But should they?
That’s a question all voters need to ask themselves before marching in lockstep to a Clinton candidacy.
More to the point: What, exactly, has she done during her many years as a national figure to demonstrate strong and capable leadership?
Start with her role as first lady, where she failed early on to sell the far left’s dream of universal health care and spent the rest of her husband’s presidency on the arm of history.
Yes, her tenure as secretary of state made her America’s top diplomat and gave her a taste of foreign policy experience. The four-year assignment no doubt will feature prominently in her upcoming memoirs and presidential campaign.
But what did she do?
The “accomplishments” Clinton is most remembered for actually are horrible failures of policy: her negligence in the deadly Benghazi attacks and her refusal to place the African Islamist group Boko Haram on the terrorist group watch list.
Based on what is known about the Benghazi scandal and cover-up, Clinton’s leadership was abysmal — an assessment unlikely to be improved by revelations from the latest congressional inquiry.
Then there’s Boko Haram, the radical Islamist group currently receiving international attention for its heinous abduction and threatened sale of several hundred Nigerian schoolgirls. Clinton could have dealt the organization a major blow by placing it on the terrorist watch list.
Instead of displaying fortitude and esprit de corps for abused women and girls, Clinton chose to emulate the administration’s dodgy, lead-from-behind strategy, which has weakened America’s relations with allies and emboldened its enemies on the world stage.
Finally, women should question the legitimacy of Clinton’s feminist street cred.
This is the woman who, after all, not only protected her husband’s philandering for decades, but lashed out at his most high-profile victim, a then-22-year-old Monica Lewinsky, as “a narcissistic loony toon.”
In 2016, America will need a chief executive to pull it from the morass wrought by eight years of muddled Obama policies.
That’s a tall order. And Hillary Clinton falls woefully short.