Despite both claiming responsibility AND blaming someone else for the four Americans killed in Benghazi in the consulate attack back on September 11th of last year, Hillary Clinton remains the darling of the left and is widely seen as a contender for President in 2016.
Who knows why? Anyone? Bueller?
I think a big part of the reason is that she's one of the members of a pool of contenders whose main criteria is 'not an old white guy.
Not being an old white guy after all (plus the irrational hatred many on the left still bear for George Bush) is largely how Barack Obama was swept into office, no? Barack Obama, the man whose future vice-President once said about him "...the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean...". The man who former President Bill Clinton allegedly remarked, "A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee."
So the mantra seems to be 'Anybody but an old white guy' and often times that comes from the left's old or soon-to-be-considered-old white guys. How does that work? Is their guilt over their whiteness that deep?
Is Hillary going to end up the Democratic nominee for 2016?
Forget Joe Biden. Oh sure we get a big kick out of him as VP but A) he's kinda goofy and B) he's an old white guy.
Lots of calendar between now and 2016. Any other 'non-old white guy' could emerge depending on circumstances, the economy, and backroom machinations that might give her a run for her money.
And with the shake-my-head direction our culture seems to be headed I don't think it's even safe to elminate from contention inanimate objects.