A woman in Cornwall, N.Y., writes, "I was so pleased to read your column. I happen to agree with you and have felt like some kind of lunatic because the mainstream right seems to think that Mrs. Clinton is unelectable. . . . These two (Bill and Hillary) are too dangerous to be taken for granted."
Dear Cornwall: If it makes you feel any better, there are some very respected conservatives who share your view. Nationally syndicated radio host Neal Boortz reportedly asked former Speaker Newt Gingrich if he agreed with my column about Hillary Clinton's potential as a presidential candidate. Newt reportedly noted something to the effect that far too many "experts" have underestimated the Clintons in years past.
A reader in Melrose Park, Fla., makes an interesting point when he notes, "If people get over the 'I plain don't like her' approach and use some common sense, they will see that this woman has come a long way while carrying a whole lot of baggage. I've not quite figured out where her base of support comes from, but it is strong and getting stronger."
Dear Melrose Park: Many a political observer has been stumped as to why Hillary Clinton is capable of getting support from "swing" voters who are really not in line with her personal or political philosophy. While I believe President Clinton was able to attract these voters with his charisma and (compared to Hillary) more moderate views, I too am shocked that this same bloc of voters appears ripe for the picking by Ms. Clinton.
Many responses dealt with how devious Hillary Clinton is and what a disaster she would be for the country. Several readers said that if Sen. Clinton were ever to win the presidency, they would leave the country. I don't think they were kidding. But rest assured, neither is Hillary Rodham Clinton. To her, everything is serious business.