And isn't it interesting that, once again, a woman has to be smarter than everyone else.....
and she is.I'm not a big fan of Mrs. Clinton. I think she plays fast and loose with the truth (see Tysons' Foods profits in the 1980's). I'm not talking Vince Foster rumors, but how did those Travelgate papers get on a family only table in the White House? I think she has an interesting relationship with what the rest of us would deem appropriate.
I don't fault her for personality traits; I cannot imagine that it is possible to rise to her level of influence without being ruthless (Joe Biden, it seems, to the contrary) and I think ruthless in women is characterized through a different lens. I don't think there's an unbiased view out there and I don't have a personal one...
Except when she was at a rally in Tucson, with Chelsea, and I watched them together and it felt right.
And then a woman fainted in the front row and Mrs. Clinton was down on her knees on the stage, in her blue pantsuit (because we always report on what women are wearing, even when could-and-don't point out the men wearing Hermes ties), refusing to go on, despite her handlers' pleas, until the EMT's arrived.
She's a mom, and it showed. One thing on which we all can agree is that Chelsea is a fairly normal human being. Her parents can take some credit for that, I think.
I worry about myself, though. I'm watching her impress the hell out of us, with her well-spoken, detailed, self-serving-but-why-not answers and I'm beginning to think she looks damn Presidential.
I'm beginning to believe that a sterling character may not be a necessary characteristic for a President.