Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tough Reviews For Hillary's Campaign Roll Out From Friends on the Left

The roll out of Hillary Clinton’s campaign is being blasted from all sides.  The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson wrote, “in some ways there was more substance in this week’s ‘Saturday Night Live’” skit than Clinton’s video, while The Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri said the video looked like “some sort of detergent commercial, intended to air during the Olympics.”  

Writing also in The Washington Post, columnist Ruth Marcus called Clinton’s video “relentlessly, insultingly vapid” and opined that it was like “a Verizon commercial without the substance.”

Politico’s Roger Simon points out that Clinton trying to reinvent herself is nothing new, “she has invented herself almost as many times as Edison tried to invent the light bulb.”

The Daily Beast’s beast herself, Eleanor Clift, said it looks like “Queen Hillary is coming onto the stage, that she deserves it, thinks she deserves it.”

Even Clinton’s supporters are complaining about the campaign roll out.  Clinton’s campaign “is frustrating some supporters with its lack of concrete plans.” “I can’t believe I missed ‘Game of Thrones’ for this”—referring to team Clinton’s strategy call Sunday night.

 Talking Points Memo notes that “missing from Hillary Clinton’s newly-minted presidential campaign website is a section discussing the policies she’ll seek to implement.”

As if that weren’t enough, one of the Iowa voters in Clinton’s video said he wants to see other Democrats in the race: