Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

Maybe it’s because so much effort was expended on the inevitability meme, but really, I expected better.

But even more problematic was the campaign’s money crunch. Over the last seven years, Clinton had raised $175 million for her reelection and her presidential campaign. But Solis Doyle didn’t tell Clinton that there was next to no cash on hand until after the New Hampshire primary.

“We were lying about money,” a source said. “The cash on hand was nothing.”

In turn, Clinton didn’t tell Solis Doyle that she was lending her own money to keep the campaign afloat. Solis Doyle found out third-hand. And when she asked Clinton about it, the senator told her she couldn’t understand how the campaign had gotten to such a point. — The Swamp

They blew through 175 million! They’re borrowing! They lied to the press! Christ in a sidecar, it’s George W. Bush economics all over again. This country cannot stand another 8 years of fiscal Houdini stunts. Live within your harvest, dammit. The rest of us have to.

On the flip side, Obama didn’t buy his first house until his student loans were repaid. He’s spending big on the trail, but he’s earning it, and I don’t think he’s running a ‘left hand is clueless about the right’ finance strategy. I think having a President who kept his personal house in order is the bare minimum of what we need, and we can’t even get that from Hillary Clinton.

America is not a winning lottery ticket, and boy howdy, am I tired of paying for that mindset.

4 Responses to “Not Quite Ready for Prime Time”

  1. Lisa Says:

    “I think having a President who kept his personal house in order is the bare minimum of what we need”

    You’re right Jet it’s a bare minimum unless you want to add to his prerequisite that he is black,handsome and charismatic.

  2. Jet Netwal Says:

    Hey, packaging can open the door, but you’d best be able to hold up your end of the conversation once inside. :-)

  3. Lisa Says:

    Good one! :)

  4. Jersey McJones Says:

    They didn’t blow through 175 mil. It’s a lot more complicated than that. It’s how much was raised per donor, when, and when and how it could be spent. Obama’s advantage is that he raises small amounts, so small that donors can give more in the future. Hillary raised large per donor amounts and now can’t raise more from them. There’s a lot to this. But in the end it could be a big win for moderate/liberal populism if we can elect a president who raised small amounts of money from large amounts of donors, Maybe this could finally be the impetus we need for further campaign finance reform. If the caps were far lower, we wouldn’t even be talking about Hillary right now.


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