Why Is Hillary Laughing So Hard?

This post, written by Taylor Marsh, originally appeared on TaylorMarsh.com

We likely won't see Clinton let loose with her now famous guffaw tonight. The target will be the frontrunner.
Clinton has been solid and steady in each of her debate performances, and her national standing doesn't allow her to be redefined easily in the space of 90 minutes.
"I think it's pretty clear if you've watched the debates so far, she's not going to make many mistakes," Elmendorf said.
"You can't hope she's going to stumble, so you've got to try and tear her down."
Clinton delivered a tour de force political performance on Sunday managing to do all five shows without getting hit or making news, minus her calculated slap at MoveOn.org, which was unnecessary. But there was one thing consistent throughout that was quite different from any of the males running against her. Segue to Clinton's Fox "News" Sunday appearance.
WALLACE: Senator, talk about conservative hit jobs, right-wing conspiracies -- why do you and the president have such a hyper-partisan view of politics?
(LAUGHTER)
H. CLINTON: Well, Chris, if you had walked even a day in our shoes over the last 15 years, I'm sure you'd understand. ... ..
I would have laughed at that question too. I would have also laughed at this one as well.

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