Matthews: Hillary Has ‘Struggled’ Saying What She Did as Secretary

MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that Hillary Clinton has “struggled…to define her legacy as Secretary of State” on Friday.

“Hillary Clinton has struggled, of course, to define her legacy as Secretary of State” he stated before playing clips of Clinton saying “I really see my role as Secretary, and in fact, in leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. I mean, you run that best race you can run, you hand off the baton. Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished.” And “we haven’t had a doctrine since containment worked with the Soviet Union, but we’ve had presidents who’ve made some tough calls, some hard choices, some of which have worked, and some of which have not” when asked what her big accomplishments as Secretary of State are.

Matthews added, “sometimes the apparently friendly or neutral reporter will ask the best journalistic questioning…maybe that’s why she’s going out to talk to the regular people next week, because she’s not talking to us.” He later conceded that the killing of Osama Bin Laden is an accomplishment Hillary has during her tenure at the State Department, but that she should come out and say that.

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