Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wasn’t expecting to have so much time on her hands right about now.
An ungodly amount of time has been spent analyzing how her campaign blew it so badly when it looked like they had things in the bad. For Clinton’s part, she continually points fingers at others, but a lengthy look in the mirror may provide her with some clues on where things went awry.
To sum things up succinctly, Clinton was an unlikable candidate without a message. That problem was exacerbated by the fact that she surrounded herself with yes-men that composed her campaign brain trust.
Fast forward to the days before the election for a moment. While President Donald Trump was crisscrossing the country at a breathtaking pace to actually speak to the voters, Clinton had other things on her mind.
So what was she doing? Well, she spent an inordinate amount of time at nauseating coronation-like events surrounded by her celebrity pals. Gee, why didn’t she strike a chord with the folks in Mainstream America?
That’s all in the rear-view mirror at this point, with the exception of the fact that Democratic leadership and their cronies in the mainstream press continue to insist that those pesky Russians caused Clinton to lose.
While pounding that drum makes for a nice time-consuming hobby, there’s still the little matter of what she’s going to do with the rest of her life.
The Independent Journal Review shares what’s on Clinton’s radar next.
In a lengthy piece for The Atlantic, Emma Green wrote about Clinton’s “secret dream” of ministry:
Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign.
Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. She asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.” The incident perfectly captures Clinton’s long campaign to modulate—and sometimes obscure—expressions of her faith.
Informed political observers will note that Clinton has done more than enough preaching during her time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, she’s oblivious to the whole practice what you preach thing.
While she presents herself as someone that’s fighting for the betterment of all, the reality is that she’s all about the betterment of her own bank account.
The various stories of her pay-to-play practices during her time as Secretary of State get brushed aside by her pals in the mainstream press, but it’s one of the more stomach-churning political scandals of the past few decades.
Clinton never met a deal she didn’t like, as long as it benefited the Clinton Foundation. While Democratic leaders express faux indignation over things as mind-numbing as a member of the Trump campaign speaking to someone of Russian descent at a highly attended dinner, nary a blink is given to the practices of that pillar of altruism.
It’s not too much of a leap to say that any of Clinton’s future endeavors will be motivated by her desire to further bolster her personal coffers.
Green goes on to mention Clinton’s Methodist upbringing, her fear of revealing her faith publicly as a politician, and the backlash to her 1993 “Crisis of Meaning” speech.
Regarding the notion that Clinton may have a desire to stand behind the pulpit, Shillady told Green: “Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor.”
According to Shillady, it’s unlikely that Clinton would move into ministry on a full-time basis, but suggested “guest preaching at some point.” He added: “We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church.”
We can now add the term ‘guest preaching’ to the political lexicon. Sounds like something that’s right up her alley.
She can stand in front of rooms full of people to educate them about how they should live their own lives. Clinton can then exit stage left and completely disregard her own words of wisdom in how she conducts her own personal affairs.
Basically, it’s exactly what she’s been doing throughout her life in public service. Sounds like something that’s tailor made for Clinton to slither right in and take care of business.
We’ll color ourselves less than surprised if this ever comes to pass, and we also have a feeling she’ll be bringing her own collection plate if she takes the leap.
Source: The Daily Wire