The Ruthless R’s hated Bill Clinton and they were breathing down his neck for many years, trying their damndest to get something on him that would take him down… I was and still am saddened that he gave them what they were seeking so desperately and Hillary paid the price for her husband’s juvenile (male ID) carelessness. thinkingblue
Rudyard Kipling’s last verse of his poem:
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Bill Clinton never could quite understand the meaning of this, now it’s up to Hillary to try.
(Excerpt: The virtues expressed in “If-” are devoid of showiness or glamour; it is notable that Kipling says nothing of heroic deeds or great wealth or fame. For him the true measure of a man is his humility and his stoicism. Kipling’s biographer, Andrew Lycett, considers the poem one of the writer’s finest and notes in 2009 that “If-” is absolutely valuable even in the complicated postmodern world: “In these straitened times, the old-fashioned virtues of fortitude, responsibilities and resolution, as articulated in ‘If-‘, become ever more important.”)
In my opinion, the best model for the poem “IF” is Barack Obama! thinkingblue