Nietzsche famously wrote, “Whatever doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.”
How does this apply to Hillary? Well, the Fox News crowd has tried to destroy Hillary for literally decades, but it has now reached a culminating and catastrophic failure today in the good news for Clinton: no FBI prosecution recommendation.
Let that sink in. Clinton is off the hook. She is now a force of Nature; a political hurricane of one, gathering power to herself.
Think about it. On Benghazi, the Republican-led congressional investigation yielded nothing to harm her presidential candidacy, and now the FBI is done with its investigation as well. This is via The New Republic this morning: “In a press conference today, FBI Director James Comey ended Clinton’s legal troubles by saying that ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would bring criminal charges against her for using a private email server.”
So Clinton’s path to becoming the first woman President of the United States has basically been cleared, and because it was against great odds and resistance, she’s all the more strong for it.
Hillary has earned this. She’s fought through a maze of obstacles to get to the top of the political heap, and now all that stands between her and the presidency is a temperamental fascist. I think she can handle that. Her fierce toughness, intelligence, and optimism is a match for Donald Trump’s fear, cupidity, and pessimism.
Indeed, the next four months constitute the trial run of her presidency; it’s essentially the first four months of it, and then we’ll all decide if we want it to continue: “Yes, more of this,” or “No.” The next four months will show us all how she manages to work her way around an authoritarian personality to achieve a goal. If she can handle Trump effectively, slicing and dicing him into oblivion, she can handle Putin, Ted Cruz in the Senate, et al.
And now that her path is cleared, power is going to gather to her very fast. People like a winner, and she’s a winner. A very tough, very strong winner. Hurricane Hillary.
I’m looking forward to voting for her.
With all due respect. Only one presidential candidate was ever a hurricane…
Ha! But Herman Cain was a hurricane that swirled around in the right-wing ocean, ultimately petering out and never reaching shore. Hurricane Hillary is reaching shore. That’s the difference.