August 23, 2016

Why Do These Democratic Candidates Think Clinton Is Trustworthy?


Hillary Clinton has become a major problem for many Democratic Senate candidates this year. Increasingly, Democrats are only offering Clinton “tepid support” due to her gigantic trust deficit. Clinton’s scandals have forced Maggie Hassan, Ted Strickland, Patrick Murphy, and Deborah Ross to face the tough choice of either laughably claiming Clinton was trustworthy or facing criticism for dodging the question.

Unfortunately for these Democrats, each has damaged their own credibility by saying that Clinton is trustworthy. Most notably, Hassan faced an avalanche of negative stories when she dodged the trustworthy question, only to be forced in the end to say that Clinton was trustworthy. Given the recent Clinton scandals these Democratic candidates should fully expect that their support for Clinton will continue to cause them problems in the future.