Voters can see who’s for real and who’s not

By September 25, 2015September 30th, 2015Presidental Race 2016

Voters know a phony when they see one.

And Hillary Clinton’s plummeting poll numbers reflect that.

On the other side of the ticket, Carly Fiorina’s poll numbers are climbing. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is in second place with 15 percent after Donald Trump at 24 percent in a CNN national poll. She’s in third place in other polls.

Still, her ascent is due to two stellar debate performan­ces and a growing swell of voters who trust her.

It’s the opposite with Clinton, whose conflicting statements regarding her private email server while secretary of state leaves you with more questions than answers.

Clinton said in a press conference in March that she didn’t use the government email system because she didn’t want the inconvenience of carrying around two devices. Then she’s caught giving a speech in Silicon Valley saying she uses multiple devices.

Which is it, Hillary?

Then Clinton said she didn’t send or receive any classified information on her insecure — against the rules — private email system. That has also proven to be false.

If that’s not enough to call Clinton’s integrity into question, there’s her announcement this week saying she opposes the Keystone XL pipeline because she cares about fighting climate change.

If Clinton really cared about reducing the carbon footprint, why did she demand to be flown all over the country on private jets during her latest book tour? As well as for various speaking engagements?

Clearly she could’ve flown commercial like the rest of us. And the Clinton Global Initiative has accepted $2 million from Exxon Mobil and other fat checks from Big Oil giants, according to published reports.

Then there’s the glaring conflict of interest with Clinton’s foundation accepting money from Canadian trade organizations who are supporters of the pipeline. If Clinton opposes Keystone XL why take money from its proponents?

Does she have any scruples?

And sadly, when it comes to women’s rights, Clinton’s lack of authenticity is again on full display.

She pretends to champion women’s rights yet she has a questionable relationship with Middle Eastern nations who deny women and girls basic human rights and freedom. Shouldn’t she be displaying integrity — if she has any — by rejecting donations from countries who oppress women?

Come the primary, voters will decide.

Adriana Cohen is co-host of “Herald Drive” on Boston Herald Radio 6-9 a.m. weekdays. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.

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