Well, Hillary had a bit of a rough time this morning at the Take Back America conference — she was actually booed by a few in the audience as called to hold the Iraqis accountable for running their own government. Interesting, because there’s a good deal of truth to that — many Iraqi police and military are also involved in death squads and anti-US attacks. But the audience read between the lines: It was something less than a full-throated rejection of the entire adventure, and a call for a full and immediate pullout.
Other than that, her speech was pretty unremarkable – a lot of platitudes, and a call for an America that is looked up to by everyone around the world. Of course we want that, but it’s a more powerful point when you’ve outlined dramatically just exactly what’s gone wrong. As a matter of reassuring the audience, that just can’t go left unsaid.
Anyway, despite the polls, I think Hillary’s got an uphill battle with the base.