Skip to comments.Hillary Finding Her Arena
Posted on 09/11/2013 9:54:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
If you're still wondering -- despite the coy tweets, the impending avalanche of speeches, the assiduous fundraising for the renamed Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation -- whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, consider her reference Tuesday night to Teddy Roosevelt's man in the arena.
Roosevelt disdained critics and carpers. "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena," Roosevelt proclaimed, "who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Hillary Clinton is the ultimate woman in the arena. Countless adjectives have been used to describe her. Timid is not among them.
Sure, this was the fallback speech, anodyne exhortations to active citizenship, after the mess in Syria and the president's scheduling of an address to the nation made the original plan for high-minded policy thoughts on national security and the Constitution too dicey. When in doubt, summon Teddy.
But for Clinton, the arena is a constant, irresistible lure. When she announced plans to step down as secretary of state after 20 years of balancing "on the highest tightrope of American and global politics," as she told People magazine, Clinton said her immediate plans concerned catching up "on mundane things like sleep and cleaning closets."
That didn't last long. The ceremony celebrating Clinton's receipt of the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center here was studded with references to her inevitable candidacy -- including from a potential GOP rival, Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and National Constitution Center chairman.....
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One of the women above lifted herself up with her own bootstraps, the other rode her husband's coattails to power. Can you guess which is which?
If this woman runs, I hope that every American avails themselves of the opportunity to question Hillary relentlessly about Benghazi.
It makes a difference to me.
“Hillary Finding Her Arena”
How much help did she get from the guys Michael Vick used to hang out with?
I figured she’d be too old to be a champ but He I guess they have age categories in dog fighting too
Hillary couldn’t find her arena with both hands.
Is that what she calls it?
And don’t forget, Pig-breath Clinton is supported by Chelsea.
Do you have any idea how many millions of dollars she spent coming up with that phrase? The NLP analysis, the secret polls, the bubbling cauldron, all those imported eyes of newt...
It's obvious you just don't understand modern politics.
Hillary just cannot hide her utter contempt for her own soccer mom minions. She just can't do it. It's all she can manage not to toss them doggy treats! LOL!
Finding her arena (ugh! ridiculous phrase) in the three ring circus that is her political stage.
Her arena should be Ft. Leavenworth.
She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wonders
By the banks of her own lagoon
All I want to know is whether or not Bill’s bull has a fighting chance in her arena.
I thought you were talking about a dog show but then, what difference does it make?
The truth br known Mrs. Clinton can't get out of her own way!
One attacked by Jeb Bush Republicans the other praised and presented with awards.
AND DON'T EVER FORGET IT!
She’s appearing at the Cow Palace?
Hellery's arena is more appropriately constructed of burning sulfur and brimstone.
So the next election will be about coronating the first woman president instead of the issues. Color me disgusted.
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