It’s the way I end my book. It was the only place the story of Hillary’s 20-year history could go. But it wasn’t actually an ending.
Thinking, wondering, and trying to game whether Secy. Clinton, after taking a long deserved break and maybe even starting work on her own international women’s foundation, will turn to shaking U.S. history one more time.
“Game Change” authors Halperin and Heilemann were asked about it today.
Maureen Dowd has pondered this out loud today.
Women who assumed that electing Obama would lift all minority boats are beginning to think: Maybe he’s not enough. If the desire of these conservative male leaders to yoke women is this close to the surface, if they are perversely driven to debase women even though it could lead to their own political demise, then women may require more than Obama.
If women are so vulnerable, they may need one of their own.
Is she inevitable?
We’ve been down the inevitable road before and there are still plenty of people who believe her foreign policy ideas have a military foundation to hawkish. But that’s who Hillary is. She’s not going to change, so she’ll never convince some. It depends on if they’re the minority and after the Republican war on women they just may be.
Yesterday Rush Limbaugh tried hard to weave the fantasy that Obama’s birth control mandate had hurt him with women. Of course, the only source he could cite was on the right.
Reuters brings reality today:
Americans overwhelmingly regard the debate over President Barack Obama’s policy on employer-provided contraceptive coverage as a matter of women’s health, not religious freedom, rejecting Republicans’ rationale for opposing the rule. More than three-quarters say the topic shouldn’t even be a part of the U.S. political debate.
More than six in 10 respondents to a Bloomberg National Poll — including almost 70 percent of women — say the issue involves health care and access to birth control, according to the survey taken March 8-11.
America will elect a female president the next time a candidate looks like she can handle it and it cannot be someone who doesn’t believe in women’s individual freedoms. It can’t be a Republican, because they’ve boxed themselves out and believe we don’t.
It’s quite possible that when the time comes to really think about 2016, it won’t be so much about whether Hillary will decide to make another run at the presidency, it will be how can she not?