Hilary Clinton: Someday there will an American woman president and it won’t be her!!

Dear Commons Community,

The Huffington Post has a brief piece on Hilary Clinton and her hopes for an American woman president someday and it won’t be her.  She also stated:

“…she [Hilary] has no desire to make another run for the White House but hopes to see an American woman president in her lifetime.

Politely turning aside questions about her political intentions at a town hall event in Kolkata, [India] Clinton said she really wanted to see “that final glass ceiling” broken.

Clinton, who sought the Democratic nomination four years ago and barely lost to Barack Obama, noted that the American political process is difficult and heavily dependent on fund raising, which makes it hard for any candidate to succeed.

Still, she told her audience, “I think that there will be an election that will elect a woman.”

As for herself, she says she is done with the political high wire and looks forward to life as a private citizen.

“I would like to come back to India and just wander around without the streets being closed,” she said. “I just want to get back to taking some deep breaths, feeling that there are other ways i can continue to serve.”



Mayor Mike Bloomberg has the ability to be the best parts of Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates all rolled up into one!!

Dear Commons Community,

Kevin Sheekey, Mayor. Blooomberg’s main political adviser, was quoted over the weekend as saying that Michael Bloomberg  stood to become more powerful after leaving government.  To quote:  “Mike Bloomberg has the ability to be the best parts of Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch and Bill Gates all rolled up into one.”  This needs some examination.

Michael Bloomberg has made a good deal of money and people respect him for it.  He has and continues to use his money well to wield power and influence  others mainly by silencing critics and opposition by donating to their political and social organizations.

I see nothing of Bill Clinton in Michael Bloomberg.  Clinton’s greatest asset was and is his personality and ability to speak and act close to people.  Mike Bloomberg is the opposite and  is stiff around people and is seen as an aloof billionaire.

As for Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch, they were both ruthless businessmen.  Not that I would know personally but Bloomberg does not come across as “ruthless”.   Presently, Bill Gates is trying to clean up his legacy through his foundation work which has not gone as well as he would like especially in education.   Rupert Murdoch’s legacy is well established and after his recent troubles with his newspapers and bribery scandals in the United Kingdom, his and his family’s reputation is gone.  As of right now, I see Bloomberg as better than either of these two.