Ya don’t say.
Hillary has a problem telling the truth. It’s just not something she does. There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the biggest is that her whole career is predicated on 30 years of lying. Her life story is essentially one gigantic, tangled, web of falsehoods, half-truths, spin, and obfuscation.
The thing is, when you’ve lived that way for so long, you can’t just stop. In order to push forward, you have to keep lying, and every new answer has to square with the previous set of fabrications. That’s a lot to keep straight, so it becomes much easier to simply avoid questions altogether.
…And that’s what Hillary’s been doing.
Tomorrow it will 270 days since Hillary has held a press conference. In that same period of time, Trump has endured 17.
Part of her oh-so-brave “run out the clock” strategy is dodging the media at every possible turn. If they start asking questions, her answers WILL contain lies. That’s problematic given her trust numbers.
Yesterday, someone at MSNBC must have slipped something into the watercooler because anchor Steve Kornacki was feeling his oats. He actually noticed and reported on the fact that Hillary has been cowering since last year.
As Kornacki says,
“There’s no law that says a presidential candidate has to hold a press conference if they don’t want to. They don’t have to if they can get away with it. Maybe that’s the political calculation, but there is a tradition there of candidates coming forward, taking questions from anyone in the press who wants to ask them, being hit with whatever question happens to come to them, and having to deal with it on the spot.
…That is the tradition of the press conference. It’s one that Hillary Clinton has not had much enthusiasm for though.”
As I’ve been saying since well before she announced her candidacy, the more she speaks, the more she’ll lie, and the worse her numbers will get. Of course she has no “enthusiasm” for it. That would be like “having enthusiasm” for putting your hand on a hot plate.
Burning yourself isn’t fun and, if Hillary actually faces some tough questions, that’s the only possible outcome.