Obama & Hillary Clinton Being Named 'Most Admired' Is Bad News for Republicans

barack obama and hillary clintonThis may come as a shocker to all the haters out there, but for the second year in a row, President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the nation's most-admired man and woman in the annual USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. Each topped their category with 17 percent of the votes in top 10 lists that feature some of the biggest names in politics, religion, entertainment, and culture. But I, for one, am not at all surprised.

This result speaks volumes about where we are right now as a country.


It seems like the more unrest we have with the economy, the more we cling to what we know. And although many of us voted for Barry because he promised change, maybe we're not quite ready for much change at all -- at least not the jarring kind. Or the kind that would put one of those Republican kooks in the White House.

And that's the other reason I'm not surprised we're admiring Obama and Hillary more right now. Just look at the alternatives we have to compare them to! Have you been watching those GOP debates?! FRIGHTENING. I mean, seriously?? The out and proud bigot attempting to be the poor man's George W. Bush (which is devastating in itself), a twice-divorced, cheating troll who hasn't been relevant since 1996, a wild-eyed Minnesota congresswoman no one takes seriously, and the boring closet moderate. Wow. Five seconds of listening to them is enough to make anyone run screaming and crying for a Clinton security blanket. Ughhh.

I sure hope this poll means the country's seen the light and is ready to cut the racist, sexist BS to give Obama and Clinton the credit they deserve. The work they've done and all the Capitol Hill drama and traps they've had to smoothly navigate over the past three-plus years are anything but small potatoes. Maybe this finding means finally, more of us are willing to admit that! (Or that could just be wishful thinking on my part ...)

Do you agree that President and Hillary Clinton are the most admired man and woman in the U.S. today?


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