Where’s Hillary? Remember the “National Security Ad” she ran against Barack Obama in February of 2008? The screen shows young children sleeping as a narrator intones, “It’s 3 A.M., and your children are safe and asleep.” With a telephone ominously ringing in the background he continues; they live in a “dangerous world”. The ad concludes with a somber photo of Hill holding her telephone. Clinton used this commercial to belittle Barack’s foreign policy expertise, while flaunting what she considered her own bonafides on national security.
So, 7 years later, as crises explode both home and abroad, why haven’t we heard from the woman that would be Commander in Chief and leader of the free world? As GOP rivals (some highly successful governors even commenting while managing complex states) express their opinions on national and world events, Hillary remains mum.
Thus Mrs. Clinton leaves unanswered any number of very crucial questions. To wit:
- Should more American troops be re-deployed into Iraq. If so, how many and in what capacity?
- Are we withdrawing our military from Afghanistan too soon? What timeline would you chose?
- Would you use the term Islamic extremism?
- Would you allow Iran to get a nuclear bomb? Would you use force to prevent it?
- What’s your position on Russia’s incursion in the Ukraine? Did pushing the reset button work?
- Should Guantanamo Bay be closed?
- Is last summer’s flood of illegal aliens across our southern border a national security threat?
- Are you OK with Mr. Boehner inviting Bibi Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress?
These are just a few of the queries someone claiming to want the responsibility of being the most powerful person on Earth, should be at least available, if not especially willing, to answer. Forget the critical, history altering, middle of the night, White House phone call Hillary bragged she’d be well equipped to answer. Apparently, Mrs. Clinton isn’t even taking taking calls for interviews.
Maybe it has something to do with the message being left for callers. We understand it goes something like this:
You’ve reached former First Lady, senator, Secretary of State, and current run away favorite to be the Democrat Party nominee for President of the United States….Hillary Clinton. Leave a very brief message after the tone, and I’ll get back to you when I damn well please. After all I’m kicking tail in the polls by saying nothing so, “what difference, at this point, does it make?”
Now, where’ve we heard that last line before? Oh, oh.