Comments on: Assessing the resiliency of Hillary Clinton Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: PseudoTurtle Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:18 +0000 Are you serious?

Her performance in our government far outstrips most US presidents we have had, including the present one.

She was cheated out of her chance at the presidency by her race, and the changing demographics of this nation.

That is a fact I still find hard to believe — that after so many years of women trying desperately to get the vote and have a say in this government — they dumped her extraordinary experience for a charismatic young black man with absolutely none at all.

Your description of her performance and perseverance makes her sound mediocre when that is anything but the honest truth.

It sounds to me like the Republicans have suddenly realized that the next Democratic party contender is highly likely to be Hillary Clinton, and are already thinking ahead to the next election by attempting to discredit her for what she has done for this nation.

That is truly pathetic!

By: PapaDisco Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:48:43 +0000 Secretary Clinton has done a most admirable job as Secretary of State and has done it in the most admirable way, putting results ahead of personality, claim or credit. She has done an outstanding job at rebuilding the relationships damaged or lost under the Bush administration, and in particular she has strengthened our relationships in Asia and Europe.

By: will_rich Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:09:53 +0000 So “Even the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, while still a success, has now been tainted by the Benghazi tragedy – for which Clinton bears at least some indirect responsibility.” that’s really paying out the line pretty far for Hillary. The same Hillary who even after accepting “responsibility” had skipped testifying 2 or 3 times now due to some health or schedule issue. The Clinton tatic is to delay beyond public interest or parse the facts so finely they leave no stain (on the dress?). This is the same First Lady who “lost” FBI files demanded in an investigation only to have them “appear” on a table in the White House library later? Seriously this reporter is in the bag for Blue States. Hillary has carefully continued to build her rep while distancing the public from memories of White Water, Travelgate, the first ClintonCare debacle and Bills bad behavior. Benghazi left four good Americans also State Department and CIA employees dead. Widows, children without fathers and parents are left behind to deal with her departments security failures. Nobody of any party should skate on their deaths as she seems to be doing now. We seem to have very short memories and nicely tinted glasses in viewing Hillary regarding her “accomplishments”.

By: usagadfly Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:13:56 +0000 For the US Secretary of State, the measuring stick is really rather straightforward. Has she improved the standing of the USA among the nations of the world? Has she taken steps to increase the access of American citizens to other countries and markets? Has she left the country in better shape internationally than she found it?

Clinton certainly had a rather low bar to clear following Rice, and she has done better. Still, the pair have presided over a decline in American acceptability worldwide which is the greatest since Vietnam in the 1960’s. Americans are less welcome abroad than they were 12 years ago, and our economy is the weakest internationally since the 1930’s.

She should retire from the national stage with dignity and focus, if she must pursue power, on New York.

By: COindependent Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:32:00 +0000 “The issues she labored on hardest are works in progress. It will not be possible to gauge her contribution until we see more about where a number of key issues — concerning China, Russia, Iran and Syria – as well as broader matters – like the fight against global poverty and nuclear weapons proliferation – wind up in a few years’ time.”

If I read this correctly, she receives an “‘A’ for effort!” but an “‘Incomplete’ for results”. This is the new century equivalent of “every child gets a trophy” even though they didn’t win a game.

I will grant you, however, that Hilary works harder than the current incumbent in the White House, but I am not sure that is a very high bar.

By: LMPich Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:20:01 +0000 Your admiration of Sec Clinton is obvious, not doubt present before the article was written. However, your article is quite thin concerning specific examples justifying your crush on Ms Clinton (?getting Russia to ‘like’ us again?).