Hillary Clinton Marks the Death of ‘Hope and Change’

Eight years after Barack Obama was swept into the White House on a passionate tsunami of “hope” and “change,” the Democratic Party is being forced to settle for Hillary Clinton, one of the worst presidential candidates in modern history. She is, at best, running marginally ahead of a 74-year-old socialist (who also promises to enact significant “change”) in the race for the 2016 nomination. Her message heading into the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries amounts to: “Realistic, incremental progress on a ruthlessly pragmatic assessment of a status quo characterized by spiritless gridlock in Washington and by the way did you know I’m a grandmother?”