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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review January 10, 2008 / 3 Shevat 5768

Let Hillary be Hillary

By Jeff Jacoby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | For eight years, it has been a popular myth in many quarters that if it hadn't been for the 22nd Amendment, Bill Clinton wouldn't have had to leave the White House in January of 2001. "If the Constitution had not barred him from running again," The New York Times remarked in a Page 1 story three weeks before Clinton's second term ended, "polls suggest he might well be preparing for a third term." That myth became the basis of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and of the widely-held conviction that her nomination was an inevitability.


And if Hillary was running for Bill's third term — well, then naturally it made sense to get Bill out on the campaign trail, to remind Democrats how much they had loved those first two Clinton terms. "I know some people say, 'Look at them — they're old, they're sort of yesterday's news'" the former president was telling voters last summer. "Well," he'd add happily, "yesterday's news was pretty good."


But the myth, being a myth, was never true. Polls in 1999 and 2000 repeatedly found that large majorities of the public did not wish Clinton could run for a third term. And Bill's return to the hustings last year didn't exactly fill Democrats with ecstatic expectations of a Clinton restoration. At times it has seemed as if the more voters saw of the once and would-be future First Couple, the less they wanted to see. "About thirty minutes into Bill Clinton's nearly two-hour stop here at Dartmouth College," the Washington Post reported from Hanover, N.H., on Monday, "a steady stream of students started walking out of the venue." Meanwhile, overflow crowds were rocking the rafters at Barack Obama rallies.


That old Clinton magic seems more old than magical now. While the graceful and eloquent Obama electrifies voters and inspires hopeful thoughts of a sunny future, Hillary has tended to come across as chilly and contrived. Her tears the other day — so unexpected and obviously genuine — may have done more to awaken sympathy for her than anything else voters have seen from the Clinton campaign in a long time. Indeed, they may have won New Hampshire for her.


Running for Bill Clinton's third term has gotten Hillary Clinton nowhere. She will not win the nomination with an air of entitlement or as the embodiment of "yesterday's news." She ought to run as herself, instead. Hillary may not have Obama's boundless charm or her husband's political instincts, but she does have a heart and soul. They may yet prove her strongest weapon.

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