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Krauthammer: Hillary’s DNC Speech ‘Relatively Unsuccessful’ Because She’s In A ‘Terrible Dilemma’ ‘She Can’t Solve’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “caught in this terrible dilemma” that she can’t run “as the heir to Obama,” and “a change agent” at the same time and she didn’t solve this dilemma in her speech at the DNC, “which is why it was a relatively unsuccessful one.”

Krauthammer said, “I thought Hillary was kind of caught in this terrible dilemma, and you saw it on night three with the big endorsements, Obama and her husband. She was embraced by Obama, which makes her the status quo candidate. There’s no way around that. But her husband, who’s one of the great campaigners and strategists in American politics, understands that every time one party’s held the White House for two terms, with the one exception of 1988, in the last 60 years, they’ve been tossed out. So what was the theme of his speech? She’s a change agent, the biggest change-maker he’s ever seen in his life. I don’t know how credible it is, but you cannot run as the heir to Obama, and at the same time as a change agent. That’s a dilemma she can’t solve, and she didn’t in her speech, which is why it was a relatively unsuccessful one.”

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