Today’s “Morning Joe” panel was left looking for answers when Joe Scarborough asked what Hillary Clinton’s main achievement was as Secretary of State.
Scarborough even suggested that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) is the most qualified female Democrat to run for president.
“You mean apart than Hillary Clinton?” shouted panelist John Heilemann.
“I think she’s as qualified, yes, I do,” Scarborough defiantly replied.
Then Scarborough put the same question to Chuck Todd, who also struggled to name a major Hillary success.
“I think that they wouldn’t try to do it as one issue,” Chuck Todd said.
“But look. Is there a one big crowning achievement where you see her right there and then in a crisis moment as Secretary of State, especially compared to, for instance, John Kerry. I mean in many ways the problem she’s got about her four years as Secretary of State is the comparison to John Kerry who’s been — he throws himself into every controversy. And Secretary Clinton, she’d get involved, but she played a much more quiet role. She never liked to play as public of a role as Kerry. So I think that comparison is going to be something she has to deal with on the trail.”
But liberals shouldn’t let Hillary Clinton’s nonexistent record of accomplishments worry them because Barney Sanders has a plan.
Last month on CNN’s “Cross Fire,” Senator Barney Sanders downplayed the media’s coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s Presidential frontrunner saying, “The voters have not talked. And I think the media has determined that Hillary is supposed to be the candidate. ”
And Senator Sanders, a self-desribed socialist, recently said in an interview with liberal webzine The Nation, “the same old same old [Clinton administration Secretary of the Treasury] Robert Rubin type of economics, or centrist politics, or continued dependence on big money, or unfettered free-trade, that is not what this country needs ideologically. That is not the type of policy that we need. And it is certainly not going to be the politics that galvanizes the tens of millions of people today who are thoroughly alienated and disgusted with the status quo. People are hurting, and it is important for leadership now to explain to them why they are hurting and how we can grow the middle class and reverse the economic decline of so many people. And I don’t think that is the politics of Senator Clinton or the Democratic establishment…”
The Senator from Vermont also declared recently that he would make a better president than Hillary Clinton or any other candidate that might be running, “We need candidates who are prepared to represent the working families of this country, who are prepared to stand up to the big money interests, who are prepared to support an aggressive agenda to expand the middle class. And I am prepared to be that candidate. If there are other candidates who come forward who can do it better than me, that’s fine.”
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