Hillary Clinton has been keeping a low profile of late, steering clear of nosy reporters whose job is to inform the public about the men and women who seek to lead the powerful nation in the world.
But she relented — finally — to reporters’ curiosity about a number of issues that have dogged the presidential candidate of late.
She spent time answering questions, jousting on occasion.
There must be much more of this as Clinton’s campaign continues to develop.
Clinton’s Republican foes have chided her for her absence in front of reporters. They have needled her because she’s answered so few questions relating to private emails, her enormous speaking fees, her participation in the Clinton Foundation — all these matters that speak to a number of questions people have about the Democratic Party candidate.
It goes with the territory, which Clinton surely knows already.
She spent eight years as first lady, six years as a U.S. senator and four years as secretary of state. Every one of those posts requires accessibility for the media, which act as the agents for the public.
Alex Semindinger writes for RealClearPolitics: “The former secretary of state is a practiced communicator. Most of what she told the scrum of national media echoed what she’s said before. Nevertheless, her words ricocheted through social media and cable television in an instant, revisiting subjects she’s strained to bury.”
Clinton needs to toss the shovel aside and stop seeking to bury these issues. They’re out there and she needs to explain herself.