January 29, 2016

Nobody Likes The Clintons

NEW YORK CITY- SEPTEMBER 22: Former US President Bill Clinton (R) stands on stage with his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton (L), Secretary of State, and their daughter Chelsea Clinton during the closing Plenary session of the seventh Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 22, 2011 in New York City. Established in 2005 by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the CGI assembles global leaders to develop and implement solutions to some of the world's most urgent problems. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Clinton campaign “secret weapons,” husband Bill and daughter Chelsea, had a bit of a rough week.

After much expectations setting and fanfare, dubbing Bill Clinton the campaign’s “secret weapon,” he fell completely flat on the campaign trail – a fact America Rising noted from day 1 on the trail.

Attending a recent event, the New York Times described Bill Clinton’s event as such:

At an event in Las Vegas last week, Mr. Clinton, 69, looked smaller and his voice seemed weaker than in past campaigns, and people had to strain to hear him at times.

He was at his best as he finessed the intricacies of politics and policy, but he occasionally meandered, leaving the audience, including some who had lined up for hours to see him, seeming more politely attentive than inspired.

At a critical moment when the former president is again answering the call to try to energize his wife’s campaign, even some of Mr. Clinton’s admirers are wondering if he has lost some of that old Clinton magic.

Clinton’s inability to connect with voters may be why a new New York Times/CBS News poll found that the former president has an abysmal approval rating of 39 percent – his lowest since just after leaving office in disgrace.

As the Wall Street Journal noted earlier this month, it seems the Big Dog got fixed.

Worse still is daughter Chelsea, whom the campaign dispatched to raise money for her mother. So poorly attended was her $2,700 per person New York City funder at Soul Cycle, the campaign was forced to let people in for a mere $50 just to fill the room. That’s only a few dollars more than the cost of an actual Soul Cycle class.

The fundraiser was originally billed as a $2,700-a-head event, but with about 60 seats to fill, some attendees were able to snag tickets at the last minute for $50. Riders pedaled stationary bikes to the beat of tunes like Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, the latter a part of Hillary Clinton’s campaign play list.

This comes on the heels of the campaign’s decision to deploy Chelsea to attack Democratic rival Bernie Sanders – a tactic that could only be described as a spectacular failure.

Note to the Clinton campaign: it may be time to come to terms with the fact that America has had enough Clintons for one lifetime.