Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is certainly qualified to be President of the United States. While there have been some failures along the way (health care reform), malapropos ("Bill and I were broke when we left the White House"), awkward moments (remember the Yankees baseball cap and the Jewish grandmother?), and so on, none of these represent an automatic disqualifier to her running for the nation's highest office. There have been scandals alleged, too. Only the reporters (some anyway) who covered Whitewater can try to explain what it was all about. I am not sure where Benghazi and the emails investigations will lead, but there is no question that she has handled her responses to them poorly.

Then there is her husband and the Foundation. He and they do great things but who can tell where the Foundation ends and the political campaigns begin? Are they one and the same? And should we be troubled by sources of funding? For example, maybe using bad money to do good things is a necessary evil and even recompense for evil deeds and people - but using dirty money to do good things that potentially intersects with winning influence with a sitting Secretary of State and possible next President is just dizzying. It looks wrong just like so much looks wrong.

The real problem however is that both Clintons are always looking for something from us. Always in our faces. Always asking for support. Never taking a break. Never going away.

I am on the Clinton Foundation email list. Every other day, sometimes every day: "Please Wish President Clinton a Happy Birthday", "A Special Message from Chelsea", "It's Chelsea's Birthday", "A Personal Note From Us to You". Yes, the Foundation does important things and I know it takes money. But maybe people need a break.

I am reminded of a local and personal story. In 1988 my wife ran to be a delegate for Jesse Jackson and won. So I came up with the brilliant idea that she should run for county legislature in 1989 in the same district where she had gotten a lot of votes. I did everything by the book. We called every registered Democrat and identified her supporters and leaners. Visited their homes door-to-door. Did a round of calls to confirm their support. Called them the weekend before the election to remind them to vote. Then called those who hadn't voted yet after 5PM to see if they needed a ride or a babysitter. I will never forget Mary D. on Shaw Street who actually yelled at me. "Will you stop calling me? I was just getting ready to vote and now you have really done it. I'm not voting."

Very simply we asked too many times. One of former House Speaker Tip O'Neill's great stories (and lessons) was about running into his neighbor across the fence that separated their backyards. "I didn't vote for you this last time, Tip", she told him. He wondered why because she had voted for him every other time. "Because you didn't ask me this time". Very true, but presumably she didn't mean for him to ask her every day.

Mrs. Clinton is a great lady and has a long record of public service. But we are watching her poll numbers steadily deteriorate. Sen. Bernie Sanders is catching up in Iowa; he is either slightly ahead or closing in in New Hampshire. In horse races against possible Republican challengers she doesn't seem to be able to build upon the Democrats' clear demographic advantage. At worst, almost two in three voters don't trust her. At the very least, she just doesn't seem to generate any real enthusiasm.

It isn't only the fear of a Clinton Dynasty. Or even just the endless stream of smelly stories. And it is definitely not just sending and storing classified emails. I think voters want to just get a break from being asked by the Clintons for something over and over and over again.