a reply to: Kratos40
I'm not so sure it was as good a night for Hillary as some would have us believe.
While she may have won the contest for "show," when it came to substance, she took way more hits than she dished out and some of her lesser known
positions were brought to light.
Things like her opposition to reinstatement of the Glass Steagall Act, (IMO, the repeal of Glass Steagall under Bill Clunton was the single largest
factor that led to the 2008 economic collapse)
Or, her proposal to institute a "no-fly" zone over Syria while the Russians are flying sorties and launching cruise missiles. (Which sounds like the
perfect recipe for accidental confrontation and/or escalation)
Or, her reversal of opinion with respect to the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact when it became politically expedient to do so.
Come to think of it, NAFTA was another huge factor in the lead up to our economic collapse and dear ole Bill signed that one into law as well. Not to
mention his awarding China with America's Permanent Most Favored Trading Status, which pretty much escorted American manufacturing jobs right out the
It's like she's still stuck in her "defend my husband mode" that she maintained while he lied under oath.
On top of all that, a pattern of having to apologize and admit mistakes in past judgments, (like her support of the Iraq war, or her decision to
utilize a private email server) is beginning to emerge and become more evident. (I wonder if I could look forward to another "judgement apology" when
her no-fly zone gets us into a war with Russia)
Brings back memories of her "Brian Williams moment in the 2008 election, when she claimed to have come under enemy fire while traveling abroad.
Hell, Brian Williams was pretty much declared unfit to even present the nightly news for his judgement lapse and I'm supposed to support a candidate
for POTUS who has a track record of repeated bad judgement calls?
I gotta tell you, that's not what I'm looking for in a President.
IMO, the "Dream Ticket" would be Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren.
edit on 14-10-2015 by Flatfish because: (no reason given)