By repeating the claim over and over again that she won’t run, RNC chairman Reince Priebus admitted that the Republican goal is to smear Hillary Clinton into not running for president.
Priebus claimed that Clinton’s age and health are fair game. The RNC chairman said, “What was her record as Secretary of State? Benghazi, Boko Haram, you know, Syria, Russia, those are going to be the issues that I believe will cause her to rethink whether or not she wants to run for president.”
Later he said, “What I think is going to make her rethink whether she should actually run for president. By the way, I don’t think she will if she has another month like she just had, but the issues that I talked about are the issues that are going to make her unacceptable to the American people.”
Priebus denied the that issue is to convince her not to run, then he claimed that Clinton is trying to sweep Benghazi under the rug, and he repeated, “My view though is David, is that given the month she just had, actually I doubt very much that she will run for president in 2016.”
Republicans are so desperate and delusional that they actually think that they can scare Hillary Clinton out of running. If the past month revealed anything, it showed why Hillary Clinton should run for president. The Republican Party has nothing. The Clintons now know that facing the Republican nominee in 2016 will be light years easier than running against Barack Obama was in 2008.
It is interesting that Reince Priebus thinks that they are going successfully to attack Clinton on foreign policy when there isn’t a single Republican contender that has any experience in foreign policy. Domestic policy wins elections. Hillary Clinton would be overjoyed if Republicans spent 2016 talking about Benghazi while she campaigns around the country reminding people of economic boom of the 1990s. I am sure that the future Clinton campaign would love nothing more than to talk about jobs while the Republican nominee prattles on about Benghazi and Boko Haram.
The Republican Party knows that they won’t be able to stop Hillary Clinton once she runs, so the mission is to persuade her not to run. Priebus mentioned how he thought Hillary wouldn’t run three times in four minutes. That wasn’t accident. He can say that he wasn’t trying to convince Clinton not run, but the repeated mention of his point that she won’t run revealed his true agenda.
Republicans know they can’t beat her, and their campaign to smear into not running, is doing the exact opposite.
Clinton’s polling numbers remain high, so if anything, Rove and the GOP’s pathetic attacks, have sealed the deal and convinced her to run.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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