The Times noted that Clinton’s “maturity” could wind up being a plus. “American voters have a tendency to elect presidents with the traits that their predecessors lacked,” the newspaper said, “and if Mr. Obama’s term ends on a sour note, the electorate may look fondly upon a candidate with deep experience.”
The current slate of potential Republican candidates includes mostly men in their 40s and 50s who will look to appeal to younger voters, a demographic Obama dominated in 2008 and 2012. If Hillary Clinton winds up being the opponent, they’d be well advised to remind voters — of all ages — of her take on what led to the deaths of our ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, while she was running the State Department: “What difference, at this point, does it make?” she told Congress months later.
This remark will never grow old.