The panel on Morning Joe had unkind words for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Wednesday morning.
Joshua Green from Bloomberg Businessweek said that Clinton had to confront her “Goldman handcuffs.”
“Well, we did a Bloomberg news story yesterday, talked to some rich Wall Street bankers, and one of them—an ex-Goldman Sachs partner—said that they actually have a nickname for Hillary Clinton,” Green said. “The fact she’s given so many speeches, made so much money, they refer to it as Hillary’s ‘Goldman handcuffs,’ which obviously is a reference to golden handcuffs.”
“I tweeted that out yesterday, and liberal Twitter sort of went wild, because I think it really resonates and gets at that lurking fear that Democratic voters have that maybe Clinton is too close to these Wall Street banks.”
“For Hillary Clinton this has to be like a slow-motion trainwreck,” host Joe Scarborough said. “We showed the polls in Nevada where she was lightyears ahead. The Clintons didn’t even think they were gonna have to go out there fighting for her political life out there right now. This happened eight years ago. What we’re trying to figure out, why has Hillary become a worse of a candidate eight years later. What is happening to this campaign?”
“Well partly because she’s the wrong candidate for these times. You’ve been talking about this all morning, the last several months, we live in a time of unprecedented change. Technological, economic, demographic, the kind of change that we haven’t seen since the beginning of the industrial era,” National Journal columnist Ron Fournier said.
“And like back then, our institutions aren’t adapting. So the American public is seeing some of these institutions being disrupted. The retail industry, the entertainment industry. And they’ve noticed that government and politics hasn’t changed at all. So they’re asking, what side of the barricade are you on?”