February 8, 2016

Poised For A Shake-Up Means Deja Vu For Clinton

The Clinton campaign is in turmoil, and today Politico has just reported that they are poised for a campaign shake-up. America’s favorite reality show is back! It’s a repeat of Clinton’s 2008 campaign, best known for its “internal turmoil, split factions, public spats and overhauls.”

According to reports, the Clintons’ current feelings are “echoes” of how they felt in 2008, down to the very actions they plan on taking after New Hampshire:

“The talk of shake-up echoes what happened in 2008 – when Clinton was on the verge of sacking her campaign manager and several top communications officials – before her surprise win here bailed out her beleaguered staff. Over time, however she slowly layered over top officials, essentially hiring old hands – like Hillaryland stalwart Maggie Williams and pollster Geoff Garin – to run the campaign while the previous staff were quietly relegated to subsidiary positions. It’s not clear if that will happen again, but several people close to the situation said Clinton would be loathe to fire anyone outright and more inclined to add new staff.”

Yet, all this talk of the Clintons being “not happy” and looking for a “more forward-looking message,” while feeling that their current message is a “muddled all-the-above messaging strategy that emphasizes different messages” fundamentally misses the problem with Clinton’s campaign.

The Clintons are making the same fallacy Obama does when he blames the messaging of his policies after the American people turned against them. The problem with Hillary Clinton is not her message; it’s that the American people don’t trust her, which is a direct result of decades of scandals including the FBI currently investigating her private email server.

So by all means, shake up your campaign, Hillary Clinton. It won’t fix the fundamental problem with it: the American people aren’t buying what you’re selling.