On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin argued that Hillary Clinton’s botched book tour has shown some of her weaknesses as a candidate and caused Republicans to lose their fear of her.
“The biggest development in the 2016 race in the last month is Republicans now do not fear anything [Clinton] like they did before,” he said. “She’s never going to be a great candidate. She’s never going to have the fingertip feel of politics of her husband, or Barack Obama or George Bush. I think the story to some extent is the people around her failing to prepare her for the most obvious questions imaginable, about her wealth, about her paid speeches, about the question of dynasty. She’s not given very good answers. Mostly she’s performed fine but most of the questions have been easy.”
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