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It’s like a real-life version of the female reporter in the 1987 movie “Broadcast News” who is banished to a snowy, subzero post to keep her away from the handsome anchorman.

In July, Hillary Rodham Clinton sailed past Madeleine K. Albright’s record of visiting 98 nations as secretary of state, reaching 100 with a visit to Latvia. On a trip to Geneva, she hectored ambassadors to the United Nations about their countries’ stubborn refusal to adopt the Democratic Party’s “new normal” social values.

“Clinton has visited 108 countries and counting,” reports the Christian Science Monitor. “The number will jump to 111 once she adds Brunei, the Cook Islands, and Timor-Leste from her current trip.”

Timor-Leste is near Indonesia, in case you’re not familiar with it. The important thing is that Mrs. Clinton was halfway around the world while the Democratic convention was going on in North Carolina. You’d think someone who might aspire someday to be the presidential nominee would show up at her party’s most important event.

On the other hand, it will be easier in 2016 to pretend to be a moderate, middle-class-loving, normal American politician if she keeps her distance from a crowd that lionizes Barney Frank and Sandra Fluke, embraces Marxist economics and is divided over whether God and Jerusalem are fit for inclusion in the party platform.

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.