How Bad Are Things for Hillary?
This bad. And Hillary will NEVER be President of the US.
At a campaign event in Cleveland last week where Hillary was hustling college students, she wanted attendees to sign a “commitment form” to vote for her.
I love the smell of desperation in the air.
And the campaign event was, well, flat as a tortilla in an illegal alien encampment.
The warm up act was Ted Strickland, a former Ohio governor who is running for Senate next year.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, running for a U.S. Senate seat next year, tried the same line, with the same results.
Strickland also tried some good old-fashioned speechifying that ended with him screaming at the audience. The kids kept asking each other, “Who is this guy?” The applause was sparse, the moment awkward.
And then came Hillary.
Clinton launched into a memorial for Ohio congressmen who were significant long before these kids were politically aware, then thanked the kids for their votes in 2008. (Again, they would have been 12 back then.)
“You lifted me up when I was down and out,” she said, referring to Ohio voters who got her flailing 2008 campaign back on its feet temporarily.
There wasn’t the sound of crickets chirping, but no one picked up what she put down.
Clinton spoke for 30 minutes on voter suppression, gun control, women’s reproductive rights; she called Republicans “terrorists” and championed foster care. The only time she caught the audience’s attention was with a brief mention of college affordability.
It was as if time had passed her by.
Ummm, time has past her by. Probably 40 years ago when she got fired from the Watergate Committee for unethical behavior.
There is a high point in this story though.
This trip was billed as a grassroots support mechanism, with every attendee required to sign a pledge of support before entering the field.
What it showed was a campaign staff that is underachieving at best or failing their candidate at worst, and a candidate trapped by that staff’s arrogance and her own insecurity as a campaigner.
Yet, despite standing in all of this political quicksand, Clinton remains the favorite among her party’s elite.
Please, oh please. Nominate the bitch.