Irony

Responding to the post below, Tony V comments: “So the only problem with this analysis, MY, is that HRC and her camp are among the worst practitioners of ‘testosterone based foreign policy’ in the Democratic Party.” I don’t think that’s the problem with my analysis, that’s the problem with Hillary Clinton’s approach to foreign policy issues. At the same time, one of her great strengths in the primary is that precisely because she’s a woman I think a lot of the dovish Democratic primary electorate doesn’t really see the stances Clinton’s adopted for what they are. It’s ironic that the candidate in the race most committed to the politics of machismo is the woman, but most indications you get from the campaign is that they’re committed to this political approach in part because she is a woman and so they think it’s necessary to double-down on “toughness” to stay viable in a general election.