No, I’m not starting a new blog.
I was talking with a friend today who told me that he had voted for Marco Rubio in the recent primary election in South Carolina. He said, “anybody but Clinton.” That’s a sentiment I hear a lot here in South Carolina, mostly from Republicans.
The reason I’m writing this article is to confess that I share a somewhat negative view of Hillary Clinton as well, and that view is the result of being pounded by negative stories about Ms. Clinton going back to her husband’s administration. There was Whitewater, and TravelGate, and most recently the email thing. Who knows how many I’ve forgotten, but that still contribute to my overall negativity. (I was never influenced by the “Clinton body count” rumor or the Vince Foster suicide controversy. They were just too implausible.)
I don’t mean to say that I believe that Hillary Clinton is guilty of serious wrongdoing with any of these issues. I don’t know because I’ve not researched them. But I cannot honestly say whether or not my uninformed opinion of Hillary Clinton caused me to vote for someone else in the primary. I would vote for her in the general election against any Republican candidate.
In the case of Barack Obama, I have researched the stories, and so I don’t get negative vibes about him, even though the list negative claims is staggering. So my conclusion is that debunking is a worthwhile exercise.