out of me and I consider time better spent elsewhere. Frankly, didn’t want to see how they might tear this one apart.
Mrs. Clinton’s face appeared puffy, her voice and laugh were course and harsh – as if she were a 2 pack a day smoker. And at one point she kept bobbing her head and I could not stop thinking about how it was like watching a live bobble-head doll.
In other words, would appear that all the attention is not doing Mrs. Clinton any favors – and unless our Democrats have decided that the country needs to have Republicans in the Whitehouse next term, would suggest that she does not seek the Presidency.
If a woman were to run for office, I should think we need someone with a little more dignity. Which is harsh, I know. But there are many female politicians that carry themselves little better than that, though understand that one interview is not a make or break situation. However, does not look good and way too much fodder for opponents to mock … which the scales on that are already tipped and full with consideration of a female President in the first place.
That is the reality — I am personally not happy with the reality. If we had not lost steam with the women’s equality movement in the 70′s, might be a different story. An aging female political figure just cannot get away with trying to laugh like a schoolgirl. Is sort of like that Seinfeld episode, where George figures out that all he has to do is shake his head and frown in order to APPEAR to be working hard.
We are a small people that base 99% of considerations on appearance, not the realities of function. If this were a different world, we would have very different leaders. Leaders of the past were based less on appearance, but they were also chosen more for WHO they knew, not what they knew. So you can’t say we are any worse off, but the realities of appearance have to be part of the equation.
Mrs. Clinton did not carry herself well, and I almost felt embarrassed for her. Maybe I’m stuck in my own bubble and not seeing clearly. It’s possible, but even before this interview, had thought that it is not a fair thing to shove the Presidency on this poor woman. She’s done enough and worked very hard for our country, and should be rewarded, not punished with just more work.
I lean towards liberal standards but can freely touch bases with the “old-crone-thought” of our nation. And that is where we are going to get some really nasty fire if go to the effort of having a female President at this time. You should hear how they talk on President Obama, who has had an exemplary Presidency. It’s not pretty. And you can’t argue with these pillars of our society, ask their husbands. Is a losing battle before you even begin.