No more ‘first’ tro­phies for left

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

From where many Amer­i­cans stand, it ap­pears that the Demo­cratic Party has de­gen­er­ated into a bush-league po­lit­i­cal team ob­sessed with easy-win, first-place tro­phies (i.e., first black pres­i­dent, first fe­male pres­i­dent). Never mind that Hil­lary Clin­ton, their cur­rent fa­vorite, ac­tu­ally has less paid po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence than the highly in­tel­li­gent but very foolish man cur­rently hold­ing the job of pres­i­dent.

Now along come the Repub­li­cans, up­set­ting the Demo­cratic ap­ple cart with more than a dozen can­di­dates from which Amer­ica can make a choice. This in­cludes two ‘non-politi­cians,’ both of whom have each had more man­age­rial and lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence than our cur­rent pres­i­dent and for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Clin­ton com­bined. Mrs. Clin­ton may sell her­self as Joan of Arc in her fic­tional “war on women” rhetoric, but lest women for­get, Mrs. Clin­ton was perched on the rump of Bill’s horse and cling­ing to his coat­tails all the way from Lit­tle Rock to the White House.

While I find any one of the GOP’s con­tenders more qual­i­fied than Mrs. Clin­ton, I be­lieve it in­deed may be time for a fe­male pres­i­dent who ac­tu­ally has a nat­u­ral lead­er­ship gene in her DNA, one who has not been ‘e-chipped’ by a po­lit­i­cal party. I would give se­ri­ous thought to a ticket with Carly Fio­r­ina at the top and ei­ther Ted Cruz or Marco Ru­bio as vi­cepres­i­den­tial pick.

By ac­tu­ally run­ning can­di­dates with an acu­men for man­age­ment and lead­er­ship, the Repub­li­can ticket would not only put an end to fur­ther thought by the Democrats of quick and easy tro­phy wins with se­ri­ously un­der­qual­i­fied can­di­dates, it would as­suage Amer­i­can anger over the GOP’s ap­par­ent ob­ses­sion with re­ward­ing ca­reer RINOs. We would fi­nally have truly ‘out­side-the-Belt­way’ lead­er­ship in the White House. K.J. DOLNEY Columbia, South Carolina

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