Last year, we predicted that Americans, regardless of party-affiliation or political involvement, will begin to realize what an effective Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was, as her replacement begins to be scrutinized for failing to live up to the incredibly high standard she set.
TRUE. I have taken a surprising amount of heat for this prediction. Somehow, readers took this prediction as an endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Nothing could be further from the truth. My politics and hers could not be more different: she is a big government, tax and spend liberal; I am a committed conservative, dedicated to fiercely defending the constitution and the principles upon which this country was founded. Furthermore, as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton presided over one of the most tragic incidents in recent history when she completely failed to respond to the attacks on the US Consulate in Benghazi. Even if that were her only mistake, and it was not, that single event was disastrous enough to be her political undoing. Nevertheless, when you compare her to the likes of Susan Rice, Eric Holder, and John Kerry, Hillary Clinton strikes me as the adult in the room. And, that is a sad commentary on the current administration.
But in 2012, she made a glowing prediction about Hillary, which she rated as "true" in January 2013, adding additional blandishments while she was at it.
I reproduce the latter below.
In her January 2011 predictions and her December scoring of those predictions, she had nice things to say about both Barack Obama and Hillary.
Jones predicted Obama's approval rate would improve, and that Hillary, who was Secretary of State at the time, would "become even more powerful and well-respected."
Check it out:
During the 2008 primaries, Jones showed admiration for two individuals, Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, and John McCain on the Republican side.
A June 5, 2008 post titled "Senator Clinton Demonstrated Persistence," praises Hillary's "tenacity and toughness," and claims her "determination in the face of inequitable treatment...provide an example which every young dreamer can and should follow."