Thursday, October 24, 2013

How Popular is Hilary Clinton Now? She Can Campaign for a Gubernatorial Candidate in a Southern State

And Let’s Just Hope That’s Because She is Running in 2016

It used to be in that in certain parts of the country Hilary Clinton was political poison.  Just being associated with her, in fact just being a Democrat in the South and being mentioned in the same sentence with Ms. Clinton was a death knell for many candidates.  This has changed.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns in VA for McAuliffe

Published: October 19, 2013 at 3:42 PM ET

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Hillary Rodham Clinton has joined Democrat Terry McAuliffe on the campaign trail, telling Virginia voters the nation is looking for a return to "common sense and common ground."
Clinton formally endorsed her family friend's bid for Virginia governor, marking her first public campaign event since departing the State Department in February.
The former secretary of state says voters are watching the race for a sign that the country would turn away from "divisive politics" after the government shutdown.

Now the candidate in Virginia Terry McAuliffe is a close friend of the Clinton’s, but Ms. Clinton and the campaign would certainly have kept their distance had anyone thought that her presence would be a negative.  Instead it is clear that both Ms. Clinton and her advisors regard her appearance as a positive.  And that is just good news.

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