She's nothing but Bill's B-side
In our younger days, we bought 45s with a song on each side. The radio usually played one side and not the other.
Mrs. Clinton looks and sounds like Bill's B-side. She's there, but nobody wants to listen to her.
Mrs. Clinton is in the 2016 race, and this is what she had to say:
The 67-year-old former secretary of state, first lady and Democratic senator from New York did not make her gender a core element in 2008, but it provided the cap to the first major speech of her 2016 bid.
"I will be the youngest woman president in the history of the United States. And the first grandmother as well," she said.
Two months after starting her campaign with a simple video that showed her only briefly, Clinton outlined a broad vision intended to attract the coalition of young and minority voters that propelled Obama to two victories.
In her roughly 45 minute speech, Clinton laid out a wish list of Democratic policies: universal pre-K education, increased regulation of the financial industry, paid sick leave and equal pay for women, a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally, campaign finance overhaul and a ban on discrimination against gay people and their families.
Mrs. Clinton did not discuss foreign policy or job creation. She blasted the rich, but her very rich husband and son-in-law were with her on the stage. She did not get very specific about anything, but maybe that will come later.
Her strategy appears to be very simple:
a) Avoid issues and hope that the media, eager to see a female president, goes along with this farce.
b) Energize African-Americans and Mexican-Americans one more time. They voted for Obama but have very little to show for it.
c) Remind you of the good old 1990s but say nothing about her husband cutting deals with the GOP or bombing Iraq because of WMDs.
Will it work? I don't think so, but the GOP needs to keep in mind that she's got 47% of the vote and 90% of the media.