Trump vs Clinton: Hillary's Nightmare

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    Jan 07, 2016 12:14 AM GMT

    Trump v. Clinton: Hillary’s nightmare?

    Clinton has two major weaknesses as a candidate – presuming, of course, that voters can and will overlook her apparent dishonesty.

    First, she has to build her own winning coalition of voters, being unlikely to reproduce Barack Obama’s and entirely unable to resurrect that which put her husband in the White House nearly a quarter century ago.

    Second, and more importantly, she must overcome her own record of foreign policy failure, which is obviously tied to Barack Obama’s record and, less obviously, to George W. Bush’s record as well.

    In both cases, Donald Trump presents significant problems for her.
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    Jan 07, 2016 3:47 AM GMT

    The second of Hillary Clinton’s problems stems from her tenure in the Obama administration. Her service in the Obama State Department will forever be linked with the word “Benghazi.”

    Politically speaking, it doesn’t matter whether anything could have been done differently or if the Americans killed there could have been saved.

    All that matters is that Hillary didn’t get Ambassador Christopher Stevens the security upgrades he requested, that she went home and slept through the attack, that she allegedly lied to the families of the dead about the cause of the attacks (and then allegedly lied about lying to the families), and then blew up at her Congressional inquisitors when they asked for answers.

    Even more than Obama, Hillary owns Benghazi.