Hillary 2016, Gay Marriage, And Technology

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Hillary Clinton 1 (Photo credit: Angela Radulescu)
I really like the idea of a woman president. That would be my number one reason to support Hillary. But my condition would be her running mate must be a woman, her Secretary of State must be a woman.

And you do want something cutting edge. Gay marriage as a federal proposition would be that cutting edge thing. This issue is more cutting edge than the idea of a woman president. But the two are kind of related. Both gays and women are sexual minorities in terms of how long they have been sidelined. They are but natural allies.

Hillary's weak point is technology. She famously said over a decade ago that she "can not think in front of a computer." Hillary is no Narendra Modi. Modi is tech savvy. But then Bill Clinton is not known for sending out emails, and the dude still presided over the dot com boom. It is because he balanced the budget. That basic arithmetic is still cutting edge politics. It should not be, but it is.

Like Nixon went to China, Hillary went to Burma. I think that is pretty cutting edge.

It is for tech entrepreneurs not the President Of The United States to hog the cutting edge in technology. So Hillary's weak point is not a weak point at all. All she has to do is assemble the right social media team and give them ample power. Old style fundraising and old style connecting and old style canvassing are passe. Obama 2008 is still cutting edge politics. She could simply rehire many of Obama's operatives, like Obama hired many Clintonistas once in power.

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