Cokie Roberts: Hillary 'Knows Everything About Every Issue'

Rush Limbaugh likes to facetiously refer to Hillary Clinton as "the smartest woman in the world." Today's Morning Joe brought us three people who might actually believe it.

Previewing tonight's Dem debate, Mike Barnicle led off the love-in, fantasizing about people coming away from the debate saying "wow, there is a prepared, thorough, knowledgeable candidate. All the Benghazi stuff goes out the window." Next was Joe Scarborough, who said the debate gives Hillary the chance to show voters "she may be the smartest person on the stage and in politics right now."  And finally, the incomparable Cokie Roberts, who gushed that any time Hillary is with "actual people" [as opposed to droids?] she "always wows them" adding that Hillary "knows everything about every issue."  

Except, of course, when it's in her interest not to know about things—like wiping servers—in which case Hillary's brain famously turns to Jello.

Note: "the truth is, girls do homework." Cokie, we're shocked by the stereotyping.  Don't you know that there are no differences between boys and girls?  For that matter, referring to Hillary as a "girl?"  God forbid a conservative commentator should do that!


MIKE BARNICLE: I'm wondering what percentage of people who do view this debate, who come away looking at Hillary Clinton and say, wow!, there is a really thorough, prepared, knowledgeable candidate. All the Benghazi stuff goes out the window to some people who will see her for the first time as thorough, knowledgeable and quite a candidate.  

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Cokie, is this the platform where she can really--I mean, not that she needs to turn it around. She's winning in the polls. Let's not forget that.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: But there is one part, Cokie, where if you look at Donald Trump's favorables and unfavorables in the general election, they're terrible. You look at Hillary's favorables and unfavorables in the general election, they're terrible. I actually, everybody is saying this is a tough night for Hillary. I disagree. I think it's all upside for Hillary Clinton. And I think this is Hillary Clinton's chance to show independent voters she just may be the smartest person on the stage and in politics right now. 

COKIE ROBERTS: Well, any time, any time you're with her in a setting with actual people she wows them. And the truth is, you know, girls do homework. And she is, she's really prepared all the time. She knows everything about every issue.

 

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