Hillary Clinton has finally been removed from her mantle as the “most admired woman” in America.
She has been replaced at the top of the list by Michelle Obama.
This poll has been conducted for more than seven decades.
Each year, Gallup asks Americans which man and which woman they most admire in this country.
In recent years, Hillary Clinton has been atop that list.
Despite her legal problems, despite the fact she was responsible for four deaths in Benghazi, and despite her email scandal, Americans have voted for her.
Second on that list was usually former First Lady Michelle Obama.
But this year, Mrs. Obama overtook the former secretary of State to become America’s most admired woman.
So Much for Standards
Other women who earned top spots on the list included Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
But even these giveaway-giving women couldn’t overcome Michelle Obama, who — by the way — seems to be on a campaign of demeaning other world leaders, including other women.
We shouldn’t be surprised, though.
Hillary Clinton won the prize even at the height of the controversies surrounding her.
Meanwhile, our current first lady, Melania Trump, has done amazing things for children over her two years in the White House, but to no avail.
Indeed, 15 percent of Americans chose Michelle Obama over Mrs. Trump.
And not so surprisingly, Barack Obama was voted the man most admired by Americans.
These respondents should look and see who has really helped improve their lives before voting next year.
If they do, we’ll probably find Mr. and Mrs. Trump on the top of the list.
But we aren’t holding our breath.