Let’s Be Careful Out There

Hillary Clinton, according to The Daily Caller, worries. The woman who just lately sat in the Secretary of State’s chair said this in response to a question about who, after herself, was the most viable woman presidential candidate of either party:

Whoever runs has to recognize that the American political system is probably the most difficult, even brutal, in the world.

The Washington Post‘s congressional reporter Ed O’Keefe had this thought about Clinton’s thought:

Would Indira Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto agree?

And that’s just a couple of women. Does anyone thing Golda Meir had an easy time of it? Margaret Thatcher?

How about the male side of political systems: Leon Trotsky, perhaps, or Joseph Stalin after him? Or Lin Biao? Maybe Pol Pot’s nameless competitors? Is northern Korea’s political system a stroll in the park? Was eastern Germany’s? And so on.

This delicacy is resident in the woman who would sit in the President’s chair.


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