One of the more tiresome cliches of political coverage is the “secret weapon.” Twenty years ago, Hillary Clinton was promoted as her husband’s “secret weapon.” Now it’s the reverse. Peter Nicholas of The Wall Street Journal wrote a story aping the Clinton spin, headlined “Hillary Clinton’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Could Escalate Campaign Rhetoric.”
Bill has been described by reporters as a secret weapon and a not-so-secret weapon, as if no one knows what he brings. Eight years ago, Hillary's mom was the "secret weapon." Surely, daughter Chelsea has also been the secret weapon. Nicholas seems to think Slick Willie is a weapon first and foremost against Trump....and less so against Sanders.