A reader nails it:

Isn't everyone missing an essential element of this episode? At the end of the interview with the waitress, a self-described "independent " she announces emphatically that she will never vote for Clinton. 

Here is an emblematic example of the exact kind of voter she, or any Democrat, needs to win a general election, much less govern effectively. And that voter believes, based upon her first hand experience with the candidate, that Clinton cannot relate to her needs and her interests, and therefore won't get her vote. Clinton is a fatally flawed candidate. I wish that all the party hacks who are circling the wagons around her would have the modicum of sense to realize this.

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