Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D.
A quick look at the stars reveals that Hillary Clinton will run again for President of the United States in 2020. If you can't see it, look closer, it's there.
The reason why isn't just because it's in the stars. It's because she's an egomaniac that will do anything in support of her fantasy of being President of the United States, no matter what the negative repercussions of pursuing it may be to her message, her party, or her country. (You can hear more about my reasoning in my podcast from today.)
In an article by Mark Penn and Andrew Stein appearing in the Wall Street Journal, the authors predicted that Clinton would run for President because she would not allow her career to be ended by a rank amateur, namely Donald J. Trump. And she's going to do it by concentrating on universal health care.
Undoubtedly, a Hillary Clinton run for President would be a calamity. Consider all the bad things have happened to Mrs. Clinton since she lost her race to President Trump. First, she actually proposed and defended the position that Bill Clinton should not have stepped down as President even though he infamously had sex with a White House intern in the Oval Office. She said this despite calling for President Trump to step down because he uttered disparaging comments about women in a private conversation in a private recreational vehicle while not being President. And when asked how she could defend her husband's actions, she said, in the midst of the Me Too Movement, that it was okay because Monica Lewinsky was an adult, and she knew what she was doing.
Clinton also purposefully said in an interview that non-Republicans could not be civil with Republicans because they were trying to destroy everything she stood for. As a matter of fact, according to Mrs. Clinton, civility could not return until the Democrats assumed power. How do you think, that video will play out in the general election?
If that wasn't bad enough, there's the matter of her book, What Happened,where she appears as a sore loser and blames everyone else, including women and the press, for her loss rather than reflecting on her shortcomings as a candidate. Notably, it is in this book where Mrs. Clinton infamously spoke about the press being against her when in fact, few candidates have found a more favorable press than Mrs. Clinton did in her 2016 run.
Moreover, as time passed and people had the opportunity to view her conduct through the clarity of hindsight, many, including some of her more ardent supporters, have warmed up to the idea that Mrs. Clinton and her Clinton Foundation were engaged in inappropriate dealings with foreign entities for her own personal enrichment. Many now believe that her mishandling of classified and non-classified emails was done in an effort to provide cover for her activities related to the Clinton Foundation. And don't forget, the nexus between her dealings with Uranium One and her personal enrichment has become a radioactive issue for her.
Overall, it appears that there are just too many scandals involving Mrs. Clinton to make her a viable candidate. But she is not the first candidate with seemingly insurmountable problems that have gone on to win an election. Just look at President Donald Trump. But the final dagger to Mrs. Clinton's candidacy is also the most effective: Clinton is simply not liked.
Even if Mrs. Clinton tried to explain away her discrediting issues, which she is a master at doing, she will ultimately be unsuccessful because of her lack of interpersonal skills.
In short, Mrs. Clinton is not likable. From her high-pitched voice, to her witchlike laugh, to her arrogant demeanor, Hillary lost and will lose again because she does not resonate with non-elites. They simply don't like her. She appears uncaring and judgmental to everyone outside of her inner circles in the high-rises of New York City, and that, as in times prior, will be her downfall.
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopaedic surgeon and lawyer living in Venice, Florida. He is the author of The Federalist Pages and serves in the Florida House of Representatives. He can be reached through www.thefederalistpages.comto arrange a lecture or book signing.
11/13/2018 05:26:49 am
Does that mean she can’t win? Then I say,”Run, baby run.”
11/13/2018 05:52:40 am
I agree. But I do wonder if it would be a coronation like 2016, where the Democrats do everything to let her win the nomination, or more like 2008, where her own party exposed her as a weak candidate? I tend to think the latter. Can't see them laying down and rolling over again especially if they think they have momentum from 2018 elections.
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Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D.
Dr. Gonzalez is an orthopedic surgeon and lawyer who served as State Representative for South Sarasota County in Florida for four years. He is the author of Heathcare Reform: The Truth, The Federalist Pages, and The Case for Free Market Healthcare.