Time after time we've heard Hillary Clinton say, "The question is, who is best prepared to begin leading the country on day one..." Well, I've not heard the political pundits delve into this issue but really, is there any doubt WHY Hillary would be able to begin running the white house on day one? It's obvious. His name is Bill.
This election is indelibly unlike any other. If Hillary is elected, it will be the first time both a husband and wife have served as president.
I listened to Bill Clinton in Independence, Missouri talk in intricate detail about climate control, the war in Iraq, the GI Bill of Rights, the medicare drug program, and jobs for middle class Americans. He spoke with such clarity and in depth understanding on a myriad of issues--in many ways unlike how any other candidate's spouse could. Does his experience as the former President of the United States have anything to do with his grasp of the issues?
As I listened to what felt like an hour long impassioned speech, I couldn't help but feel as though I was watching President Bill Clinton campaign for a third term. Every time Bill says, "That's what she believes..." I wonder if he'd feel be more comfortable saying, "That's what I believe."
Well if you want to know what I believe, I believe that President Clinton is out to tout his accomplishments and redeem his legacy (bring it up from out of the gutter). In essence he's saying, "If you liked it when I was in office, elect my wife and you'll get more of the same."
So as I said, is it really any wonder why Hillary sees herself as so "ready to lead" on day one in the white house? Is it really any wonder who else Bill Clinton is campaigning for when he's out on the campaign trail?
So then arise the following questions:
"Who will we really get as president if Hillary wins the general election?"
"Who's policy agenda will really be put forth?"
"Just what will be Bill Clinton's role?"
I know Americans love a good sale, but "Will America will be getting two-for-one?"
Yes, Hillary has a very unique advantage "on day one" if she wins the general election. She knows the layout of the white house like the back of her hand. She's accustomed to secret service and used to being part of the first family of the United States--the most recognized family from the most powerful union in the world. Yes, Hillary has been a Senator and she knows how Washington and the White House work. She's been there. She's done that--along with her former President for a husband.
The real question is, do we really want more of the same all over again? Yes, folks still love them some Bill Clinton. He's quite a charismatic character. But are we really ready and willing to welcome him back?