Hillary fangirl: 'Don't Run for President, Hillary'

Thomas Lifson
I suppose it could be just a coincidence that as Benghazigate explodes, bigtime Hillary Clinton supporter Tina Brown publishes a Daily Beast article imploring her not to run for president.

The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid. But she should forget it. If she wins, it's too much stress for too little return.

I know as much as anyone, how much her most fervent supporters want Hillary Clinton to run for president. On the opening night of the Women in the World Summit the mere mention of the possibility had the audience on their feet. The fan base is there, and constituencies beyond it. (snip)

The first black president was a hotter plot line than the first woman president. Bad luck for Hillary. Obama stole her exceptionalism, leaving the press only with the hair, the alleged cackling laugh, and the over-familiar back-story, which meant dogging Bill around, hoping he'd lose it once in a while. (He obliged.)   

That phrase “alleged cackling laugh” is a hoot. Is it a warning shot? An attempt to seem fair and balanced? A tease from a friend?

If Hillary doesn’t run, she is going to need a cover story, explaining why it isn’t because of Benghazigate. She’s already got a grandchild bun in the oven. Now comes Tina B with another reason.

I suppose it could be just a coincidence that as Benghazigate explodes, bigtime Hillary Clinton supporter Tina Brown publishes a Daily Beast article imploring her not to run for president.

The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid. But she should forget it. If she wins, it's too much stress for too little return.

I know as much as anyone, how much her most fervent supporters want Hillary Clinton to run for president. On the opening night of the Women in the World Summit the mere mention of the possibility had the audience on their feet. The fan base is there, and constituencies beyond it. (snip)

The first black president was a hotter plot line than the first woman president. Bad luck for Hillary. Obama stole her exceptionalism, leaving the press only with the hair, the alleged cackling laugh, and the over-familiar back-story, which meant dogging Bill around, hoping he'd lose it once in a while. (He obliged.)   

That phrase “alleged cackling laugh” is a hoot. Is it a warning shot? An attempt to seem fair and balanced? A tease from a friend?

If Hillary doesn’t run, she is going to need a cover story, explaining why it isn’t because of Benghazigate. She’s already got a grandchild bun in the oven. Now comes Tina B with another reason.