The presidential election season came upon Iowa quite some time ago. It seems that the candidacy for president lasts nearly three years if you have a lame duck president in office. If you are a registered voter, for many months you have been receiving mailings from a deluge of candidates. You also hear from political organizations seeking your monetary contributions to lobby for causes dear to you and to fight the “evil” political party opposed to yours.
Anyone who is familiar with me knows that I lean toward a more conservative bent. But here I want to go over something that has bothered me for quite some time and should be of concern to everyone regardless of political affiliation. The topic is Hillary Clinton and the never-ending scandals associated with her.
Every so often we hear of a politician who gets caught doing something illegal. Some of them have ended up serving prison terms. It makes me wonder how many others are doing illegal or unethical things and not getting caught. It is kind of like college sports. A few get caught, and probably many others are successful in keeping it hidden. Who is to say how many of the other current presidential candidates may have skeletons hidden in their closets too?
Many scandals are associated with Hillary Clinton. Her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, has numerous scandals associated with him, too. Let us not forget that he was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the first president in 130 years, since President Andrew Johnson, to be so. He was also disbarred.
The scandals associated with Hillary Clinton that I remember are the cattle futures controversy, Whitewater, travelgate, Vince Foster, filegate, claiming to be under fire in Bosnia, Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of questionable donations and most recently the email controversy.
The latter two scandals showed up only during the past few months of her campaign, and the email controversy seems to be very serious.
What bothers me is that despite scandal after scandal, Hillary Clinton goes about her business as if nothing has happened. She does not appear to be held accountable for any of her actions.
With all this baggage attached to her, I question how she can be the leading presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. In fact, with all of this associated with her, I question a society that would support her run for the presidency. People have lost their careers, reputations and credibility for lesser infraction allegations compared with the large number against Hillary Clinton.
She seems immune to everything.
Hillary for America is the name given to her campaign. I have heard about someone advertising products with the slogan Hillary for Prison 2016. I will be amazed if she survives the email scandal, but so far she has survived every other scandal.
At this time, I am not making any suggestions about whom you should support for the presidency. That is something you need to investigate and decide for yourself. But for me, with all of the scandals associated with her, how can Hillary Clinton be a viable candidate for President of the United States?