Democrats carefully preserve political myths. This is how they raise up to greatness awful presidents like Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, and Clinton. (Even Democrats do not try to pretend that LBJ and Carter were anything but wretched presidents.)
Clinton won two presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but both times with less than half the popular vote (and both times against Republican candidates who ran pathetic campaigns). In between those minority elections, Clinton led his party to a 1994 debacle that swept his party out of power at virtually every level of federal and state elective offices.
Hillary’s political skills are even more pathetic. She handpicked New York, the most liberal big state in the nation, for her 2000 Senate run, but polls showed that she would have lost – and lost badly – had either Mayor Rudy Giuliani or Governor George Pataki run as the Republican candidate. Her 2006 re-election, the only other election she has ever won, was in a year in which Democrats regained both houses of Congress in George W. Bush’s second midterm debacle. Her coronation campaign in 2008 flopped when she was whipped not only by Obama, but by the execrable John Edwards.
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