Two-thirds of US adults admit to being in the dark about political issues outside the United States, and only a third are well-versed in US politics, the results of a poll published Tuesday showed.In light of that, primary voters pay attention to the borrowed and patently untrue rhetoric of republicans would win in 2008 if there is a terrorist attack blowing out of Hillary's mouth. Why, oh why, grant an undeserved sacred status to republicans on national security. As a sitting junior senator from New York, it is hard to miss that republicans were in charge when 9/11 occurred with every policy they have touched swimming in a vast cesspool of incompetence. So, why would a smart Hillary use republican talking points?
Global political knowledge was minuscule, with just three percent of women and 14 percent of men saying they are extremely knowledgeable on world politics.
One reason for the knowledge gap is lack of interest, according to the poll. (emphasis mine)
The stinging criticism of Hillary's fellow Democratic presidential candidates is well deserved after this remark saying a terrorist attack would give the edge to republicans in 2008. A few national polls showing her in the lead may make her sloppy early, playing a prevent defense. That is something no one wants to see. Leading in the polls now is akin to predicting American Idol after the first show of the season - see some exhibit relic named Sanjaya. Hillary can't mail it in when there is a viable alternative readily available.
There have been a number of chatty books about Hillary out on the bookstore front tables. One that tries to paint her fairly and in sharp relief to her careful public persona is from Carl Bernstein half of the famed Watergate duo. He authored A Woman In Charge.