You answered why everyone can have a strong distaste for her actions in your penultimate paragraph. She’s a public figure. She is maintaining (and dramatically ramping up) her public profile. And, she has strong opinions, none of which should be above criticism. What was your point again?
We don’t owe her shit either, including respect.
I mean, asking questions about her intent to run? Whatever. She likely will, and she seems to be constantly positioning herself for it, but probably little is served by constant inquiry. But criticizing her, period? Just fine.
Well written and very much appreciated. But can you also address WHY you made the mistake of lauding the Reagans on this issue when it is so widely known that they were not? It seems like the facts, if not already known to you, could have been easily confirmed.