Hillary and Freddy

Hillary did Freddy no favors with her introduction of him at today’s lunch, which cast him as a player in the great struggle between the two parties.

She hit the national Republican Party pretty hard, without mentioning Mike’s name:

“What happened along the Gulf Coast has ripped the mask off compassionate conservatism.”

It was a good intro, but the problem was that Freddy was as downbeat as Hillary was intense. His big line: “When women vote, Democrats win.”

Not that this was, exactly, his crowd. But the buzz after the lukewarm applause was all about his lack of energy, and whether a trip from Puerto Rico could induce jet lag.

Hillary and Freddy