For all the talk about Hillary Clinton being accomplished and experienced, her supporters are sure finding it hard to name their favorite accomplishment. Or, embarrassingly, any accomplishment.
In a video aired on MSNBC–of all places–ten Hillary supporters from early-voting Iowa were interviewed as part of a focus group.
The simple question they were asked by MSNBC host, Joe Scarborough: “What did [Hillary] accomplish that you would consider significant as Secretary of State?”
You’d think that, if you have your candidate all picked out and you agree to be interviewed on TV about her, you’d at least be able to answer a simple question about your favorite accomplishment.
Think again. What resulted was the most awkward minute and four seconds of TV history.
Said one panelist: “I really can’t name anything off the top of my head.”
Said another: “Want to give me a minute? Give me two minutes.”
“Um,” said one more. After an awkwardly, excruciatingly long pause, she added, “No.”
And one more: “I honestly can’t say I followed along everything that was going on.”
The only answer that went beyond awkward silence completely avoided the question: “She’s been at a high level in numerous offices for 25 years now… She’s not perfect, but she’s been in the eye for a long time, in the public’s eyes, and you’re going to have stuff on her… She knows how to get stuff done.”
Longevity aside, does Hillary actually “know how to get stuff done?” Apparently not, because not a single Democrat on the panel could name one thing she “got done.”
As evidenced by her refusal to take media questions for nearly a month at the start of the campaign, it’s clear that Hillary Clinton knows she doesn’t quite have the record her supporters think she does.
And based on the cratering poll numbers–and even MSNBC turning on Hillary these days–it’s clear that the American people are realizing that too.