Now they tell us!! A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows more Americans believe that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is better qualified to be president than President Barack Obama.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 57% of voters feel Clinton is qualified to be president, but 34% disagree and say she is not. As for President Obama, 51% say he is fit for the job. However, 44% say he is not qualified to be president, even though he has now served 17 months in the job.
Yes, I am one of those diehards who still believes she would have been the much better choice for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. It only took the American public two years to catch up with me. I still believe sexism is much more alive and well than racism in this great nation, and that is why he won the nomination and she did not.
That said, she is now in a job where she does not have to make the hard decisions that presidents must make, and that probably accounts for her popularity with voters more than anything else.
The interesting part about Secretary Clinton’s new popularity is that it is creating a storm of online gossip, discussion, innuendo, and even suggestions by commentators that Secretary Clinton ought to play a different or bigger role in a second Obama administration, including displacing Vice President Joe Biden.
Clinton has already said she does not think she will be part of a second administration and being vice president would seem to me to be sort of a comedown for her if she did give up the State Department job. She would control less of a portfolio and therefore runs the risk of becoming a sort of comic sidekick to President Obama, the way Vice President Biden has sadly become.