December 16, 2015

Twice In Two Days Claire McCaskill Veers Wildly Off Message

Based on U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) last two television appearances, Brooklyn might want to think twice about continuing to use her as a campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton.

Yesterday, when asked if President Obama’s tone had been appropriate in the wake of the terrorist attacks Sen. McCaskill said, “this is not a President who’s been elected for his emotional personality.” Furthermore, she said these times called for a “tough tone,” implicitly contrasting that with how President Obama has reacted.

Then today, in response to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell about Clinton’s lack of support among millennial women, McCaskill admitted that there was no “natural enthusiasm” for Clinton.

McCaskill went on to add that Clinton’s flagging support among this key demographic could be attributed to the fact “the Clintons have been around all of their lives.”

Yikes. This isn’t the surrogate you’re looking for.