Hillary’s campaign manager Robbie Mook is really bad at this. Like, really really bad at this.
Exhibit Q, when Jake Tapper asked about Sanctuary cities…
“…cities where they don’t enforce federal immigration laws and that sometimes means people who are criminals, who are in this country illegally end up getting free and committing worse crimes. It’s a fact that that does happen. Does Hillary Clinton consider sanctuary cities to be a problem?”
It should be an easy enough question, especially since illegal immigration (see 1,800 Illegals to be Deported. Obama Admin Grants Citizenship Instead… and Mexico Now Wants Border Wall of Their Own. To Keep Out Illegals. The Irony…) has been a yuge issue this cycle.
It’s a simple question for which a campaign manager should have a simple answer.
Not Hillary’s campaign manager, who after talking about her pledge to release a “comprehensive reform plan” in her first 100 days….
“We cannot have a situation where anybody is coming to this country illegally and committing crimes. So she has, as I said, put out plans to make sure that we are removing violent criminals from this country. But that can happen at the same time that we’re not tearing families apart. And that we’re making sure that hard-working people who have been here for a very long time come out of the shadows, come in to the system, pay those back taxes, become citizen, and so, actually, our economy can continue to grow.”
Here’s the rub…
Let’s set aside the fact that he didn’t answer the question and instead, just spit out every immigration talking point handed to him by the DNC. And the RNC. And all the shows. He pretty much said all the things in the lexicon of things to be said. It’s very interesting that while Trump’s campaign was the one who didn’t look like they knew what they’re doing, they seem to be peaking at just the right time.
Everything Hillary Clinton ever says is a poll-tested pander. Mook’s response was so erratic, it looked like Hillary’s internals are so bad that he doesn’t even know how to pander at this point.
The fact that Mook tried appealing to the center while not pissing off the hardliners or Hillary’s leftist base – and failing miserably at all three – leads me to think that there’s panic setting in in Brooklyn.