During a discussion last week with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt over the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails on Benghazi, and the involvement of close Clinton ally Sid Blumenthal, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews said that he failed to see “the nefarious aspect” of the story and that maybe secrecy isn’t a bad thing for a president:
It seems to me there is something — Franklin Roosevelt, probably the best president we ever had, certainly in the 20th century, was very secretive and manipulative. And we still thought he was a good president. So if Hillary Clinton is secretive, we know that, is that going to help us get any further here?
First of all, not everyone thinks as highly of FDR as does Matthews. Liberals maybe, but certainly not conservatives. And Hillary isn’t really as secretive as she is just a flat out liar. If that’s the type of person voters want to lead this country, then she’s the obvious choice. After all, she learned from the best—Bill and Barack. But if voters want someone who won’t lead America into oblivion, there are plenty of alternatives to the Clinton machine.