Democrats should encourage former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to run for president. She would be a far better choice for president than Hillary Clinton who would never have gotten any place in politics if her husband Bill hadn't served as President of the United States;
Will the race for the Democratic presidential candidate be a repeat
of 1968? In 1968 Democrats entered the
primary season expecting to nominate President Lyndon Johnson for
reelection. After Johnson's poor showing in New
Hampshire, he withdrew from the race and Democrats had to find a new
candidate. Democrats may have more time to recover this year
than they did in 1968. Hillary is already slipping behind an
unknown candidate, Democrats need to recognize she has no
chance even with the Clinton Broadcast System running a show
designed to con people into thinking that Hillary was a capable
Secretary of State.
Democrats who support Hillary Clinton ignore her past association
with disasters including her decision before the 1992 election to
represent the corrupt Whitewater Savings and Loan before a board
appointed by her husband Arkansas governor Bill Clinton. That
decision caused the appointment of a special prosecutor which
eventually resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton on an
unrelated matter. The health care proposal she developed was
so unpopular it helped Republicans win control of Congress in 1994.
Hillary's service as Secretary of State was a disaster.
Her incompetence allowed al Qaeda to win a major victory in Libya
when the terrorist organization used a mob to kill the American
Ambassador to Libya. Those familiar with al Qaeda knew
it was likely to try something on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack
during an American presidential year. Clinton shouldn't
have needed CIA torture to figure out that the instability in Libya
made it an ideal target. A competent Secretary of State
would have reduced the potential for a successful attack in Libya by
having the Ambassador and his staff attend some type of conference
at NATO headquarters or some other European country. At the
very least she should have ordered the Ambassador to stay in the
capital so the Libyan government could help protect him.
The Obama administration had been claiming a victory every time
Americans killed an al Qaeda leader in some Middle Eastern
country. Thus the killing of the American Ambassador to Libya
was a major al Qaeda victory.
Kathleen Sebelius made her own way in politics.
Her father had been a governor, but in Indiana rather than
Kansas. Her father-in-law was a popular member of the
Kansas Congressional delegation, but he was a Republican and
Sebelius is a Democrat. Sebelius was elected governor as
a Democrat twice in heavily Republican Kansas.
Clinton won election to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat in heavily
Democratic New York.
Sebelius had to deal with controversy during her tenure in the Obama
cabinet because Obama assigned her the near impossible task of
implementing Obama's overly complicated health care
system. As I had expected there were some significant
problems, particularly with the computer software, but she
handled them effectively.
I don't agree with some of her political views, particularly the
global warming nonsense. However, I would consider voting for
her for president because she is a competent executive which is what
we need in the White House. If Democrats nominate Hillary
Clinton I will have to vote for the Republican to keep her out of
the White House.
Hillary Clinton has handicapped the Democratic Party in the coming
presidential election. She has preempted the publicity for the
Democratic Party allowing the Republican candidates to be better
known than other potential Democratic candidates.
Democrats need to encourage Sebelius, Vice President Joe Biden,
former New Mexico Governor Bill
Richardson and other potential candidates to get in the race
now so they won't have to start from scratch if Hillary's campaign
crashes during the primary season.