Unbeknownst to most humans, MSNBC aired a Democrat “candidate forum” from South Carolina last night hosted by the lovely Rachel Maddow.During her session with Hillary Clinton, Maddow grilled her during a “lightning round’ of softball-ish questions such as which foreign language would you most like to learn.
“This is a hard one,” Maddow warned before asking the question. “You’re not allowed to squirm out of it.”
“If you had to pick somebody, you had to, from the Republican presidential field this year, to be your vice president — there was a national crisis and there had to be a unity ticket and it was for the good of the nation, and those were your choices. Those 15 men and women. Who would you choose?” Maddow asked.”
Of course, Mrs. Clinton answered in typical fashion.“Well, I’m going to say whomever I name will really get hurt in the Republican party. So I don’t know if I want to do that,” Clinton responded.
“You could use this tactically,” Maddow suggested.
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“Yeah, I could,” Clinton agreed. “You know, there are Republicans I could pick, just none of them.”“But for this question, you got to pick one of them,” Maddow continued to press.
“You know, Rachel. I’m not going to pick one of them. I know you are going to be disappointed. I know people are going to say I dodged the question. The fact is, I am dodging. I don’t want to pick any of them.”
That’s ok. I don’t think anyone expects Mrs. Clinton to ever directly answer a difficult question anyway…