Who would want to be Hillary Clinton right now?
As Simon Burns MP has pointed out this morning on the BBC Online:
If the Democrats had adopted the same method of selection as the Republicans, Hillary would be the clear nominee by now.
This makes a slight nonsense of Gore Vidal’s comment that America is a nation of misogynists – if they hadn’t used PR and she were the nominee, would he still have made that comment? Or would he have described America as the nation of opportunity for all. Which it clearly is, proven by the fact that a woman and a black man are in the final two positions for the Democratic nomination!
It is impossible to imagine how Hillary Clinton feels. This process must have consumed her every waking thought for years. Becoming the US President is all she is about. When she lets go of that who does she become?
The wife of a former President. The one who betrayed her trust; but who she has stuck by, because she had to.
To have returned to the White House, the Oval office, as President of the United States of America may have been the only path to redemption that she knew. What else could compensate for the global humiliation she was put through?
Just in case there is anyone left on the planet Simon has forgotten to tell, he is on the Politics Show this Sunday morning talking about… mmmm, let me see now, what would Simon be talking about on the TV?