It is amazing that a former Secretary of State is running for President, with the world in flames due to the blunders of the Administration she used to be part of, at a moment when American voters have elevated foreign policy to one of their top concerns … and yet she has scarcely a word to say on the subject, and the media seems disinclined to ask her about it.
The only foreign policy subject discussed during Hillary Clinton’s campaign rollout week was the Trans-Pacific trade deal, and even there her “statement” was amusingly vague, amounting to little more than boilerplate about how a good trade deal should create American jobs and enhance national security, coupled with a promise that she will be “watching closely” as the deal unfolds. It seems like she might be just a wee bit unhappy with President Obama’s take on the trade deal– or maybe not, it’s hard to tell. You can get bolder, clearer statements by smashing a bag of fortune cookies with a sledgehammer and randomly selecting a few paper slips from the wreckage.
Republicans are instantly savaged with the toughest, and often most unfair, questions reporters can imagine when they declare a candidacy – and often long before they declare – but the media spent Clinton’s rollout week helping her peddle a transparently ridiculous Astroturf campaign, never even dreaming of challenging her with a tough question.