The drummer from “The Doors” wrote an op-ed for today’s Des Moines Register explaining why he supports Bernie Sanders: “Several years ago I thought, ‘Wow, in my lifetime I might see an African-American man and a woman become president of the United States!’ Then several months ago I thought, ‘I’m really not that excited about Hillary Clinton.’”
Some Democrats fear Clinton's message is failing. Chelsea shared concerns about her mom’s campaign at a private meeting.
Bill is also getting nervous. Politico says he’s been phoning campaign manager Robby Mook almost daily to express concerns about the campaign’s organization.
David Brock, spearheading another day of ugly attacks, continues to become a bigger liability for Clinton. Citing the white faces in Sanders’ latest commercial, he told the AP: “From this ad, it seems black lives don’t matter much to Bernie Sanders.” In fact, some minorities do appear in the spot. The Sanders campaign also pointed out that Brock, when he used to be a conservative hatchet man, went after “distinguished African-American law professor” Anita Hill after she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
The Burlington Free Press reports that Correct the Record, a group founded by Brock, has sought to pitch it negative stories about Sanders “off the record.” But that it will not agree to such ground rules.
EMILY’s List attacked Sanders for not caring enough about social issues. The pro-Clinton women’s group condemned a Rolling Stone interview in which Sanders said: “Once you get off of the social issues — abortion, gay rights, guns — and into the economic issues, there is a lot more agreement than the pundits understand.”
Because Hillary Clinton is a woman (First woman president!) just like Katy Perry, actress Jamie Lee Curtis will also campaign for Hillary.
Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street animate her opponents - - - From the New York Times: “For a fee of $275,000, Hillary had agreed to appear before the clients of GoldenTree Asset Management, the capstone of a lucrative speechmaking sprint through Wall Street that earned her more than $2 million in less than seven months. Together, Mrs. Clinton and her husband have earned in excess of $125 million in speech income since leaving the White House in 2001, one-fifth of it in the last two years. Mrs. Clinton’s own speechmaking was a veritable tour through high finance. She gave paid speeches at GTCR, the Chicago private equity firm that the Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, helped found; Deutsche Bank, the German financial services conglomerate; and the investment bank Morgan Stanley, among other companies. Goldman Sachs alone paid Mrs. Clinton $675,000 for three speeches in three different states." --- This morning Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a big supporter of Hillary Clinton, was interviewed on MSNBC and asked if it was a mistake for Clinton to be taking those speaking fees from the big banks. Shaheen's response was, "That was all in the past, just like Bernie's socialism was in the past."
Bob Gates, who was Defense Secretary when Clinton was at State, said “the odds are high” that the Russians, Chinese or Iranians compromised Hillary’s homebrew email server, despite her insistence they did not. He said he never used email when he was SecDef or DCI. (One commenter wrote: "Hilary's email server was backed up into the cloud, and the company that did her cloud backups went ahead and created a second cloud backup with yet another company that Hilary didn't even know about. If that's not a security breach in and of itself, and a lesson as to why not to do what Hilary did, then I don't know what is."
Kathleen Geier wrote the book, "False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton"
On November 24, 2014 Kathleen Geier wrote "Who’s Ready for Hillary?" (Hint: She isn't)
Yesterday Kathleen Geier wrote "Bernie’s Greatest Weakness" -- criticizing him for not being perfect enough.