The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away.
Richard Adams Watership Down 1972
For the last two days I highlighted Ben Carson’s events in NH and his answering of Questions by both me and voters vs Hillary Clinton’s silence. Carly Fiorina has practically made answering questions her campaign’s theme:
“Unlike Hillary Clinton, I am not afraid to answer questions about my track record or my accomplishments or my principles,” Fiorina said on the stump and in the memo.
The count according to her campaign is 322 to 8 on the question front.
Meanwhile the silence from the Clintons continue
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 12, 2015
And the Weekly Standard highlighted the reason for Hillary’s continued quiet campaign:
And weirdly enough, both Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton have given interviews. But Hillary hasn’t. Which is just bizarre. Has a candidate’s spouse ever given an interview before the actual presidential candidate? I have not found another historical example of this.
But the truth is, Hillary Clinton is nothing if not calculating. Her internal polls must be suggesting this is a strategy worth pursuing. Clinton must believe her numbers will get worse if she dares to try to deal with the press or interact with those she calls Everyday Americans. Clinton’s polls must show that her presidential prospects increase the less Americans see her.
This perfectly illustrates not only Hillary Clinton’s strange relationship with Democrats voters but of Democrat votes relationship with reality.
Not only does Hillary Clinton (in contrast to the GOP field) avoid questions reasoning that the more Democrat voters know her positions the less likely they will support her. But Democrat voters (unlike GOP voters) are not demanding answers from her,
In fact, only 16 percent of Democrats are even following reports about the scandal very closely, a Pew Research Center report indicates.
And “independents” that CBS polled weren’t all that interested either:
Mary, a 52-year-old nurse from Massachusetts, initially told the pollsters that she did not have enough information to render a verdict, but that she’s since heard all she needs to know.
“I just saw something last night on TV and it was regarding Bill Clinton making a statement, so he brought me up to speed,” she said. “I thoroughly trust the Clinton family, and I believe that that foundation is on the up and up, I never had a hint of thinking Hillary, or Bill, or [the foundation] would be other than the up and up. I have a good feeling of the Clinton family, and I don’t think they’d ruin their integrity,”
I suggest that there is a symbiotic relationship between the low information voter & the Democrat party in general and the Clinton campaign in particular. She avoids unpleasant disturbing truths and they happily reward her with their support.
It’s practically axiomatic among some conservatives that the democrat base contains a plethora of low information voters, but who knew that this was by choice?
Hillary Clinton isn’t hiding from Democrat votes, she is hiding WITH Democrat voters, together, safe from unpleasant reality.
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