The predictions are that the Democrats will win the presidency in the coming year. The money seems to be on Hillary Clinton, though that may change. The second prediction may be more iffy than the first. Some of her words, however, are likely to haunt us – and therefore, her chances.
Jim C quotes Hillary Clinton in a comment at Roger’s Rules; googled: Anna Quindlen’s columm appears. Since October 1993, surely our definition of “courageous” has had a reality check. Then, Quindlen reported from Texas about Clinton’s “courageous speech about America’s greatest crisis,” the “sleeping sickness of the soul.” Clinton’s thesis was “Let us be willing to remold society by redefining what it means to be a human being.” Feeling comfortable in our own skins is harder than it sounds – and little is on view in her Christmas ad. Christmas makes me aware of my inappropriate comfort in my sloth. But liking ourselves, liking others, liking what it means to be human (accompanied as it is by our fallibility) doesn’t seem to come easy to certain political agenda. And so, they are less likely to prize autonomy and integrity and a sense of humor. These, however, wear well – and give several other candidates charm.