Jan 29, 2007

First Impressions Really Do Matter

I'm not going to be an advocate for Senator Hillary Clinton here, but don't you think that there is some room for opinions of her to change? I mean, everyone thinks - or still thinks - that she's the harbinger of mistrust that she was SEVEN YEARS AGO! She may very well be, but that doesn't mean that everyone should just naturally assume that she's an evil person. Opinions are malleable; they can change from time to time.

Personally, I don' think that Senator Clinton should be the Democratic candidate for president, but that's mainly because I don't believe in Dynastic politics. And, I don't think she's the right candidate for president.

However, my opinion can change over the next two years, you know? I have an open mind, and, right now, it seems as though my opinion of Rudy Giuliani might change as well. I've never agreed with the idea that a mayor of New York City should be the President of the United States of America, but I like some of his social policies. He's pro-life and pro-gay rights, so that's something I admire. But do I think he still has an underhanded side? Sure, I do. Does that make him unfit to be our next leader? No, not necessarily.

It's just that so many people dislike Hillary Clinton from so long ago that they hardly remember why. And, I'm going to be the first to give a reason why. Part of it is because she's a strong, feminist woman. Men, especially white, conservative men, don't believe women have a place in the world's order. Look at the way people thought of Eleanor Roosevelt. She had many detractors over the years. But most people don't even know why they disliked her.

I think that may be the same case with Hillary Clinton. They have knee-jerk reactions of her, and that's that. That's all they can stand of her. It's not all that simple, but I do think that it plays a small part in it. If you dislike her and have other reasons why, I'll be more than happy to hear them.

Other ones I would anticipate:

Her Health Care Plan was whack. And it was.
She just looks so damned underhanded.
She was involved in the Clinton White House.

And on and on.


  1. Her stance on divorce ticks me off. She thinks it should be harder for people to get a divorce when there are children involved. I think the gov't needs to stay out of marriage.

  2. I agree with that. It's really a personal choice between the two people when they get married, don't you think?

  3. Yep. That's my fear about Hilary, I think she'd like the gov't to make a lot of decisions for you. Cuz the gov't knows best!

  4. This may be a little off topic, but I also think it will be bad for America - sorry to use that phrase - if we have another Clinton for Prez. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton. I don't believe in Dynastic politics, and that would be the very definition of it. I'm totally against it.