The bad news is what Hillary said. The good news is it should finish her presidential campaign.
“This is what we call smart power — using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect, even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problems, determine the solutions,” she continued. “That is what we believe in the 21st century will change — change the prospects for peace.”
Toward the broader theme of women in leadership roles:
“We should do what we can to support those women who truly are on the front lines in protecting their communities against this extremist threat from ISIS and others,” she said.
In a rational world, the headline on every paper would be “Hillary ends her White House bid.” That won’t be.
Wearing a blue outfit doing her best Elizabeth Warren impression. This, instead, is one more step in her run: to cut Elizabeth Warren off from stealing the uber-left limelight. Does it work? Well, rationality was never their hallmark as is the case with national press.
I’m still waiting for her to show a little empathy to the “vast right-wing conspiracy” but won’t hold my breath. Where’s the love?
Which is worse, the comment itself or labeling it “smart power” policy? It has echoes of Obama’s Strasbourg speech that America has “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward its allies. Attacking our allies is probably next after empathizing with our enemies.
Here’s hoping there is not much empathy for Hillary.
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