Yesterday, in an attempt to neutralize one possible threat at the debate, her campaign announced that Mrs. Clinton would not support driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants as president. It is the latest formulation of her position, which has shifted since it became a tripping point in the last televised debate on Oct. 30.
Her advisers say they hope the matter will now be off the table, but Mrs. Clinton’s top rivals made clear that they would continue to press the argument they have been making in recent weeks, that she is inconsistent and overly political.
“When it takes two weeks and six different positions to answer one question on immigration, it’s easier to understand why the Clinton campaign would rather plant their questions than answer them,” said Bill Burton, a spokesman for Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, a rival in the race for the nomination.
“Wow, this is dizzying,” added Eric Schultz, a spokesman for former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina, another rival.
Yes, she has taken several different positions on this in the last few weeks. Yes, this is dizzying. It is par for the course though. She says what she thinks people want to hear. The only problem is she still is the most likely candidate to win the democratic nomination.
The good thing about that is the fact that she will hear about this all through the general election too. I know I am going against the grain here, but I think she is a very weak candidate. She should have no problem convincing the left she is the person for the job. The problem for her is convincing the average Joe voter who will not show up in Jan. or Feb. It is getting the vote of the "regular" American population.