Despite a new Siena College poll that found that Hillary Clinton’s favorability in her adopted home state of New York had dropped 10 points—from 56 percent to 46 percent—and her unfavorability shot up to 51 percent from 40 percent in July, the Clinton campaign is seemingly unconcerned about the Democratic front-runner’s low trustworthiness numbers, according to the National Journal’s Ron Fournier.
Fournier said that when he told senior Clinton campaign advisers in March, April and May that without credibility you can’t win—and if you do win you can’t lead—their response was to say that “trust doesn’t matter,” citing Bill Clinton’s low trust numbers as compared to George H.W. Bush and Bob Dole, both of whom he defeated.
That attitude, he said, combined with the lack of transparency on her emails, shows that the Clinton campaign is stuck in the 1990s and doesn’t “realize how times have changed.”
Fournier made his remarks on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday.
Clinton’s lack of transparency is certainly one reason that voters are skeptical about whether or not they can trust her. But it’s also her arrogance, and acting as though she is above the law and couldn’t possibly have done anything wrong, despite evidence to the contrary.
When she entered the race, Hillary thought she would just breeze to the Democratic nomination. But her inability to face serious issues head on has cost her dearly, and she now faces a more uncertain path to that nomination—a path that will get more complicated once Vice President Joe Biden enters the race, as he is widely expected to do in the near future.