The Democrats - Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton has the best chance of anyone of being our next president. She has only one challenger while several Republicans are in the running. If so, she would be our first female president. Her gender shouldn’t make any difference in whether people vote for or against her.
She certainly has considerable experience. Few candidates have ever had the close-up view of an administration as her. She has served in her own right as a senator and secretary of state. She has had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate her leadership skills. She would be more effective if she had some of her husband’s easy charm. She is far more of a pragmatist than Bernie Sanders.
My primary concern relates to character. The Clintons seem to feel they are exempt from the rules that apply to the rest of us. Any ex-president is bound to become fairly wealthy but the two of them ran around the world grabbing every loose dollar they could. She may not have been involved, but those close to her brought in millions to the Clinton Foundation from foreign governments while she was Secretary of State. The biggest ethical lapse was her decision to flout the rules and set up her own server. There are countless examples of her sending classified information on that server. She has told a number of lies while trying to explain herself.
We rarely have the perfect candidate available to us. This is certainly the case Democrats face this time. The choice comes down to someone who is competent but untrustworthy or someone who is incompetent but trustworthy. We are in difficult times so I feel Democrats should go for competence and pick Hillary Clinton.
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