Headlining for Democratic United States Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama suggested that she suffers Double-standards as the first female presidential nominees against an outlandish whose and behaviour were being normalised.
While continuing his championing for Hillary Clinton as US President, Obama addressed an election rally in Columbus, Ohio where he said that “Her efforts are not always flashy and they’re not always appreciated here at home, but she made me a better president, and she didn’t ask for credit.”
“I saw her as my Secretary of State. I saw her in the Situation Room making arguments to go after (Osama) bin Laden even though it was risky, tirelessly circling the globe as Secretary of State, respected around the world,” he added. Clinton will be a commander-in-chief who would defeat the ISIS, he said, adding that she will make a “smart and steady” US President, though not without her share of mistakes.
“Has she made mistakes? Of course. So have I. There’s nobody in the public arena over the course of 30 years that doesn’t make some. But she is a fundamentally good and decent person who knows what she’s doing and will be an outstanding President,” Obama said amidst applause from the audience.
Pitting Clinton against Republican rival Donald Trump, Obama argued that the choice to succeed him is not even close, Politico reported. “She actually understands the world. She understands the challenges we face. And when things don’t go her way, she doesn’t whine or complain or blame others, or say everything is rigged,” he said amidst laughter.
He went on to show the contrast of Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s complaints of “rigged polls” to the 69-year-old former secretary of state, who takes criticism in her stride and works towards bouncing back better.
“She doesn’t say the polls are great when the polls are in her favour, and then when they don’t go in her favour, the polls stink and nobody knows what they’re talking about. She just works harder and she comes back better,” he said, emphasising that she has concrete plans to do what she promises.
“She’s thought it through. And she values hard work, and she respects working Americans. And she’ll be a commander-in- chief who finishes the job of defeating ISIL. And she will be a smart and steady president of the United States,” he said, using another acronym for the dreaded ISIS.
It’s Clinton, he stressed, who has the experience, intelligence, temperament and heart to occupy the Oval Office.
His dedication to promoting Clinton was such that the President even swatted down the “I love you” that was shouted from the crowd so he could continue making his case, remarking that “I love you back, but I want talk about Hillary for a second.”
“You know, we always want to see the new shiny object, and if you get beat up enough in this political environment that’s so toxic, after a while people start believing stuff. Hillary Clinton is consistently treated differently than just about any other candidate I see out there,” Obama said.
In another of Obama’s agenda, he said “I want every man out there who’s voting to look inside yourself and ask yourself,” adding “When a guy’s ambitious and out in the public arena and working hard, well, that’s OK. But when a woman suddenly does it, suddenly you’re all like, ‘Well, why is she doing that?’ I’m just being honest.”
He added, “There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman President before. And I think that sometimes we’re kind of trying to get over the hump. We have to ask ourselves, as men – because I hope my daughters are going to be able to achieve anything they want to achieve and I know that my wife is not just my equal but my superior.”
“I’m just being honest. I want you to think about it, because she (Clinton) is so much better qualified than the other guy. She has conducted herself so much better in public life than the other guy. That this notion that somehow, oh, you know, this is hard to choose – it shouldn’t be.”
Obama railed against the Republican nominee, casting Trump as an atypical candidate who is “uniquely unqualified” for office and would erase the progress of his administration if elected.
This was Obama’s first address in the last week of path upto US Presidential Elections.