MSNBC host Ed Schultz declared “we really don’t know where Hillary Clinton stands” on a whole host of issues and that her being silent is “kind of par for the course” on Thursday.
“Hillary Clinton’s reputation, or position as the 2016 front-runner might be fading a little bit…if Clinton wants to fix these numbers early on, she needs to start talking about the issues when it comes to middle class Americans, and what they care about. Hillary Clinton, I think, has deliberately remained silent, squeezing out potential of the competition because of the money, but at this point we really don’t know where Hillary Clinton stands on the Keystone XL Pipeline, we don’t know where she stands on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, many people think that Hillary Clinton is too friendly with Wall Street, would she really go after Glass–Steagall and implement it again? We don’t know if she would break up the big banks. We don’t know if she wants to reinstate Glass–Steagall, as I said, and we don’t know where she stands on corporations sticking profits offshore so they don’t have to pay tax. This is what Americans are talking about, now Clinton also needs to speak out directly about Iran. News today, the Iranians said that if all the sanctions were not lifted at the same time, there wasn’t going to be any deal. Hello, nothing from Hillary Clinton on today’s developments. That’s kind of par for the course, being silent on the issues is already starting to hurt Clinton” he stated.
Schultz added that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is “the first one in the Senate to come out and say, ‘well, we don’t really know where Hillary stands on a number of different issues. At this point we have no idea where Clinton is on a number of different issues, and what she’s going to run on.'”
He concluded, that while he wasn’t trying to sound “anti-Hillary,” “the issues today are far different from what they were in 2008 and 2007, and I think it’s time for Hillary Clinton, at least when she does announce, and I guess it’s going to be pretty soon, that she sets the record straight right away. Because Democrats deserve to know exactly where she stands on the key issues of contemporary time. She needs to jump out of the woodwork and start talking about issues like trade. Now, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, minimum wage, aren’t those all easy lips for any Democratic candidate? Eventually Clinton is going to have answer the tough questions about the ones that she’s been so coy about.”
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