We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hillary Clinton does not say what she means or mean what she says.
There is an Ends Justify the Means mentality and ultimately, I suspect, the Ends are Me Me Me even more than they are Socialism. Sounding virtuous about wanting to hand out other peoples' hard-earned money is just her chosen tool, while she hangs out with, and collects $ from, all of her billionaire friends. But she cannot finesse things the way Slick Willie can.
She doesn't live up to the illusion, does she? She was lightly pressed by pols of modest accomplishment and retreated befuddled behind the "you're just a bunch of big meanies" shield.
I wonder at the sense of inevitability that the press has promoted regarding her ascension. She has even fewer accomplishments to her credit than Kerry and as unlikeable as he was, she is even more so.
As to her "self as the center of the universe" - why, yes, she projects an even higher sense of entitlement than did Kerry. Bubba had a certain "rogue's grace" that provided a sufficient cloak to cover his venality and innate corruption. She lacks that cloak and leaves no doubt that any means will be used to justify her selection of "ends".
Why should a candidate in the primaries with the lead Mrs. Clinton has over her rivals and only a few months to go until the primaries say anything?
So she has picked up her husbands abilities to obfuscate, deny,delay, lie, break the law with impunity and a host of plain ole run of the mill sociopathic markers .... she couldn't care less.
She has a field of squat to pee wannabe alpha males trailing her by double digits late in the game. Her constituents and supporters are rallying to her cause, National Socialism. The MSM already has her in the Oval office and the actual election is over a year away.
Pew shows her beating Rudy but it's absurd this far out.
We haven't even approached pre-crunch time.
Don't open fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
Historically speaking she has practically reverted to the early 1800's "campaign" style where it was considered unseemly for a candidate to leave his front porch or answer questions. They were "available" based on their previous record and were then approached by the party leaders and asked to run.
It wasn't until the election of 1840 when things began to appreciably change and candidates "stumped" for office.