So far, many have given Hillary a pass on her enabling her husband's serial mistreatment of women in his personal life. She was complicit every step of the way, yet many view her as the victim rather than a co-conspirator.
She also seems to have avoided the Obamacare taint, even though her Hillarycare was its bastard forerunner, but it's doubtful that will continue if she runs for president. Even if you buy into the false narrative -- as even many conservatives have -- that Bill Clinton was ultimately a moderate, Hillary has radical roots that remain with her today. It's doubtful she'll receive virtual immunity for those the same way Obama has.
But for a Republican candidate to defeat Hillary -- assuming she gets that far, what with rumors about her health issues on top of everything else -- he will have to be unafraid to expose her record, not just on policy but on character, including the reprehensibly pitiless behavior she displayed in representing the accused rapist of a 12-year-old girl.
Her callousness in laughing about her client's passing a polygraph test was not an isolated occurrence. You will recall her indignant response in congressional testimony to questions on Benghazi, Libya: "At this point, what difference does it make?" Hillary's defenders have insisted her statement was out of context, but we knew better then, and we certainly know better now.
For as it turns out, we learn from Edward Klein's new book, "Blood Feud," that Hillary supposedly bristled at Obama's suggestion that the attack on our consulate had been a spontaneous demonstration triggered by an anti-Islam video.
Now let's stop right here and soak in the multifaceted significance of this revelation. In the first place, it shows that Obama, not any of his subordinates, including Susan Rice, was behind this abominable deception. In addition, the reported exchange leaves no room for doubt that Hillary also knew it was a lie and objected to advancing it.
But she didn't object to putting forth this false story on ethical grounds. Rather, she reportedly told Obama that the story wasn't credible because, among other things, it ignored the fact that the attack had occurred on Sept. 11. Obama was unbending, ordering her to put out a State Department release as soon as possible because the election was in two months and he had still been pushing the fiction that he had al-Qaida on the run.