Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bloomberg TV’s Mark Halperin, co-host of “With All Due Respect,” acknowledged that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has some obstacles to overcome given the lackluster performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.
According to Halperin, there is a lot of friction within the campaign. However, he said to expect Clinton to do well in the upcoming South Carolina and Nevada contests.
“Right now, Sanders has momentum, he has money, he’s got message and everything that could go wrong or be in a bad place in a Clinton campaign is going wrong with her campaign right now,” Halperin said. “There’s distrust between the candidate and a lot of the staff. There’s questions about the balance between fundraising, positive message, negative message. There’s no doubt as a static analysis, these next two states, Nevada and South Carolina, should be better for her but Sanders has momentum and in those two states, I think the best she can do is come out with victories that stabilize her campaign.”
Halperin went on to say that the real marker of the Clinton campaign will be set beyond Nevada and South Carolina.
“The real battle will be in march where she is going to be almost certainly now at a financial deficit and fundamentally all the talk about bringing new people or changing up the message, whatever, she’s going to have to perform as a candidate. She’s going to have to remind people why she was the favorite for so many people in the Democratic Party. And it’s hard to do that when you’re on your back feet trying to deal with all the complaints and criticism she’s facing.”
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