Chris Hayes is a smart young analyst who works for MSNBC.
Last night he offered a most interesting assessment of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign.
It’s that she lacks a message.
Hayes noted that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ big win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday came because of his clear mantra: He intends to break up the big banks and drive relentlessly for income equality.
I’m not endorsing or condemning Sanders’ overarching theme. It’s clear as a bell, however.
Hayes’ assessment of Clinton’s message? It’s that she’ll do a good job and that she’s well-prepared to be president of the United States of America.
“That’s not a message,” Hayes said.
Bingo, young man!
She now finds herself playing catch-up with Sanders, who walloped Clinton among young voters who — I should add — appeared to actually turn out Tuesday to vote for their candidates.
It wasn’t Clinton.
Should Clinton be in panic mode? I’m thinking she has time to pull it together.
South Carolina is the next stop on the presidential primary parade route. The former senator/secretary of state can harvest plenty of votes there from a huge African-American base. Here is where she needs to enlist some serious help from her husband, the 42nd and unofficial “first black president” of the United States.
Clinton can paper over all she wants about the expected outcome in New Hampshire. The truth is she got walloped.
Chris Hayes had it right. She lacks a coherent message that resonates with voters who have a serious gripe about what they perceive is wrong with the political system.
Oh, I know too that she’s got those other issues hanging over her. Those e-mails, Benghazi, a perceived lack of authenticity . . . blah, blah, blah.
This once-invincible candidate is now looking, well, a lot less formidable.
Are you standing by, Vice President Joe Biden?