Wednesday, October 14, 2015
HILLARY CLINTON DEBATES FOUR MEN, DEMOCRATIC PARTY DEBATE 2015.
Icheoku says Hillary Clinton was amicable, jovial, relaxed, in command of the issues and for the very first time in a very long time, came across as an amiable feminine female. As opposed to her usual Nurse Ratched feminist demeanor, many Americans took a second good look at her and came out with a very warm impression of the woman who wants to be the first female president of America. Icheoku says if she continues in this path, being a female who wants to be president as opposed to a feminist who wants to be president, may be her chances will greatly improve.
The problem thus far is that many men have a very strong distaste for females who blur the line between femininity and feminism. No one quarrels with powerful strong females; but most people have issues with females who are obtrusively feminists and thus obnoxious. Real men like feminine females, they are pretty and admirable; and this is what has been a great turn off for so many regarding Hillary Clinton; but she morphed into a likable powerful and strong female in today's Democratic Party Debate in Las Vegas Nevada.
Overall she did impressively well and held her emotions in check, a big plus for Icheoku and all those blue dog democrats who were previously leaning away from her candidacy. Her hair was nice, her make up right and her face showed little to no stress at all; indeed she was relaxed and very present throughout the entire debate. The only issue still militating against her candidacy is whether Americans are getting tired of same name politicians ruling them. Just like the Bushes, Hillary Clinton will be another President Clinton should she win the presidency and one wonders if such would become a quasi-monarchy as opposed to the all-comers democracy which America practices.
One of her Icheoku's most memorable lines were "I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone", in answer to charges of flip-flopping depending on the audience before her. Her "America's best days are still ahead" is equally remarkable. Other instances of her alleged shifting sand positions was her earlier stance against homosexual marital relationships and is now for it; her anti immigration and now for it; as well as her pro trade deals and now against it. But overall, her rebuttals were convincing enough to warrant giving her candidacy a serious second look. She also promised to stand up against NRA towards more sensible gun legislation.
Barry Sanders was also impressive as a man who is assured of where he wants to take the country to and the roadmap to get there. For his age, he was indeed looking good and Icheoku liked what we heard. Icheoku's memorable one line was his was "To take back our government from billionaires and millionaires and create a vibrant democracy for everyone."
Then enter Martin O'Mally, the candidate from Baltimore. Icheoku says he is the most photogenic of all the candidates and somewhat reminds Icheoku of John Edwards. He is tall, he is handsome, he has youth on his side, he has executive experience as a former Mayor of Baltimore and also former Governor of Maryland; in short he looks most presidential. He did not distance himself from President Obama. On the question why 100,000 citizens of Baltimore, a city of 600,000 residents were arrested in one year under his zero tolerance mayoral initiative, he explained that the situation he met then called for such high-handed crackdown. One of his Icheoku's most memorable line was "Lets speak to the goodness about our country" and "America elected a president not a magician" in defense of President Obama's perceived shortcomings.
Licoln Chafee and Jim Web were practically no-shows at the debate. Chafee's no scandal and good judgment credentials were both positives for Icheoku. However why the CNN debate moderator Anderson did not give him enough comparable time to marshall out his points is beyond Icheoku's comprehension.
Overall, it was a good issue based and polite debate as majority of the people who watched it came out somewhat satisfied. However, the absence of any minority candidate sort of touched some sore spot amongst those of us who are now used to seeing a black president in the White House and wonder how these candidate plan to supply that missing link.
Icheoku harps that the beauty of our democracy is in the process that usually begets its leadership. The road travelled to get those who lead us is the key. They have to earn it as of right and not inheritance or born to rule bequeath like Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who following the example previously set by his predecessor President Jonathan Goodluck, refused to debate prelude to his election. Yet he was "elected", begging the question, how did Nigerians determine he has prepared enough for the office.
But hey, whatever works for any country; but for the United States of America, if you want to lead, you must prove that you have what it takes to lead - sort of pass your interview for the job which starts with the primaries. Whatever happens and whether it is going to be Hillary Clinton or Barry Sanders or even Martin O'Mally that eventually emerges as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, it is going to be a memorable battle with whoever emerges from the Republican Party. Icheoku cannot however wait to see how the debate will match up in a probable Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump; admitted it is going to be a very long shot permutation. Icheoku says all the best candidates and may the best person secure the nomination.