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Last updated on July 13th, 2017 at 01:36 pm
The NYT’s Paul Krugman in 2004:
There was actually a kind of revealing moment recently – Bush gave an interview, was more or less dragooned into an interview on Meet The Press and the interviewer said: “Well, what if you lose the election?” And he said: “I’m not going to lose the election.”
And the interviewer said: “But what if you do lose?” He said: “I’m not going lose the election.” The possibility that they just would not regard it as a legitimate thing if someone else were to take power.
Let’s see, then, what Krugman has to say about Hillary Clinton:
Democrats who’d 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.
Couric asked, “How disappointed will you be” if she doesn’t 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 Clinton. “So you never even consider the possibility?” “I don’t. I don’t.”
She doesn’t regard it as “a legitimate thing”, apparently. Krugman will be aghast.