Here Are the Softball Questions the Media Just Asked Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton
June 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton finally succumbed to pressure and gave the press a chance to ask her questions on the campaign trail, leaving her vulnerable to questions on the State Department's report on how she broke rules with her private email server or maybe a question about how her brother-in-law was arrested for a DUI just thirty minutes away from where she held her campaign event.

The press, however, didn't ask about either of those things. One third of the questions were focused on whether Clinton truly grasped the fact that she is poised to make history as the first woman to win a major party's nomination.

Here are the questions that Clinton was forced to respond to during her press conference:

Question #1: "No matter what happens tomorrow, the convention in Philadelphia will be contested, Bernie Sanders said.

Is there anything to do to change that at this point?"

Question #2: "Secretary Clinton, is it setting in that you might be making some serious history here tomorrow?"

Question #3: "Irrespective to this primary, do you support getting rid of superdelegates?" (Note: Clinton said that "superdelegates have always followed the will of the voters" and that she expects them "to do so this time," which is what Bernie Sanders has been arguing for the whole time.)

Question #4: "Do you think [Bernie Sanders] should concede as you did in 2008?"

Question #5: "Secretary, last night when you took stage in Sacramento, there was a woman standing next to me who was absolutely sobbing. She said, 'you know, it's time, it's past time'.

You see the women, you see people here. And people just come up to you and they get tears in their eyes. Do you feel the weight of what this means for people?"

Question #6: "Do you expect the president's endorsement as soon as this week?"

Here is video from MSNBC of Clinton's interaction with the press, in case this is all a bit hard to believe: