Hillary: “Yeah, I Know There’s Voter Concern That I’m In It For Myself”

This is surely the focus grouped message Hillary and her team came up with after the voting loss in New Hampshire and the very close vote in Nevada

(Washington Post) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that she needs to prove she is driven not by selfish ambition but by a desire to improve voters’ lives.

“I understand that voters have questions,” the former secretary of state said in an interview that was taped late Saturday, after her victory in the Nevada caucuses. “I’m going to do my very best to answer those questions. I think there’s an underlying question that maybe is really in the back of people’s minds, and that is, you know, is she in it for us or is she in it for herself? I think that’s a question that people are trying to sort through, and I’m going to demonstrate that I’ve always been the same person fighting for the same values, fighting to make a real difference in people’s lives — long before I was ever in elected office, even before my husband was in the presidency. I know that I have to make my case.”

I have to wonder, what has she really done in her time in politics and before to show she’s fighting to make a difference in other people’s lives? Was it when she destroyed an underage rape victim? When she left our people to die in Benghazi? When she used an insecure home-brew server that exposed national security material to America’s enemies and put those programs and real people in danger? Used her position as Secretary of State to enrich herself, her family, and her foundation? What, exactly, has she done to make people’s lives better?

Really, if she hasn’t demonstrated that she’s not in it for herself at this point, how is it possible to convince people otherwise? Her 2008 run sure made it seem as if she was entitled to the position, and that hasn’t changed now.

Hillary’s comment was in response to a reader’s question read by Jake Tapper about her “trust” issues, because her being trustworthy polls poorly. She did little to address that question with her answer. She’s definitely in it for herself. Most who run for president surely have a big, big ego. Hillary’s problem is that she’s untrustworthy, has demonstrated this time and time again, and has little to show over her decades in the public eye as trying to help other people.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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