There were a lot of comments about her Fresh Air interview in yesterday’s Hillary mega-thread, so I listened to it, and I thought she did a good job. Terry Gross is not DC media, so when Hillary kept deflecting on gay marriage, Terry didn’t stop asking for a clarification. You can’t bitch about the weakness of the DC media and then bitch about non-DC media not accepting a fairly weak, non-specific deflection. And, yes, Terry Gross does occasionally ask tough questions on her show — she wasn’t just picking on poor Hillary, who needs to sharpen up her DOMA excuse-making.
That said, Hillary showed once again in that interview that, overall, she’s a good politician. My problem with the Clintons has always been Clintonworld. A key example of that is the absolute lameness of the “I’m ready for Hillary” slogan. It signals nothing but bland acceptance of the inevitable, like the need to have a medical procedure or to pay a bill you’ve been putting off. Inevitability campaigns are full of defensive, weak messaging. A weak, defensive top of the ticket isn’t going to excite the ever fickle Democratic voter to get the photo id, blood test, rectal probe and identity tattoo that they’ll need prevent the scourge of voter fraud in 2016.
I’m less concerned about all the bullshit that Republicans will throw at Hills because that would happen to any Democrat. Speaking of that, shouldn’t this guy be getting fitted for an orange jumpsuit rather than making Newsmax headlines?
I’m almost tempted to click because I’m curious if it’s a remake of either “Teen Wolf” or “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.