It’s not such a big problem for the Hillary Clinton campaign that Hillary Clinton isn’t really loved. She could still win. The problem for the campaign is that it is resting its fate on everyone showing the love anyway.
What Clinton strategists are doing is trying to replicate the Obama strategy, which eschewed the usual move to the middle and drilled down into the electorate to find every liberal vote out there and get that vote to the polls.
You can do that when you are a transformational candidate. I realize Obama didn’t turn out to be a transformational anything – unless you find weakening America abroad and bankrupting it at home transformational – but at least he was perceived that way.
Nobody perceives Hillary as anything more than a political animal who devotes her spare time to earning vast sums of money. They do perceive that she is a woman, but that’s not going to be enough.
And so, her political campaign kickoff redo Saturday had some bad tidings. Her speech was fine, but no one seemed to find it really inspirational. Her crowd was very white, and while enthusiastic, not particularly awed.
And then there was this:
Thats the “overflow” section for Hillary’s announcement speech. During the speech.
And take a look at this pathetic Iowa watch party:
She has to run as a conventional candidate. Because she is a conventional person with a lot of baggage.
She isn’t the Holy Grail. She’s just another politician, chasing it.