Breathless Clinton Campaign Bemoans Boring Contrast Ad
The Clinton campaign just wrapped up their third emergency conference call this week. Facing plummeting poll numbers and self-inflicted wounds, they are desperate to change the narrative and go on offense.
That’s why they are attempting to convince reporters and voters that this toothless Bernie Sanders ad is tantamount to the Vermont Senator “going negative.”
Clinton camp about to hold a third conf call on Sanders in less than a week on what they're calling his "attack ad" https://t.co/TsKPqPBZwI
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) January 14, 2016
So Clinton campaign manager “Robby” Mook commissioned an emergency conference call to tell reporters he was surprised Sanders cut an ad that highlights the Senator’s Wall Street plan:
Robby Mook: "We were very surprised today to see that Bernie Sanders had launch an negative television advertisement against Hillary."
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) January 14, 2016
Q: Ruling out running negative ads?
Both Mook and Benenson, from Team Clinton: "We're going to wait & see what Senator Sanders does."
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) January 14, 2016
Clinton staffers also took to Twitter to defend their over the top reaction to a pretty banal contrast ad. This staffer, who refers to himself as the “Deputy Director of Rapid Response,” claims that Sanders mentions Clinton in his ad (which is not true):
.@freedlander our ad doesn’t mention any other candidate. Sanders’ does. Pretty straight forward difference.
— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) January 14, 2016
Because when the facts don’t work in the Clinton campaign’s favor, why not just make stuff up?