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Biden Backer: ‘Who the Hell Is Running’ Hillary’s Campaign?

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Former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who is urging Vice President Joe Biden to run for president, wondered “who the hell’s running this campaign?” In a discussion of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN.

While Harpootlian said that the e-mails wouldn’t cause Clinton to lose, they were “symptomatic of a larger problem.” He continued “she’s got to run the campaign. I was around Bill Clinton in ’92, with him in February ’92 in New Hampshire, I was with Barack Obama here and in Virginia in ’08. I can tell you who ran those campaigns, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Who the hell’s running this campaign?”

He earlier stated, “I think one of the criticisms of Hillary Clinton is that she’s secretive and that she plays by the rules — her own set of rules, rather than the rules the rest of us have to play by. And this typifies it. And I think the big problem’s going to be for her, not this tempest in a teapot, I don’t think it will play out. What will play out is, if she turns over thousands and thousands and thousands of e-mails, there’s probably going to be a lawsuit about the e-mails she doesn’t turn over. So, it’s going to be litigated. You have Trey Gowdy out at the Benghazi Committee wanting all the e-mails during a certain period of time. So, she is going to really have to focus on this.” And “as a Democrat who wants to see a Democrat in the White House after next year’s election, this is not good. It’s not good for her, it’s not good for the party, and it’s not good for the country.”

Harpootlian also predicted “if somebody out there, that is — that can compete, and I’ve named a number of people in the media that could compete. Joe Biden, being one of them, took her on, and she continued to campaign like this, they’d beat her.”

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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