Fournier: Clinton Repeating Mistakes of '08

Fournier: Clinton Repeating Mistakes of '08

National Journal’s Ron Fournier said that Hillary Clinton’s recent statement in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that there is a push for her to run because “I’ve done it” and run for president before.

Partial transcript as follows:

KING: Just make up her mind and get going. I think the big decision she has to stop running. The question is do you stop for any reason down the road. To that point history says after a two-term president the other party usually wins, George H.W. bush succeeded Ronald Reagan but after Bill Clinton the Republicans came in. After Barack Obama the Republicans should come in. Is that why Democrats think she’s the only one?

FOURNIER: I don’t know why she thinks she’s the only one. I don’t think it’s a good thing for the Democratic Party to think she’s the only one. She will need competition to be a better candidate. She’s still running the ’08 campaign when she talks about the fact that I’m the only one who has seen the fire, sounds like the 3:00 a.m. phone call argument that she made in 2008, I’m inevitable, I’m the most experienced and this should be my nomination. That’s not the signal you should be sending to the American people.

(h/t RNC Research)

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