Not qualified to be President

Yes, yes, I know, buckets of bitter tears wept over the fact that Hills lost and The Donald won. Something I applaud of course, given that I wasn’t pro-Trump but I was absolutely anti-Hillary. As PJ O’Rourke has noted, she’s managed to, in the minds of all too many of the men out there, morph seamlessly from reminding all of she known as my first wife into my first mother in law. This is not an electorally winning look to be honest.

It really have to be said though that Hillary wasn’t qualified to be President. Not in the sense that all too many use it today. Amanda Marcotte for example:

The national tragedy that was the election of 2016, in which a conspiracy theory-minded half-literate racist demagogue named Donald Trump managed to defeat the eminently qualified Hil­lary Clinton in the presidential race,

The thing is, we’ve only a few qualifications for the office.

Age and Citizenship requirements – US Constitution, Article II, Section 1
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
Term limit amendment – US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 – ratified February 27, 1951
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

To which we’ve got to add one more. You’ve got to get elected.

Hillary didn’t get elected, she failed the most important of all the tests. She simply wasn’t eminently qualified…..