Hillary Clinton Slays the Alpha Males

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This article gives the best explanation why I admire Clinton. It's not that she's open or honest. Rather, she's stood in the public arena for 30 years and fended off every attack. In a lifetime game of "There Can Be Only One," she's survivor...

Hillary Clinton Stays Undefeated Against the Alpha Males - The Daily Beast

All these alpha males were supposed to bury her. First, the tabloid New York media (a metaphorical alpha male) was supposed to eat her alive. And it took some bites out of her, no doubt about that. Especially Murdoch’s Post, and especially in those early months of the race, in 1999, when she kissed Suha Arafat. But in time, she neutralized them. The Post never warmed to her during that campaign, God knows, but the Daily News did (it endorsed her), and she learned how to anticipate the tabs’ rhythms and return their best serves.

Then Rudy Giuliani was supposed to crush this carpetbagger. He left the race in the spring of 2000 for reasons that didn’t have anything to do with her. It was about his prostate cancer diagnosis. But by the time he dropped out, she’d been running a better campaign than he had (he could hardly be bothered to go upstate) and she was a couple points up in most polls. You might think he’d have beaten her in the end, but I can tell you he didn’t think so: He might deny this now, but he told me himself December 2000 that he didn’t think he’d have won, mainly because Al Gore beat George W. Bush by 1.7 million votes in the state, and Rudy didn’t believe he could have wooed enough ticket-splitters to overcome that. Clinton 2, alpha males 0.
Next up was Trent Lott, Mississippian, consorter, shall we say, with white supremacist groups, and at the time the Senate majority leader. After Clinton won, he—the leader of the United States Senate, a body that fetishizes decorum, far more so in those days—said: “I tell you one thing, when this Hillary gets to the Senate, if she does—maybe lightning will strike and she won’t—she will be one of 100, and we won’t let her forget it.”

And she? In the face of the boss at her new workplace wishing that she’d be struck by lightning, she said nothing and got to work. Within two years, most Republican senators were working with her and marveling that she was a pretty decent human being after all—Sam Brownback once publicly admitted he had hated her and asked for her apology to her face, which she of course graciously accepted. And into the bargain, she was someone who could really hold her liquor. Three-nil.

Oh, there were plenty others, before and since. Back in her first lady days, Ken Starr, and Bill Safire of the Times, and Fred Thompson, and Al D’Amato, and Michael Chertoff—every one of them was going to bring her down. They’re now deceased (Safire), disgraced (Starr), retired from public service (D’Amato and Thompson), or endorsing her (Chertoff). She’s the one who’s standing.
 
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Devil505

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The "Alpha Males" she has defeated are really just cowards posing as alpha males.
Take away the money Trump inherited and you have a paranoid patient in a mental institution.
 
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The "Alpha Males" she has defeated are really just cowards posing as alpha males.
Take away the money Trump inherited and you have a paranoid patient in a mental institution.
Take away Clinton's marriage to Bill and she's a no name lawyer.
 
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Macduff

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Just because we're getting this corrupt, lying criminal for president doesn't mean we have to be happy about it.
 
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Alpha males fear and respect her, while the lesser males simply whine and complain over the fact that she even exists.
 
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Macduff

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So explain to me why being around a long time is necessarily an admirable quality? Seems to me that in her case, it has left her out of touch and thinking she doesn't have to live by the same laws as everyone else.
 

Devil505

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Take away Clinton's marriage to Bill and she's a no name lawyer.
No....she'd still be a tough/smart woman no matter what she did with her life.

Trump is neither smart or really tough.
If his father hadn't given him 14 million dollars he might have ended up as a street person.
 
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