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"The last secretary of State to become president..."

Apr. 21, 2014

The Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti: “Already Clinton is finding it difficult to articulate a rationale for her presidency, to pronounce a record of achievement on which to base a campaign. In an appearance this month at the Women in the World Summit she had trouble naming her proudest accomplishment as secretary of state. It is a question that her strongest supporters, in her party and in the media, cannot answer. ‘Hillary Clinton Struggles to Define a Legacy in Progress,’ read the headline in the Thursday New York Times. ‘Mrs. Clinton is striking a delicate balance,’ the paper reports, ‘when discussing a job that would be a critical credential in a presidential race.’ The last secretary of State to become president was James Buchanan. He gave us the Civil War.”

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