I’ve been saying for awhile that Hillary Clinton is unelectable as leader of our country. She may not even run in the primaries. A CNNGALLUP poll now reports that only 16% of American voters are committed to Senator Clinton.
Why have I been so confident in my prediction? There are two main reasons. The most important factor is the rapid decline of the MSM’s influence. Hillary Clinton cannot campaign as herself. Her media allies must be able to help her con the American public. It is already early 2006. There is little chance that the legacy media will retain sufficient influence to be of major assistance in two and a half years from today. Secondly, Mrs. Clinton must have the activists within the Democratic Party unhesitatingly behind her. The hard core leftists, alas, will refuse to do so unless she capitulates to their extremist demands. That, of course, will destroy any opportunity she might have of attracting middle of the road voters. Senator Clinton is caught in a hopeless Catch 22 predicament.
There are also concerns that Hillary Clinton simply rubs people the wrong way. Her liberal friends often have to bite their tongue when she irritates them. The rest of the nation is not likely to endure these personality flaws. This is not a warm woman and presidential campaigns last a long time. New York is a solidly blue state. There are not enough of them to get to 270 electoral votes. Yes, the United States will eventually elect a woman president---but it won’t be Hillary Clinton.