The PJ Tatler

Hillary's Campaign Is Off to a Shaky Start

I hope Hillary Clinton’s been keeping her seat belt fastened in her Scooby-Doo van, because her campaign is off to a very shaky start.

Her highly anticipated announcement on social media, Sunday, was such a dud that some in the media are wondering if she’s going to attempt a redo.

Then came the heavily mocked cross country tour in her “Scooby van” which is schlepping her across the country so she can have “unscripted moments” with “everyday people.” Her stop at a Chipotle in Ohio was so “unscripted” that she and her top aide, Huma Abedin, (both sporting dark sunglasses) were in and out of there without talking to anyone but the cashier.  Her allegedly “unscripted” visit to a coffee shop in in Iowa Tuesday morning in LeClaire, Iowa, was brutally exposed by a Daily Mail reporter as “staged from beginning to end.” 

Business Insider piled on by reporting that in the four days since she began her campaign,  Hillary’s already flip-flopped on two major issues.

An online poll at Democrat-friendly MSNBC shows 87% out of 83k respondents do not plan to vote for Hillary in 2016.

To add insult to injury, some in the national media are actually asking Hillary challenging questions, when given the chance. Which, admittedly, isn’t often – but still.

Questions from journalists? Few and far between — and any that went off-script also went unanswered.

One reporter asked Clinton to reconcile her vow to purge “unaccountable money” from campaigns with the super PAC now raising hundreds of millions for her.

Great question! Because at one of her round tables with regular folks this week, she intoned, “We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all – even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”

Columnist George Will, on Fox News’ Special Report Tuesday night, found that comment to be somewhat “awkward.”

“She has to say I will clean up the mess in Washington and I will make America more fair than its current inequitable position. I hope our listeners heard her that one of her four fundamental goals is to change the First Amendment to empower the political class to write legislation restricting the quantity, content and timing of political speech about the political class. I don’t think anyone has ever announced running for president that they wanted to change the Bill of Rights.”

So what did the queen say in answer to the reporter’s question about how she intends to reconcile her vow to purge “unaccountable money” from campaigns while super PACs are raising hundreds of millions for her?

She shrugged and said, “I don’t know.”