Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is important for one very important reason. She was/is the first only viable female candidate to come along, period. Elizabeth Warren would be viable. Carly Fiorina is not. Neither was Michele Bachmann. Let’s also be honest that Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul are not viable. They are a joke. When Barack Obama decided to run, even though he was a freshman Senator, he was ‘viable.’ There was nothing frivolous, silly, supercilious, or light-weight about him. The same holds true for Hillary. It holds true for Elizabeth Warren. It is true about Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham. Scott Walker is ‘viable’ but he is a nightmare from hell. Rick Perry is not a light-weight candidate, either. He was governor of a huge state, a very successful governor, no matter which political side you are on. So was Jeb Bush.
Hillary’s added importance is that she is the first viable female candidate to emerge, period. She is a very strong, powerful, and positive individual, who can take on the world, not as a ‘woman’ POTUS, but as a POTUS. Michele Bachmann was a joke. I have no idea what Fiorina’s agenda is other than being the token Republican woman. She ran a major corporation, but corporate is not a nation.
Right now, I don’t see a comparable women within the GOP. One wonders why. We’ve been asking that question for ages. It makes one wonder about the entire process within the GOP. Sure, Susana Martinez and Mary Fallon are stumbling all over themselves to be the VP nominee. Neither one of them is capable of coming in out of the rain let alone occupy the Oval Office. Neither is Selina Meyer.
Let’s be honest here. Part of the problem within the GOP is the punch and cookie crowd. One of the reasons I walked away from politics was because of that. Women are automatically consigned to second class status. You can’t find a viable candidate when women are not the equal of men.