Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Pantsuits Prepares to Saddle Up for 2016

Clinton to start 2016 WH bid with focus on voter interaction
(because all of America loves her charming personality)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to launch her campaign for president sometime in the next two weeks and will initially focus on intimate events, rather than soaring speeches to big rallies, as her team looks to put her in direct contact with voters in states with early primaries or caucuses.
The goal, according to two people close to the Clinton organization, is to make Clinton's second run for the White House more about voters and less about herself.

The strategy is also aimed at playing to what Clinton allies see as her strengths. Friends and advisers have long said she is more at ease in small group settings and one-on-one conversations where she can display her policy expertise, as well as personal warmth that she sometimes struggles to convey in front of larger crowds.

The approach also comes with risks. More loosely scripted appearances increase the chances that Clinton could be drawn off message or make a misstep that causes a distraction for the campaign. The former secretary of state has been off the campaign trail for years, and she seemed rusty in fielding questions during interviews on a book tour last year.

Seems her  strategist have quite a job on their hands, seeing she has the public persona of a fish and all the personal warmth of Richard Nixon......

But Hillary's advisors are talking of a Retooling of sorts for 2016.