Hillary departs, but should return in 2016
After four years as head of U.S. diplomacy, Hillary Clinton will leave the State Department. The former first lady, former senator and now former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will devote herself to her main cause, women's rights, but many factors indicate that she will return to the spotlight in 2016, the last year of Obama's term to try to replace him in the White House.
Officially, Hillary doesn't speak about a possible candidacy. In a joint interview with Obama on the program 60 Minutes, CBS, Clinton said she still could not talk about politics because she was still Secretary of State. On Tuesday, the 29th, the day the Senate passed the name of John Kerry as her replacement, Hillary told CNN she wants a normal life and said she "will not be thinking about it for now." It happens that Hillary Clinton is a very strong name in Washington politics.
The ex-wife of Bill Clinton is 65. In 2016, she will be 69 years old, the same age as Ronald Reagan when he was elected to the White House. Her health seems in order, despite fainting and the concussion suffered in December. Hillary seems to have a problem with vision after the incident, but says doctors ensure her full recovery soon.
Hillary is extremely popular with the political leadership. This month, a research firm linked to the Democratic Party showed that the wife of Bill Clinton is viewed favorably by 54% of registered voters, while 39% have negative opinions about her. Among just Democrats, the favorable view goes to 79%. On a specific question about who should be the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton got 57% support. The runner-up was the current Obama Vice President, Joe Biden, with 16%. The other seven names listed for the party totaled at 5%.
Hillary also has the ability to defeat the top names in the Republican Party in 2016, such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Paul Ryan. The one who appears closer to her name among Republicans (44% to 42%) is the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.
Hillary's legacy as the Secretary of State. U.S. analysts say, will not go down in history as other important secretaries, such as Henry Kissinger or Baker, but is one of utter failure in every way. She will have a problem explaining her record to the voters of how she left every single area in much worse shape than when she started in her position.
After a very tough dispute with Obama in the Democratic primaries in 2008, the two formed a firm partnership. Together they have created a foreign policy that has failed to promote major changes. The strategy is seen as hypocritical and cowardly to the rest of the world. Republicans yearn for Washington interventionism, and they seem to think it is very useful and efficient for the United States at the present time. The Republican interventionist policies of the Bush administrations have continued, albeit on a more covert than overt context, and has increased exponentially.
Summarizing the words of Obama in a recent interview with CBS: she claims her government is on the side of freedom and the aspirations of the people, but she knows they cannot control all the changes in the world. So the challenge is to try to create opportunity where intervention can make a difference.
With that in mind, Hillary followed the command of the White House, helping to downgrade the conflict in Iraq and begin to withdraw from Afghanistan.
The so-called Arab Spring showed Obama and Clinton as complete hypocrites, putting the weight of the United States, in different measures, where they found it to be convenient. The crackdown in Bahrain, a U.S. ally, continues to grow, however, as well as the humanitarian disaster they themselves are causing in Syria.
The most important part of the Clinton's time in office, however, is the so-called pivot to Asia, whose goal is to change the geopolitical center of the U.S. from the Middle East to the Far East. To do this, the U.S. improved, and Hillary had a decisive role in relations with European countries like France, UK and Germany. To "lead from behind," the U.S. managed to commandeer a French and British offensive aggression in Libya, and now lead the way in the French intervention in North Africa. At the same time, the U.S. strengthened partnerships with Australia, South Korea and Japan and Southeast Asian countries, including Burma, a transitional dictatorship they decided to change from, among other reasons, years of U.S. pressure. Voters saw Hillary's lack of fundamental strategic knowledge. She was part of the most disastrous foreign policy of Obama, indiscriminate CIA attacks with drones in countries like Yemen and Pakistan.
Hillary's diplomacy failures with lies, posturing, belligerence and ignorance could pave the way for an even worse fascist Republican candidate than Mitt Romney gaining control of the White House.
Her feigned concern for issues such as women's rights, combating poverty and promoting the bogus western concept of "democracy" have fallen flat on the ears of the world community that can see and hear that actions speak louder than words.
The next four years will decide, but today Hillary Clinton is favored to replace Obama in the White House. She leaves the scene none the wiser, she has learned absolutely nothing, but should return in 2016 Her concussion, I think, was a little message from Allah that she shouldn't have said idiotic nonsense like she did about Brother Leader Ghaddafi.
"Occupy Wall Street has changed the focus of debate in the U.S.," says an activist. "We the People of the U.S. ... only believe in war."
*Source of poll data, Jose Antonio Lima