Some people are either just braindead or hopelessly naive. Enter longtime Democrat hack Bob Shrum. After Sunday’s collapse and Monday’s nonstop spin, desperate Democrats are trying to prop up Grandma and are just flailing wildly.
Democrats on Monday criticized the candidate for creating yet another proof point for the narrative that Clinton has something to hide. “The Clintons always take the hard road,” another longtime ally sighed.
And Democratic observers of the race seemed to want to exert some pressure on the campaign to break Clinton of her information-hoarding habit so questions of her health and trustworthiness could begin to be settled before the first presidential debate less than two weeks from now.
“We will have a new era of transparency for the Clinton campaign,” predicted Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, a former top strategist for candidates like Al Gore and John Kerry. “The need for transparency is clear. They’re going to put out extensive medical records — that will help.”
Wait, we thought they were th emost transparent campaign ever? What happened, Bobby?
Before Clinton’s health problem on Sunday, the campaign had been starting to open up after a summer of stonewalling the press. Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri had convinced the reluctant candidate that regular meetings with the press corps that covers her were necessary for the final stretch of the general election.
On Monday, the campaign appeared to be enacting a two-pronged strategy: promising more disclosure while challenging the press and the public to hold both candidates up to the same standard.
“We look forward to Donald Trump releasing his medical information,” Mook told CNN. “Let’s just make sure everybody is meeting the same bar here.”
Trump isn’t the one who collapsed on video, chump. As to the most laughable talking point of the day, enjoy this mashup: