Hillary Clinton has been so reclusive of late that some experts have compared her to an ailing third world dictator. Clinton’s aversion to the public spotlight comes as no surprise, given her poor political skills and tendency to make statements that most normal Americans find offensive and out of touch. In recent days, Clinton has been campaigning for president almost exclusively via Twitter, using cautiously worded gibberish that appears to have been "focus grouped down to the hashtag."
What would MLK say today? Great strides but miles to go. We have to keep up the fight against injustice. #MLKDay
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— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2015
Attacking financial reform is risky and wrong. Better for Congress to focus on jobs and wages for middle class families.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 16, 2015
The reporters who cover her, meanwhile, have given Clinton every reason to believe that her 140-character campaign strategy will continue to be effective, by lapping up everything that pops up on her Twitter feed. For example, her most recent tweet—the one about vaccines and being a grandmother—inspired a 1,000-word think piece from THE POLITICO, which includes interviews with Democratic strategists regarding the political efficacy of Hillary "embracing her inner grandma."
Here's how the strategy is designed to work. Hillary tweets:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 3, 2015
The press reports:
— Hardball (@hardball) February 5, 2015
Repeat until elected president.
(Note: Some of these tweets may be fake.)