I’ve been saying that Hillary Clinton is the perfect Republican presidential candidate and have been telling people that she may be the first candidate in history to receive the endorsement from both the Republican and Democratic parties. As it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks this:
Other neocons have followed Mr. Kagan’s careful centrism and respect for Mrs. Clinton. Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, noted in The New Republic this year that “it is clear that in administration councils she was a principled voice for a strong stand on controversial issues, whether supporting the Afghan surge or the intervention in Libya.”
And the thing is, these neocons have a point. Mrs. Clinton voted for the Iraq war; supported sending arms to Syrian rebels; likened Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, to Adolf Hitler; wholeheartedly backs Israel; and stresses the importance of promoting democracy.
It’s easy to imagine Mrs. Clinton’s making room for the neocons in her administration. No one could charge her with being weak on national security with the likes of Robert Kagan on board.
One thing is certain, the Republican Party has had fallen on hard times during the last couple of election. It can’t seem to find the magic formula of war monger, social conservative, fiscal irresponsibility, and electability. McCain was fielded because he was the war mongers war monger but he lacked the charisma (which is probably 90 percent of electability) of his opponent. Then the Republican Party fielded Romney who didn’t stand a chance of appealing to the war mongers after Obama completed his extremely bloody first term.
Now we have Hillary Clinton. Her war mongering credentials are fantastic. While she’s not a social conservative in the traditional sense her hatred of Middle Easterners more than makes up for it. She has no problem being fiscally irresponsible as her recent claims of being broke demonstrate. And she is certainly electable considering how well she appeals to people in both parties. There is no way the Republican Party will find anybody better within its own ranks so it might as well endorse her and call it a day.