"Republicans in search of an attack line against Hillary Clinton have begun to cast her as a tired relic of the past -- an implicit contrast to their own bench of up-and-comers like hip hop-listening Marco Rubio and libertarian-leaning Rand Paul," Politico reports.Sooooo last time she was a political noob who didn't have enough experience because she'd "only" been a First Lady and US Senator. This time, she's a has-been. Perfect.
"But Democrats are confident that giving voters the chance to make history by electing the first female president -- by definition a forward-looking act - would trump any argument that Clinton is too 20th century and give her a 'change' mantra of her own."Also, said Democrats, we're totes ready to have a lady nominee because the Republicans' war on agency is totally fucking heinous, and we can't be arsed to mount a meaningful national opposition, but we're pretty sure putting Hillary out there would be enough to cover our asses and make us look like we give a shit.
Said Democratic operative Stephanie Cuitter: "If Secretary Clinton runs, she'll be the nominee -- the first female nominee of either party. That breaks through the 'old' tagline that the Republican geniuses are cooking up because, if handled correctly, women of all ages will absolutely be inspired by that. I don't recommend that be the totality of her message or platform, but there's no way to hide that fact and it certainly shouldn't be discounted."