According to Michele Bachmann, Hillary Clinton won’t be our next president because many voters “aren’t ready” for a female commander in chief – and the white “guilt” that guided Obama to the presidency won’t apply to a woman candidate.
Yes, these words actually came out of her mouth.
“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” she said in an interview last week. “People don’t hold guilt for a woman.”
She went on to point out that Obama had the advantage of being “new and different,” while Mrs. Clinton has been a well-known fixture in U.S. politics since the 90s.
Bachmann’s comments come at a time when right wing pundits and politicians are ratcheting up their anti-Hillary rhetoric, anticipating a potential run for president in ’16 from the former first lady and secretary of state — even in some cases resurrecting the old Clinton conspiracy theories from the 90s.
Rand Paul has even said that Monica Lewinsky’s affair with Bill Clinton is fair game in regards to critiquing Hillary’s qualifications.
But the frantic attacks on Clinton make perfect sense, considering that her potential candidacy presents a grave threat to the GOP.
According to The Washington Times:
[box type=”shadow”]Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would trump the rest of the presidential field among Ohio voters in 2016, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “is stuck in traffic with other leading Republican contenders,” a new poll said.
The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute says Mrs. Clinton would top Mr. Christie 49-36 percent in the vital swing state, a widened lead from a Nov. 27 survey that gave Mrs. Clinton a one percent edge.
Mrs. Clinton, if she runs as the Democratic frontrunner, would lead other top GOP contenders from 9 to 17 points — among others, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush by 51-36 percent, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky by 51-38 percent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin by 51-38 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas by 51-34 percent.[/box]