The public—and the media—have long bemoaned the lack of serious candidates who value substance over sound bites. In Hillary, we have a candidate who is serious and substantive, and who is winning both votes and endorsements based on her detail-centered policy approach.Click through to read the whole thing.
Yet the narrative is that the public is not enthusiastic about her. This is not only inaccurate, but destructive to our expressed desire that candidates be thoughtful campaigners with thoughtful policy ideas.
The last time we saw a candidate get constant flak for being a "boring policy wonk" about whom "no one" was excited was 2000. Al Gore was a robotic nerd, while George W. Bush was a fun guy with whom everyone wanted to have a beer. And we know how that worked out.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, April 14, 2016
Just yesterday, I wrote a piece about the supposed lack of enthusiasm among Hillary Clinton supporters, and now the media has obliged me to write about it yet again, in a new piece for Blue Nation Review: