By Alan Caruba
I rarely write about politics because it defies logic and common sense.
I don’t understand how a “Republican” President can preside over six years of mindless spending and, only after his party loses control of Congress, demand austerity while presenting it with a $3.1 trillion budget. Things like that make no sense to me.
I am, however, a close observer of the human animal, if not the political one. I have come to the conclusion that Hillary Clinton with either not get the nomination or, if she does, will not get elected.
The reason is her voice.
I don’t think there is a man of voting age in America who will want to listen to her every day for four years in office. This is why Bill is always given a pass for cheating on her. Men understand instinctively that Bill had to find his pleasure elsewhere; find escape and relief from that voice.
Then there are the tears. What American man wants a President who is prone to burst into tears when she’s had a hard day or hears something that touches her deeply? There are a dozen women who are the presidents of their nations and I do not think one of them has ever teared up in public.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was the one to remind former President George H.W. Bush to not “go wobbly” during the first Gulf War. That is strength of character. British men of her era looked at her and saw the female version of Winston Churchill.
Hillary keeps telling her audiences how tough she is, but Americans view tough women as entertainment, whether they are in a roller derby or belong to the World Wrestling organization. Women who compete in bodybuilding contests or get into professional boxing are seen as freaks, not feminine.
Hillary’s not tough. She’s mean. She’s the nag in your life who will never stop telling you to put the toilet seat down.
So, no, Hillary may be knocking on the door of the Oval Office, but the men of America—the one’s who still have some stones—will not let her sit in it for four years.