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Keene Pickrel, who came to a Hillary Clinton rally in Marshalltown, Iowa on Monday from a nearby home for veterans, wants to see a woman in the White House.
“I’m for women’s rights, and this is the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Pickrel said. “If she could win this, if she could pull this baby off, it’d be great.”
As if it were an added bonus, he predicted: “If Hillary goes in there and she has any trouble, Bill will help her out.”
Several Hillary Clinton supporters even cited the infamous “two for the price of one” phrase in a positive sense.
While the affection for Bill may be providing a boost for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary, it is unclear how the prospect of extending a two-family dynasty would play among the general electorate.
Even among Iowa Democrats, Bill Clinton is a double-edged sword for Hillary.
“I don’t know if I want another Clinton in the White House,” Kevin Eggers told me before the same rally in Marshalltown. As a union member during the 1990s, Eggers opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Bill signed, making labor leaders more reluctant to support Hillary. The concentration of union membership in the Hawkeye State is one reason why Clinton has faced a tighter race than in other parts of the country, and it explains why in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday she said she would appoint a trade enforcement officer and called for a reassessment of NAFTA.
If Hillary Clinton becomes the nominee, to the extent that she runs on Bill’s record in the general election, she may benefit from the positive memories Americans have of the 1990s, but she’ll open herself up to criticism of all of the things that Americans didn’t like about him. Furthermore, at a time when the best thing that Democrats have going for them is a tremendous desire for change among the electorate, it’s not so obvious that in a matchup between her and any of the leading Republicans, Hillary would be the clear “change” candidate.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online