Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential choice may be as important as Bill Clinton’s selection of Al Gore as his running mate. She likely will select a male to offset the gender card she is branded with. However, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s name regularly comes up as political pundits lay speculation. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is occasionally mentioned. Warren may be viewed as damaged goods to the Clintons since she was the early choice of Obama insiders, including Michelle, and the Clinton’s don’t trust her.
Warren has been working hard to get into the public eye lately. She has taken to Twitter to denounce Donald Trump as a racist, sexist, authoritarian and Putin lover. “There’s more enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump among leaders of the KKK than leaders of the political party he now controls,” Warren wrote on Twitter. Trump has responded simply by pointing out Warren’s alleged past false claims about having Native American heritage. We think Warren has lost any little credibility she had by taking to the social media like a mad woman, and the more she wildly attempts to stay relevant, the goofier (if that is possible) she comes off.
We think Hillary Clinton has bigger fish to fry and should be less concerned about possible Vice President choices and focus on her general image. Her negatives among potential voters are unusually high: Most Americans do not trust her– she has an annotated history of exuding a demeanor of dishonesty and bad faith. There is a big difference between a candidate perceived as a bigot or racist and one who is considered an unadulterated liar. The perception of the latter may be wrong or based upon insufficient evidence– a liar, to the degree of Hillary, is fundamental– it is in the DNA and will not change. For these reasons and others, we think Clinton is too flawed to be trusted as our President.