HILLARY vs. HITLERY….Over at National Review, Kathryn Jean Lopez comments on Hillary Clinton’s performance at tonight’s Democratic debate;
In response to more than a few answers tonight — on Iraq, on China — I’ve said, “she sounds reasonable.” If I were a normal America, I think I’d really think that. That’s really hard to admit.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that I’m going to unleash some snark about Lopez not being normal. And sure, that’s tempting. But not tonight.
Instead, I want to make a serious point: she’s right. The audience for presidential debates is still small, but obviously it’s growing as we get closer to the primaries. And a lot of people who have vague, media-fueled recollections of Hillary as a conniving, ball-busting uber liberal, are starting to watch these debates and realize that…..she seems pretty reasonable. Pretty normal. Not at all the Hitlery of wingnut fame. What was all that nonsense about, anyway?
Anyway, I’ve mentioned this before. Just thought I’d repeat myself. An awful lot of people are effectively seeing Hillary for the first time ever following a very long hiatus, and they’re not likely to see any resemblance to the fever swamp creation of Rush Limbaugh ravings from the 90s. Her negatives are never going to be as low as, say, Obama’s, but I betcha they go down five or ten points by the time this is all over.