By now everyone knows that Michelle is a tricky player in the Obama campaign game: More people view her favorably than they do Cindy McCain, but on the flip side, twice as many people view her negatively, too. And today we learned that Obama’s kids, Malia and Sasha, are giving him trouble — not because they’re anything but political gold, but because the campaign doesn’t want to be seen as mining them as such. After taping a four-part family interview with Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos, Obama went on the morning shows today to say he regretted putting them in front of cameras. ”Generally, what makes them so charming is the fact that they’re not spending a lot of time worrying about TV cameras or politics,” he told Good Morning America. “We want to keep it that way.” (For the record, they totally were adorable: The best part being when Malia commented on her parents’ hand-holding: “Sometimes people think it is … [Read more...] about Obama’s Family Problems: How Hillary Clinton Fits In
Then-Senator Clinton, who is under fire from Bernie Sanders for her close ties to the investment firm, identified herself as Goldman Sachs’ “partner in government” at the 2005 groundbreaking of the firm’s new 740-foot-tall headquarters in Lower Manhattan. Goldman Sachs won federal government Liberty Bonds to build it. … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: I Am Goldman Sachs’ ‘Partner in Government’
Maybe the Clinton campaign has unpublished evidence that she can reopen the divisions of the competitive Republican primaries via her own efforts. If not, she might want to avoid any conspicuous “move to the center” toward a party united in antipathy toward her and her party, particularly since any overt maneuvering could reinforce doubts about her honesty and constancy that are probably her biggest problem. … [Read more...] about Should Hillary Clinton Try to Woo the Support of ‘Responsible Republicans’?
There is also a weird dynamic at play with younger voters that might be hurting her, especially after tonight: Many left-leaning millennials seem to think Clinton’s already wrapped up the presidency, and are planning not to vote, or to cast a ballot for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein. Media gabbing about Clinton’s big win at Hofstra won’t exactly galvanize such voters to make a stand for HRC. … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton Won the First Debate. What If That Doesn’t Move the Polls?
The magazine wrote in its November 2016 issue that Trump “might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency,” and that Clinton “has more than earned,” through her “service to the country as first lady, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of state, the right to be taken seriously as a White House contender.” … [Read more...] about The Atlantic Endorsed Hillary Clinton in Its Third Presidential Endorsement Ever