Hillary’s Inevitability by Robert Novak Old pro Democrats who had been in awe of Sen. Hillary Clinton’s perfect campaign believe she made her first serious blunder last Monday by indicating to CBS’s Katie Couric that her election as president is inevitable.
When Couric inquired “how disappointed will you be” if she does not win, Clinton replied: “Well, it will be me.” “Clearly,” the CBS anchor persisted, “you have considered” the “possibility of losing”? “No, I haven’t,” said the senator. “So you never even consider the possibility?” “I don’t. I don’t.”
A footnote: Bill Clinton, campaigning for his wife in Iowa the next day, stunned Democratic insiders when he claimed he had opposed the Iraq war “from the beginning.” In fact, shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the former president declared: “I supported the president [George W. Bush] when he asked the Congress for authority to stand up against weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”