January 7, 2016

Thursday Hillary Bash - She can't win

This weekend, the Washington Times had a story on Democrats being worried that she might not be able to beat Donald Trump.

“We’re going to start to have to look at how the [Democratic] candidates play against Donald Trump, because he’s certainly holding onto his lead in the Republican Party, and he has certainly played the Republican candidates in a way that has hurt some of his opposition, and I think people are going to start asking, ‘All right, who’s going to stand up under his type of campaigning?’” Mr. Allen said. “If Bernie [Sanders] is the candidate, Trump will play up how un-American socialism is, and if Hillary gets it, he will dig up everything in the past 40 years and use it — and won’t mince words in using it.”
This was just one set of concerns, that included leveraging Bill as a target, and also Hillary's own inability to generate real enthusiasm.

It's reasonable to think that Hillary's lead will hold up and that she can make it to the nomination relatively unscathed. But really, that means she'd make it un-tested in adversity. Remember what happened in 2008 when she faced a real obstacle in Obama? This.

Or during Benghazi, this.

Or is she just cynically doing it on queue? That would be even worse than not being able to handle the heat of a real debate with Trump, or in negotiations with Putin.

Let me be clear, I'm not suggesting that the issue arises because she's a women. Heck, John Boehner often wept like a three year old. What I'm merely pointing out, is that she's not ready for prime time, and she shows it.  Those Democrats referenced in the Washington Times story have a real reason to be worried about her nomination.

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