9:38 AM, Nov 6, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Hillary Clinton can be defeated in 2016, writes Matthew Continetti at the Washington Free Beacon. Here's an excerpt:
How? Let’s stipulate that campaign effects are overstated. The economy and the popularity of the incumbent, in my view, are far more important. But candidates also matter. Whether she is liked or disliked, whether she is trusted or distrusted, whether she is someone with whom voters identify or someone from whom they recoil, whether she spends her days proclaiming her message or in damage control—all of these factors shape voter impressions, voter enthusiasm.
Which is where Clinton falls short. Sure, she’s preferable to Bernie Sanders. Who isn’t? Sanders appeals to the left of the left. He’s a fringe figure. Of course Hillary beats him. This is news?
Sure, Hillary did okay before the House Benghazi Committee. Trust me: Looking more sympathetic than members of Congress isn’t an achievement. It’s a freebie. All you have to do is show up and not take the Fifth. The media were always going to say Clinton left the hearing untouched. They’ve never thought Benghazi was a real story.
But look at what’s happened since Clinton’s “great 10 days.” The more one examines the statements she made before Congress, the more they are revealed to be not entirely true. The polling says the electorate has the same impression of her that it’s had for some time now: She can’t be trusted. Twenty-seven percent in the Journal poll says she is honest. And “Clinton has the lowest rating for honesty” in the Quinnipiac poll, “as American voters say 60-36 percent she is not honest and trustworthy.”
Read the whole thing here.
That will be her downfall.12:32 PM, Feb 20, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon:
3:48 PM, Jun 20, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Writing at the Washington Free Beacon, editor in chief Matthew Continetti explains how a donor to Hillary Clinton is trying to keep his reporters out of the University of Arkansas library. One of those reporters, Alana Goodman, had gone to Arkansas and uncovered audio tapes of Clinton reminiscing about a case early in her career where her client was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl.
4:01 PM, Apr 11, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Matthew Continetti writes at the Washington Free Beacon about the recent announcement that Democratic lobbyist power couple Tony and Heather Podesta are divorcing:
2:09 PM, Feb 11, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A conservative news site otherwise known as the Washington Free Beacon couldn't get a shoutout on cable news yesterday for its publication of reporter Alana Goodman's article revealing new details about Hillary Clinton's time in the White House. Watch the video below: