During a Friday Jansing & Co discussion of problems Hillary Clinton may face if she runs for President in 2016, the NY Times' political reporter Nick Confessore suggested her biggest issue was that even her own supporters can't come up with her biggest accomplishment as Secretary of State, saying, "I see flailing on this question. From her own supporters."
The conversation began with Jansing asking, "Depending on what the issue is Nicholas, is there one thing out there? Is it Benghazi, her age, that most likely to cause her trouble if she ran?" To which Confessore replied:
Gosh. Great question. I mean Benghazi going to be this thing they talk about. I actually think, though, that the real thing to overcome, this question that everyone's asking was, what was her biggest accomplishment as Secretary of State? And you know, I see flailing on this question. From her own supporters, I don't see any good answer, or at least a solid, strong answer. It’s sort of surprising to me.
This is not a new issue; even the State Department's spokesperson Jen Psaki had difficulty naming a Clinton accomplishment when asked. In recent weeks Hugh Hewitt has asked progressive guests on his radio show such as E.J. Dionne, Jonathan Alter, and Dana Milbank to name a Hillary Secretary of State accomplishment and none of them could come up with a response, which provides corroboration for Mr. Confessore's Friday statement and indicates a serious 2016 issue for Ms. Clinton.