According to a new Bloomberg poll, Hillary Clinton is finally the most trusted and beloved statesperson in the country.
And all she had to do to achieve this august level of popular opinion was lose a highly contested presidential primary to an untested freshman senator and prove herself to be one of the few competent people in an otherwise feckless and timorous administration.
Yes. Everything has gone exactly according to plan…
Nearly two-thirds of Americans hold a favorable view of her and one-third are suffering a form of buyer's remorse, saying the U.S. would be better off now if she had become president in 2008 instead of Barack Obama…
While 34 percent say things would be better under a Clinton administration, almost half — 47 percent — say things would be about the same and 13 percent say worse…
"Looking back, I wonder if she would have been a stronger leader, knowing the games and the politics and all that goes on," said Susan Dunlop, 50, a homemaker in New Port Richey, Florida. "I don't think she would have bent as much."
And you just know that it would have been a more pleasant political climate as well. It's hard to imagine the opposition party going so far out of its way to demonize her the way they did with that that socialist Islamic Kenyan fascist whatshisname, that's for sure.
There's no history of Republican persecution of a Clinton so far as I can remember.
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