Hillary Clinton can talk for hours about the intricacies of health care policy and can disavow her vote authorizing the Iraq war without apologizing for it.
But can she be funny?
TV viewers can judge for themselves, after the leader for the Democratic presidential nomination tried to get a few yucks this week.
Thursday night on "The Late Show with David Letterman," a rite of passage for presidential candidates, she listed her "Top Ten Campaign Promises."
Among them: Number 9: Each year on my birthday, every American gets a cupcake. Number 6: My vice president will never shoot anybody in the face.
Today, she taped a segment on "The Ellen Degeneres Show," scheduled to air Tuesday. Clinton presented the comedienne with a campaign survival kit, including a hair styling kit, Sharpies for signing autographs, and a copy of "Running for President for Dummies," according to an account in The Caucus, the political blog of The New York Times.