I felt mostly sympathy and compassion for Hillary Clinton during this afternoon’s 18 and 1/2 minute interview, which was conducted by CNN’s Brianna Keilar. Clinton will never knock anyone out in a one-on-one, but she’s okay. She’s trying to say the right things, strike the right balance…and I suppose she’s doing a reasonably good job of that. As far as she’s able, I mean. It’s just not in her to charm or inspire. She doesn’t come off as brittle or peevish here, but as someone who could go there at the drop of a hat. She blew off any suggestions that her trust numbers are to some extent her fault, and she dodged Keilar’s question about shutting down the Clinton Foundation if she’s elected. I believe she’ll be a good, tough, capable president — a slightly flintier Obama with the same right-center philosophy. I don’t believe for a second that she’ll do much to try and reverse the pattern of income inequality, certainly not in the populist way that Bernie Sanders has pledged to do. I believe that Hillary’s warmer and more personable up close than she seems in these interviews, but she’ll never be a great campaigner. She just doesn’t have it.