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Tuesday, August 09, 2005
That's how Rush referred to Her Royal C: Nurse Ratched. Hillary is not a likeable, warm person. So, even if she is the Dems' nominee in '08, it won't be a case of ipsp facto, she'll be elected president. This personality problem will also play a role in the dust-up with Jeanine Pirro because Pirro is very likeable.
But Why Can't Hillary Win?
With the American electorate so closely divided, it would be foolish to say that Hillary, or any other potential nominee, couldn't win. And a case can be made that the first woman who gets elected president will need to, as Hillary does, radiate more toughness than warmth. But in American elections, affection matters. Democrats lost in 2000 and 2004 with candidates Main Street regarded as elitist and aloof, to a candidate voters related to personally. Hillary isn't as obnoxious as Gore or as off-putting as Kerry. But she's got the same damn problem, and it can't be fixed.