On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean suggested the effort behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign should maintain its current plan of action despite a decline in poll numbers, including double-digit declines in her trustworthy number.
“I actually think she keeps doing what she’s doing, believe it or not,” Dean said. “When she went out and announced and talked about – first of all, she was talking about things she has always cared about, like early childhood, but she’s also talked about income inequality, which she I thought was pretty smart because I thought some form of that is going to be the biggest issue in the campaign.”
Host Joe Scarborough questioned that philosophy, noting that if her numbers kept dropping, she needed to change something.
“The reason her numbers are dropping is because the Republicans haven’t started really hammering each other yet,” he continued. “And that’s going to happen. All the focus is on Hillary Clinton. It’s just what you guys were talking about. She’s the frontrunner. When you’re the frontrunner, you get the hell beat out of you. I can attest to that. It’s just the way it is.”
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