They all know what an awful person she is, as does most of America. But since Democrats have zero principles and will vote for an obvious criminal anyway, they’s desperately trying to get people to think she’s likable. Sorry, a 40-year track record of criminality, vindictiveness, lies and fraud just isn’t that easy to dismiss.
Democratic senators, anxious over Hillary Clinton’s inability to pull away from Donald Trump, have some advice for their nominee: Be more open, show your soul, focus on the economy and talk about blue-collar jobs.
Recent polls show Trump within striking distance of Clinton, defying predictions in Washington that he is doomed in November.
Trump’s ability to stay competitive while running an unconventional campaign has underscored what Democratic lawmakers see as the need for Clinton to improve in certain areas.
These lawmakers, who served with Clinton in Congress and have known her for years, say her public persona is too guarded.
They struggle to reconcile the charismatic, warm and funny woman they know in private with Clinton’s public persona, which can come across as stern, aloof or annoyed.
Democratic senators say it’s natural for Clinton to put up her guard because she has been the target of Republican attacks for decades. But they think she might benefit from relaxing a little more on the campaign trail.
“Her decades in this arena have taken their toll,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). “When you’re hit a lot there’s almost an unconscious shield that controls the answers to your questions. I think she’s got to get rid of that and just let herself be.
“Everybody that knows her, loves her. They know her heart is full,” she added. “That’s what she ought to do, just take the shield away from the heart.”
Wait, she has a heart? News to us.
Clinton has had the most difficulty connecting with white working-class voters. A nationwide CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday showed Trump beating Clinton among white voters without college degrees, 66 percent to 23 percent.
Many of these voters question her trustworthiness.
The poll showed Trump leading Clinton by 2 points among likely voters nationwide, 45 percent to 42 percent. Voters gave Clinton a slightly higher unfavorable rating.
Biden thinks she can put those doubts to rest by being less guarded.
“Hillary knows it’s a problem and she’s trying to figure out how to remedy it. And my advice to her, the best way to remedy it, is to talk about what you care about and talk about it with some passion,” he told CNN.
All she cares about is power, money and staying out of prison.
That’s her problem.