ARE THESE THE TWO BEST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES EVER, OR WHAT? It Was Easier To Cure Trump Of His Trumpiness Than Hillary of Her Hillaryness, Ben Shapiro writes:
Trump had to stop being Trump in order to gain in the polls; Hillary has to stop being Hillary in order to do the same. But it was easier for Trump to stop being Trump. That’s because Trump defined himself as a borderline nut job, a crazy man willing to do or say anything. To stop being Trump merely required him to start reading a script. So, like Shia Lebeouf, he got on message during the filming, and saved his actual cannibalism for his off-hours.
For Hillary, the problem runs deeper. People think she’s corrupt and dishonest. That’s because she’s corrupt and dishonest. To stop being Hillary, she must stop being corrupt and dishonest. It’s easier to feign sobriety than it is to feign truthfulness. Even when Hillary tells the truth these days, it sounds like a lie. And there’s no way for her to escape herself.
You can find DNC-MSM columnists asking “When will the real Hillary emerge?” dating back to at least 1999, during her carpet-bagging New York Senate run. But as Jonah Goldberg wrote immediately after the 2016 Democrat convention, “Considering how much I’ve gotten wrong this year, indulge me for a moment to say I got this one exactly right. For years now, I’ve been writing that there is no new Hillary, that she’s the woman who tells you “there’s no eating in the library,” and that no matter how many times we’re told she’s been “reinvented” and “reintroduced” the dog food still tastes the same. It’s Hillary all the way down.”