Heather Wilhelm | Mrs Clinton’s Campaign Is Even Creepier Than You Think

Heather Wilhelm, Real Clear Politics:

So far, the Hillary Show has been consistently hilarious, complete with a bizarre RoboCop-style, bulletproof, Secret Service-driven “casual” road trip van— a van named, oddly, “Scooby,” which is the cartoon dog, and not “The Mystery Machine,” which is the actual cartoon van—and what may have been the weirdest Ohio Chipotle visit ever. (In short, Hillary wore sunglasses inside like a Vegas mobster, she didn’t talk to anyone, and then the New York Times ran a full scientific microanalysis of the nutrition content of her order.)

However, there’s also bad news: Behind the scenes, the Clinton campaign is even creepier than you might think. “Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top,” Hillary declared in her announcement video, which looked suspiciously like a 1990’s Mentos commercial. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.”

There are several things wrong with this, so we’ll start with the obvious: Who in America older than the age of 12 wants a politician to be their “champion”? Moreover, if you do want a politician to be your champion—we can talk about your troubling experience-based cynicism deficit later—would you honestly choose one who has “Creature of the D.C. Foreign Donor/Big Banking/Conflict-of-Interest/Question-Dodging/General Corruption Borg” written all over her? (As an aside, I’m guessing that Elizabeth Warren is wondering this too.)

There’s a deeper question to consider: What does it really mean to be someone’s “champion”—and what do left-leaning politicians think it means? Interestingly, after a few random screenshots of a cheerfully crazed middle-aged woman yelling about her garden—“My tomatoes are legendary here in my own neighborhood!”—Hillary’s announcement video opens with a testimony from a young, single mother. “My daughter is about to start kindergarten next year,” the woman says, packing boxes and flexing Popeye muscles next to her little girl, “and so we’re moving, just so she can belong to a better school.”

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