In his classic political primer, Rules for Radicals, famed Leftist organizer Saul Alinsky declared, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
If this is true, then Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Her campaign announcement last Sunday was followed by a week of embarrassing flubs. The media is circling, and mockery of Hillary is becoming a trend:
GOP has every 2016er in NH. Front page splash on Boston Globe is endless column berating Hillary for not talking to Chipotle goers.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 18, 2015
As I argue in the Telegraph, there is a real danger that she’s becoming a punchline:
This all sounds petty and superficial; the best ridicule usually is. The more one watches the coverage of Mrs Clinton, the more it becomes apparent that it won’t be the serious scandals – the Benghazis or the private email account – that will matter. Rather, the much greater danger is that she could become a joke.
And not just salacious political media coverage, conservative blogs, or even Twitter. Hillary is taking heat from all sides, including Saturday Night Live, where comedienne Kate McKinnon’s biting impersonation of her rivals Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.
…Back to that Alinsky quote. As an Alinsky acolyte, Hillary surely understands the danger she now faces. The question is: Can she stop it? (Should Mrs. McKinnon suddenly leave SNL this season, in favor of a lucrative movie contract, you’ll know the answer.)