Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Attacking Hillary

Many conservatives are very concerned about a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Given the sad state of the Republican Party, this fear may become a reality in the 2008 elections, even given Hillary's high negative ratings, and unimpressive demeanor. In an effort to prevent such a state of affairs, many conservatives are aggressively attacking Hillary, bringing up Whitewater, Vince Foster, and many liaisons of Bill.

This is unfair. Hillary may have been engaged in corruption in Whitewater. There may have been suspicious circumstances in the Vince Foster case. Both of these cases, however, happened around fifteen years ago, and no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing by the Clintons was found in either circumstance. Maybe Hillary was actively involved in wrongdoing over a decade ago. Maybe not. It is unlikely that any new evidence will surface proving conclusively her guilt or innocence.

Even worse is the absurd criticism of Hillary for her husband’s affairs. Bill Clinton had an affair with Monica Lewinsky. It is very possible that he had affairs with Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, and possibly others. It is absurd, however, to try to blame Hillary for her husband’s misdeeds. What do these people expect Hillary to do? Sell the story to Larry Flynt?

Do conservatives want to send that message that old, inconclusive allegations of wrongdoing is the best they can do against Hillary? Hillary Clinton is weak on most issues. Conservatives should focus on those issues, not on ad hominem attacks.

7 Comments:

At July 25, 2007 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Beth said...

You make a very good point, none of the problems affected how Bill Clinton is perceived, and so they certainly won't change the minds of most people about Hillary now.

Let's focus on the future, and what changes Hillary would want to make if she were president. That should be her downfall!

 
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