Another Mark Penn Myth

A reader vents:

Can we please put this Hillary myth to a rest:

"She has consistently shown an electoral resiliency in difficult situations that have made her a winner," Mr. Penn said. "Senator Obama has in fact never had a serious Republican challenger."

And exactly when did Hillary face a serious Republican challenger? Giulanini backed out early in 2000. Rick Lazio? Please. I don't even remember the name of the person in 2006. If I remember, the GOP had trouble finding someone. And. Bill's. Victories. DON'T. COUNT!!!

Perhaps more telling is that Obama has had to face tough challenges to get the Democratic nomination, both at the state level and when he ran for the Senate.  Hillary?  Never.  Why?  Because the senate nomination was handed to her.  Perhaps that is the reason she and her campaign are so clearly having trouble dealing with a challenger in the primary - she's never faced one before.

This campaign is slowly revealing Hillary Clinton's not-too-stellar record in fighting elections, even with massive nepotistically-acquired advantages. She isn't Bill. If that weren't self-evident by now.