Beauty is perhaps one of the most subjective things in the human experience.
It’s also utterly irrelevant to the office of the president. After all, if we were basing it on looks, Cheney should’ve been locked up in the same attic they kept Quasimodo.
But for Don Feder, of the World Congress of Families, looks are all that matters. In a column called “Top Ten Reasons Why Hitlery Will Never Be President”, he calls Clinton “a frustrated, middle-aged feminist who’s perpetually incensed.”
To be fair, if you were a middle-aged feminist who spent the better part of your life dealing with grown Republican men who act like five-year-olds and think stupid stuff like “Hitlery” is clever, you too would be perpetually incensed.
In his piece, Feder took all the accusations his fellow conservatives have leveled at Obama and pasted Hillary’s name over Obama’s, calling Hillary an “elitist” and “radical ideologue,” asserting at the end of his piece that Clinton would be brought down by “the hideousness factor.”
Feder wrote that, “Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last profoundly ugly candidate to be elected president,” a point I contest — Neither Bush was very attractive, Reagan looked recycled plastic, and Cheney was . . . Cheney. That’s an adjective to itself, like “Dick Tracy villain.”
Think Evita after Botox treatments. Think Madame Defarge on a bad hair day. Think Lady Macbeth with serious issues (“Out, out, damned bimbo!”).
To listen to the babbling heads, you’d think the Goldwater girl-turned-Alinsky-disciple could start preparing her acceptance speech (maybe Eleanor Roosevelt will help her write it). “Ooh, she’ll raise so much money.” “Ooh, women want a woman president.” In the immortal words of General Anthony McAuliffe: “Nuts!”
Win the White House? Hillary couldn’t win a popularity contest if she was the only contestant.
10. The Hideousness Factor – Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last profoundly ugly candidate to be elected president, and he was a legacy of the martyred JFK. Voters don’t want a leader who looks frazzled or frumpy. We’re told that Lincoln was too homely to be elected president in an age of television and paparazzi. But Lincoln’s homely face had a dignity, a gravitas. If nothing else, we want a face that reassures us, not one that scares us, a la Night of the Living Alinskyites.
Conservatives might as well get in their licks in now. After Iowa, we won’t have Hillary to kick around any more [sic].
It’s amusing how utterly terrified of her they are.