There are lots of reasons why I'd like to see Hillary Clinton be president, and several why I wouldn't. Among the latter is the dynasty thing (gods save us from another Clinton - Bush race!) and the fact that, at least in terms of domestic policy, I might prefer Elizabeth Warren. But the worst aspect of it would be the inevitable disgusting campaign the Rs, already stirring the pot and tossing offal into it with their latest Benghazi rehash of the already hashed, will produce. I really don't think I could stand it. Because, as we've seen, there's no depth below which they wouldn't sink, and no amount of horrible that would eventually turn off their electorate.
And it's already begun:
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Republican strategist Karl Rove suggested last week that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have sustained brain damage after suffering a blood clot in her skull.
"Thirty days in the hospital?" Rove said, according to Page Six. "And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that.”
Clinton's doctors, however, debunked Rove's theory long ago. Prior to her release from the hospital in January 2013, Clinton's physicians at a New York hospital said the clot did not cause Clinton to suffer a stroke, and did not result in any neurological damage...Karl Rove is the turd blossom in the punchbowl, today's Republican Party ideal: a deliberate and unrepentant liar willing to stoop as low as his porotic back will allow, to whom, in the game of politics no tactic is off limits; even, famously, suggesting John McCain had a bastard half-black child when his svengalized manchild GWB was running against him. A regular godhead on Fox "news." Disgraced, discredited in the eyes of normal people, making him even more lionized by the right, who prefer their facts hand-made and favorable, true or not.
I know it's selfish of me, but I hope she doesn't run. I'm already chronically depressed by our political scene. If Hillary Clinton runs, the right-wing media machine will make Karl Rove seem like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, and I'm pretty sure I couldn't stand it.
(Just noticed Charlie's on it, too; and, as usual, more incisively and entertainingly.)