Many believe a 2016 presidential bid by Hillary Clinton is all but inevitable. With her recent increase in media exposure, the former first lady seems to be adding credibility to those assumptions.
Of course, the fledgling campaign has hit a few roadblocks this month – including an interview with Diane Sawyer last week that led to widespread criticism. An answer she gave during a New York Times interview published Sunday has resulted in similar backlash.
In its Sunday Book Review, the newspaper asked Clinton a series of literature-based questions. One of the inquiries sought to determine the one book that made her who she is today.
“At the risk of appearing predictable,” she responded, “the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking.”
Clinton noted that she was “raised reading it” and had memorized many of its passages. She contended that the Bible has guided her throughout her life.
“I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement,” she concluded.
Many who believe the values she has embraced as a public figure contradict God’s Word took to social media to express their incredulity.
— Pump u up! (@mapod) June 16, 2014
— Expose RINO (@RINObuster) June 16, 2014
One pro-Hillary group attempted to capitalize on her comment with a Twitter post. Judging from the responses it received, however, the mission was a failure.
— mark dalmore (@MDalmore) June 15, 2014
— Dan Cooper (@mrmadchef) June 15, 2014
The response seems to have also backfired among nonbelievers who might have otherwise been inclined to support her.
— Ronin Mara (@RoninMara) June 14, 2014
— Hell is Empty (@Sleestak) June 14, 2014
— Dan Monaghan (@danmonaghan) June 15, 2014
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom