I read the following anecdote in a review by Jodi Kantor of a book about the Clinton marriage:
In the spring of 2008, I followed Hillary Clinton around North Carolina and Indiana as she mounted the last, nearly hopeless stand of her presidential campaign. In thawing fields and parks, huge crowds of women gathered to cheer her even though she was almost sure to lose.
When I asked them why they had come, many said a surprising name: Monica. They had watched Hillary Clinton endure a humiliating trial, then heal and thrive. Now she was about to be humiliated again, losing to a man with more charisma and less experience, and they would not let her go through that alone. <source>
A majority of women voted for Barack Obama, while a majority of men voted for Mitt Romney, and we can presume that a majority of women will champion Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
The above story sheds light on the nature of Hillary’s appeal: women’s identification with her humiliation and victimization.
This is how we apparently elect presidents in today’s America, and is it any wonder that most of what made this country strong and powerful is now being systematically annihilated in favor of the passions seen in the feudal culture of Europe circa 1370.
How will each of us fare in the burgeoning patronage society? Are you well connected?