Monday, August 3, 2015

“Another opening – another show...” — Hillary Clinton and her team demonstrate real need to try another re-introduction

It ain’t for “...  Philly, Boston or Baltimoh...”  —  It’s for New Hampshire and Iowa  —  And it ain’t “... A chance for stage-folk to say hello...”  —   But make no mistake, “...  It’s another opening for another show !”


This time, it's in the form of a TV advertisement featuring Hillary Clinton’s dead mom in early caucus & primary states


The WaPo’s Chris Cillizza sees the recently announced HRC campaign ad buy as a necessary re-introduction of the leading candidate, Hillary Clinton, at a time when her total standing with voters seems to be slipping badly 


Early showing by "Independent" Bernie Sanders, and a new Democratic challenger, VP Joe Biden, waiting in the wings are also seen as a possible motivators for Hillary and her peeps



Chris Cillizza says that  “Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million on a flight of ads in Iowa and New Hampshire that seek to re-introduce her to a public who almost certainly feels like they already know everything about the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state....  And, the commercials -- produced by longtime Clinton adwoman Mandy Grunwald and 2008/2012 Obama adman Jim Margolis -- are quite good.  "Dorothy", which tells the story of Clinton's mother, abandoned at a young age by her own parents, as a way to explain Clinton's lifetime dedication to fighting for children, in particular stands out....”
(See  “Hillary Clinton’s new ads are good. But it’s remarkable that she has to run them” by Chris Cillizza, 8/3/15, Washington Post/ The Fix [http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/08/03/hillary-clintons-new-ads-are-good-they-are-also-absolutely-necessary/]).

Is this a puff piece for Hillary Clinton by the WaPo’s Chris Cillizza ?  –   Based on his lead paragraphs, it sort of looks like it....  NOT SO FAST !

CILLIZZA ASKS:  IS IT A COINCIDENCE THAT THE CLINTON ADS ARE GOING ON TV >>> RIGHT WHEN HILLARY’S IMAGE HAS SLIPPED NATIONALLY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN CANDIDACY GROWS WITH EACH PASSING DAY

After making a brief historical comparison with 2008 when the Hillary Clinton campaign failed to run any similar ads, the WaPo columnist recounted how this year’s effort on behalf of HRC claims that it did not intend to make the same mistake, and had long-planned to make and play these ads at this time.  However, Cillizza made this pointed personal observation: “... I find it very difficult to believe the Clinton campaign spin that spending $2 million on ads in August -- typically a dead time on the TV airwaves because of the number of voters away on vacation or totally dialed out from the process for the summer  – was always part of the plan....  If it was always part of the plan, that Clinton is going on TV at a time when her image has slipped badly nationally and there is rumbling of a potential candidacy by Vice President Joe Biden is one hell of a coincidence. (My guess? The campaign filmed those ads a while back and had them in the hopper, knowing they would run them but not sure of the exact timing.)...”

CILLIZZA’S VIEW IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD

According to Chris Cillizza, “....  A reintroduction of Clinton was clearly in order given that the first few months of her candidacy have been defined by her struggles to adequately explain why she had a private e-mail address while at State and to dismiss questions raised about donors to the Clinton Foundation. As Clinton has been mired in those two storylines, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/D) has emerged as a surprisingly strong liberal alternative to Clinton -- particularly in New Hampshire....  Whether or not these Clinton ads are long-planned or reactive to her current problems, the campaign's goal is the same: To quiet concerns among the chattering class and doubts among voters that Clinton is ready to not just run but win the race. Given what the campaign has weathered to date, that's a message that needs affirming....”

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Biden gets in any support he gets comes straight from Hillary. Bernie Sanders benefits.

Anonymous said...

Gail, it's back to show tunes is it?

Galewyn Massey said...

IMPORTANT BACKFILL: THE “PLANNED PARENTHOOD–HILLARY CLINTON ABORTION CONNECTION CONFIRMED” EDITION

SPECIFIC E-MAILS TYING HILLARY CLINTON & HUMA ABEDIN TO A PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE TO HELP CHANGE THE ABORTION POLICY OF A FOREIGN NATION, KENYA

CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS CONFIRMATION OF HILLARY CLINTON’S ENTANGLED RELATIONSHIP WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD >>> AS A MAJOR ABORTION PROVIDER

ONE OF FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON’S RECENTLY RELEASED E-MAILS CONFIRMED A PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE ITS “HERO,” HILLARY CLINTON, TO USE HER OFFICE TO PUSH KENYA TO EXPAND ABORTION IN KENYA & ALSO THAT HUMA ABEDIN RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD REQUEST ON BEHALF OF HILLARY CLINTON — HUMA PROMISED THAT THE ISSUE WOULD BE RAISED WITH STATE DEPARTMENT AND AMBASSADORIAL STAFF & “THE TEAM” WOULD LOOK INTO ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF EXPANDING ABORTION IN KENYA


According to a report in the Daily Caller, “Emails released Friday by the State Department include one that a Planned Parenthood executive sent to then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton at her private email address, hdr22@clintonemail.com .... Laurie Rubiner, the vice president of public policy and advocacy for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, emailed Clinton on July 31, 2009, asking her to discuss abortion during a state trip to Kenya.... ‘Kenya has one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in Africa — it is illegal unless a woman’s life is at risk and criminalizes both the woman and the provider,’ wrote Rubiner, who, before working at Planned Parenthood, served as legislative director on Clinton’s senate staff....” (See “Planned Parenthood Executive Emailed Hillary On Her Private Account” by Chuck Ross, 7/31/2015, The Daily Caller [http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/31/planned-parenthood-executive-emailed-hillary-on-her-private-account/] [with photo of a “cross-eyed” Hillary Clinton]).

Rubiner also said this to Secretary of State Clinton: “I know it is asking a lot, but if there is any way that you could draw attention to this issue when you are in Kenya, you would be even more of my personal hero than you already are....”

This is clear confirmation about the close entanglement of Hillary Clinton and her support for Planned Parenthood as perhaps the pre-eminent world-wide purveyor of abortion. In addition, it demonstrates how Huma Abedin formally communicated by private E-mail on behalf of Secretary of State Clinton.

Another take on the same news item appeared on the Examiner.com blog ( See “Former staffer, Planned Parenthood VP had secret Hillary Clinton email address” by Joe Newby, 7/31/15, Examiner.com, News/ Politics/ Policy & Issues [http://www.examiner.com/article/former-planned-parenthood-vp-had-secret-hillary-clinton-email-address]).

According to Joe Newby, the writer for Examiner.com — “On Friday, syndicated columnist Phil Kerpen said in a tweet that Laurie Rubiner, a former Clinton staffer and current vice president of public policy and advocacy for Planned Parenthood, had one of the secret email addresses used by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Moreover, [ ] Rubiner worked with Clinton to push abortion in Africa.... Huma Abedin, a close aide to Clinton, responded to Rubiner's request [with this:] ‘Laurie — She isn't doing any specific health or womens events in Kenya but I've also shared your email with policy team at state and embassy staff in Nairobi helping to plan the trip to see if there is any way to address this,’ [Abedin] wrote....”

Anonymous said...

Biden set a September deadline to decide if he runs. Watch out for the September surprise that put Hillary in jeopardy.

Anonymous said...

This time in 2007 Rudy and Fred Thompson were in first and second place for 2008. Nobody ever stays in first place till the finish.