Will Hillary Run? That seems to be the question on everyone’s mind. She seems relentless and determined to win the presidency in 2016—especially after that 2008 loss. Still, she will be 68 years old with health problems.
Edward Klein’s The Truth About Hillary is a thorough examination of this fierce and power-hungry political figure. It portrays her as vicious, and cold hearted. One of the great quotes was, “She has this unbelievability to be a liar. She is soulless.”
Mrs. Clinton has a remarkable ability to win over the media. Rarely do they expose her radical leftism at Wellesley, her knowledge of her husband’s affair with Monica Lewinsky- before the scandal broke out, or the degree to which she finessed her pro-Palestine support to win the hearts of Jewish voters in New York.
In politics, Hillary is seen as more moderate. Still, what people do not really know about are her political views in college. Despite its image as a school for upper crust NewEngland girls, Wellesley was embedded with leftist and socialist views which Hillary adopted. This changed Hillary from a Goldwater Republican to a radical liberal. One thing that she did pick up at Wellesley was being a strong willed feminist and supporter of lesbianism (the political view not sexuality). She believed that women are superior to men, but due to our patriarchal system are forced into being submissive. While the late 60s and 70s were known as a time for radical social change, it seems contradictory that Clinton did not always adhere to the beliefs she was so passionate about.
“She was more interested in lesbianism as a political statement than a sexual practice…”
“Bill treated Hillary as one of the boys, and never talked down to her because she was a woman. He reinforced the idea in Hillary’s mind, which had been planted there by her parents that she was a special person, and there was nothing beyond her reach-including becoming the first woman president of the United States”
“He offered Hillary something that her father could never give her: the chance for Hillary to transcend her gender.”
“She needed Bill Clinton to take her to the mountaintop.”
While portraying herself as independent and strong-willed, she was not able to make a name for herself without her husband. She knew of his sexual affairs even when she was about to marry him. It seems striking that this did not bother her- perhaps it shows how relentless she is for power and will stop at nothing to get there.
“Interested in power all her life, but without Monica Lewinsky, she would have remained a scandal-scarred unpopular first lady without a promising political future.”