Across The Board, Clinton Campaign On The Defensive
With the Democratic National Convention starting tomorrow, Hillary Clinton is having to deal with a number of crises of her own making. Her email scandal is still a major issue, while her flip-flops are now harming her running mate as well. Finally, even after endorsing Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is still not in the fold, causing problems with his sizable voter faction.
Hillary Clinton’s email lies need multiple hands to count. Even this week, Clinton is still deceiving the American people about the very real consequences of her actions. Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, felt the heat when confronted by Jake Tapper on Clinton’s false statements to Charlie Rose:
Clinton’s primary victory came at great cost to her credibility with voters. Out of her numerous flip-flops, perhaps none were greeted with greater opprobrium then her trade flip-flop. Now, Clinton has caused her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), to make the same about face. See below as campaign chief strategist Joel Benenson struggled to answer Chris Wallace’s questions on the matter:
In the wake of evidence showing clear Democratic National Committee bias against Senator Sanders, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was removed from the list of speakers, an extraordinary and embarrassing development for the sitting head of DNC.
Yet, for Sanders, that was not good enough. On This Week, Sanders called, once again, for Wasserman Schultz’s resignation:
Then on Meet The Press, Sanders’ negativity extended from Wasserman Schultz to Tim Kaine. He also candidly stated that he would have preferred Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) over Kaine: