Friday, November 02, 2007

The Clinton melt down

From The Washington Post:

Until Tuesday night, the Democratic presidential candidates had largely ignored the subject of illegal immigration. The topic, Democratic strategists concluded, was fraught with too much potential for alienating general election voters.

But after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) struggled to answer a question during Tuesday's debate about whether she supports a proposal to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, the topic burst into the forefront of the primary campaign and exposed a quandary for Democratic candidates, who broadly embrace immigrant-friendly policies.

I'll say. At least 40% of why Republicans lost the legislature last year was due to the president's and key Republican Senate leaders' support for amnesty and open borders.

The writer of the WaPo article, who is a partisan Democrat, attempts to whistle past the graveyard by claiming that most Americans really support amnesty but then can't offer a coherent explanation of why that isn't a winning issue for Democrats.

The truth is that the Clinton machine, which is entirely poll driven, knows with absolute certainty that immigration is a losing issue for Democrats. This is why Hillary melted down when asked to answer a simple yes or no question about an issue which is a no-brainer to around three quarters of the American people.

Does anybody out there still think that Hillary is unbeatable? Is there anybody left now who thinks that the only way Republicans can defeat her is by selling our souls and embracing human sacrifice?

About the only good thing you can say about Mrs. Clinton's performance the other night was that she didn't break down and start cackling.

The woman is clearly not ready for prime time. Yes she can get elected to the Senate in a state where Rudolph Giuliani can pass for Republican, whose people would also send Chuck Schumer to Washington. But does anyone think that she will carry the day in any place that doesn't already think that Michael Moore would make a better president than Ronald Reagan?

Clinton has just shown the Republicans exactly what her achilles heel is, and it isn't immigration. Although that is a major weakness. Where Hillary is vulnerable and fatally flawed is her inability to cope with any kind of resistance. Until now she has been given a pass by the media and by her opponents in the Democrat primary race. That stopped at the debate and she was clearly unable to deal with it.

That is what will defeat her in the general election and there isn't a Republican currently in the race, including the ass-clown Ron Paul, who couldn't beat her.