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Sunday 11 December 2016

Hilary Clinton: a winner, not a whiner

Published 17/08/2014 | 02:30

Mrs Clinton remains far and away the frontrunner to take her party’s presidential nomination
Mrs Clinton remains far and away the frontrunner to take her party’s presidential nomination

I have always been
attracted to strong women. By which I mean stand-up girls who go their own way without looking for peer approval. Last week gave us two examples of women who play by their own rules - as well as a depressing reminder of what happens when victim feminists pressurise other women to whine.

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Hilary Clinton heads my list of women who won't whine. Last week, Barack Obama wondered why she would want to go through what he called the "undignifying" process of running for President in 2016. A remark that revealed more about Obama than Clinton.

President Obama is the Pat Rabbitte of American politics. Articulate, intelligent and shrewd, his great gifts are wasted on rhetorical riffs. But he has no big vision or stomach for the role that America will have to play until we have a United Nations with teeth - the role of final responder when desperate refugees from despots have run out of road.

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