• Clinton Campaign Hosts ‘Talking-Point Tutorials’ With Supporters To ‘Help Humanize Her’

    Hillary Clinton supporters are being provided with media training and talking-point tutorials to help them rehearse their stories about the candidate in case they are called on to promote her on television.

    David Brock’s group, Correct the Record, group gathered local New Hampshire politicos and “rehearsed their personal tales of how they met Hillary Rodham Clinton and why they support her for president.”

    The group tested their pre-scripted statements in mock interviews and special attention was given to defending Hillary’s record as Secretary of State.

    “They sharpened their defenses of her record as secretary of state,” according to the Washington Post.  “They scripted their arguments for why the Democratic front-runner has been ‘a lifetime champion of income opportunity.’ And they polished their on-camera presentations in a series of mock interviews.”

    Kathy Sullivan, a Democratic National Committee member from New Hampshire who attended the training, told WaPo that the training helped her “talk about the Hillary Clinton we know” and said the session included a workshop in which supporters turned to the supporters sitting next to them and practiced sharing anecdotes about Clinton that help humanize her.

    “We would each tell a personal story about Hillary Clinton that is an example of the qualities about her that make her attractive as a candidate. as opposed to listing a lot of policy positions,” Sullivan said.

    The objective of the sessions was “to nurture a seemingly grass-roots echo chamber of Clinton supporters reading from the same script across the communities that dot New Hampshire, a critical state that holds the nation’s first presidential primary.”

    Similar sessions were reportedly held in Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina, all with the goal of creating a core of surrogates in each state who are reading from the same pro-Hillary script.

    Correct the Record held a series of similar media sessions in the spring of 2014 to prepare Clinton backers for interviews surrounding her national book tour for “Hard Choices,” a memoir of her State Department years.

    Correct the Record was initially part of the progressive super PAC/tracking firm American Bridge that was created by David Brock, but Correct the Record was relaunched in May as a stand-alone PAC which would work closely with the Clinton campaign.

    Correct the Record is one of two Super PACs supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency.The other is Priorities USA Action.

    Clinton has said she would support a constitutional amendment to repeal the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in order to get “unaccountable money” out of politics.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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