If Hillary Clinton was the person Michelle Obama said she was, she would be the first female president of the United States.
But she’s not, and she isn’t.
“Hillary knows what it means to struggle for what you have,” Michelle said in her now-famous Oct. 27 speech.
Except she doesn’t, at least not in the way regular Americans struggle. Her mother may have, but Hillary went to Wellesley College and Yale, was Arkansas and America’s first lady, a U.S. senator, and then secretary of state.
She lied when she told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in 2014 that she and former President Bill Clinton left the White House, “not only dead broke, but in debt.”
They command speaking fees in the hundreds of thousands and renovate their multiple homes for millions of dollars.
“It takes a level of generosity of spirits to do what Hillary has done in her career, in her life for our family, for this nation,” Michelle said.
Hillary and Bill travel the world for lavish “philanthropic” missions with the scandal-ridden Clinton Global Initiative and give high-dollar speeches to Wall Street she refused to release until WikiLeaks did it for her.
“Hillary does all of this because she is thinking of children like her mother, children like her daughter, and her grand-kids, children who deserve every chance to fulfill their God-given potential,” Michelle continued. “She is in this for our families, for our kids, for our shared future.”
The Clintons take hundreds of millions of dollars from Middle Eastern nations that violently oppose everything Hillary says she stands for, like women’s rights and the LGBT movement.
“With every action we take, with every word we utter, we think about the millions of children who are watching us, who hang onto our every word, looking to us to show them who they can and should be,” Michelle said.
America decided Nov. 8, 2016, that should not be Hillary Clinton.
Hillary faced a politically inexperienced opponent plagued by salacious scandals including audio denigrating women; alleged sexual harassment; a lawsuit over Trump University; and an investigation into the Trump Foundation. He was so bad, his opponents said, they regretted all the times they called Republicans fascists — this time it was true, they crowed!
For Michelle Obama’s Hillary, a win was guaranteed.
Unfortunately, Michelle’s Hillary does not exist. She is an inspiring fairytale of what most women hope our first eventual female president will be.
The real Hillary Clinton is deeply flawed, and there was no way to keep all her flaws hidden. For every blunder Trump made, one of Hillary’s lies was revealed. The Clintons were too secretive for too long. Every opportunity they had to be transparent was rejected, instead replaced by a Democratic nominee that says, “People get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”
On Tuesday, the American people decided they would rather have a man that is too open than a woman who’s never open enough.
There will be a woman president someday. She will ascend to the most powerful position in the world, and make history for women everywhere. She will be elected president of the United States by virtue of her love of country, steadfast beliefs and convictions.
As Hillary said in her gracious Wednesday speech, less than nine hours after the election was officially called for Donald Trump, “Fighting for what’s right is worth it … To all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and me, I want you to know nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion … I know we still haven’t shattered that hardest and highest ceiling.”
Someone will shatter the ceiling. Hillary Clinton just couldn’t be that woman.