Why Chuck Todd had Hugh Hewitt on Meet the Press today, I do not know. It must be part of the concerted effort to transform him from a right-wing hate radio talker into someone legitimate. Thanks, Comcast.
When asked about Hillary Clinton's candidacy, Hewitt likened her to Bernie in Weekend at Bernie's, the 1999 movie about the dead guy two up-and-coming ambitious dudes propped up for a weekend and pretended he wasn't dead.
Chuck Todd asked, "I look at the obsession on the right with beating Obama, beating Clinton -- Clinton over the years and I think, they're 0 for 4. Is there a point where they do this too much?"
"Oh no, not with Hillary," sneered Hewitt. And then, in one full sentence, Hewitt managed to liken Hillary to Nixon and a dead mobster in a 1990's movie.
"Brent Budowsky calling her the 'New Nixon' reminded me that this is like a 'New Coke' moment. It's actually a Weekend at Bernie's moment," Hewitt declared. "I think they're afraid that they have a candidate they have to prop up from now until November of '16."
Wrapping it up, Hewitt said, "There isn't any substance, there isn't any charisma, and most of all, she's not trustworthy."
Hugh Hewitt, the champion of all things Saint Ronnie, said that.
Projecting a bit. perhaps?
In June 2014, Hugh Hewitt proclaimed that Cruz "may be the smartest senator," telling Joe Scarborough on his radio program, "he's just not gonna back down and we need some of that in our party." Hewitt went on to compare Cruz to Reagan, saying he has "the same demeanor" as Reagan, "the same kind of charisma, easy affability and smart, smart, smart."
Gosh, Hugh. Reagan's the dead guy you're propping up. Hillary, on the other hand, is the living woman running for President in 2016. As for trustworthiness? I'll take the breathing lady who served us well as Secretary of State for four years over the dead guy who traded hostages for weapons to right-wing Central American factions. Just sayin'.
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