For a long time, Hillary Clinton was unloved. She was seen by many as too ambitious and too authoritarian for the White House. During the Lewinsky affair, the former First Lady valiantly supported her womanizer husband during his escapades, and she struggled to gain the approval of Americans. For some Republicans, the ex-First Lady was seen as a "socialist", who couldn't maintain her place as the First Lady.
As for Democrats, they did not really know what to think. Who is she, this graduate of Yale? An opportunist or a woman of convictions? She is undoubtedly intelligent, determined and competent, but was she a good candidate for a high government position? She had neither the charm nor the charisma of her husband Bill.
In this highly emotional political country, she never really gained the "love" of her own camp, and she paid the price for it in her bitter campaign against Barack Obama during the Democratic primary for the 2008 presidential race.
Despite her recent woes, Clinton tops Obama in a recent poll from Quinnipiac University, which was released today.
The survey gave Clinton a 61 percent favorability rating among registered voters, with 34 percent viewing her unfavorably. In comparison, the poll put Obama at 51 percent favorable and 46 percent unfavorable.
The poll also revealed that Clinton, a possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was viewed more favorably than others who may seek the presidency of the White House, including Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan.
Yes, Hillary Rodham Clinton has made a comeback.