MSNBC on Hillary Clinton: ‘Tone Deaf and Unrelatable’

• June 17, 2014 4:58 pm


MSNBC’s Krystal Ball had harsh words for Hillary Clinton, hurling unflattering insults at the former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential hopeful during Tuesday’s The Cycle.'

"What are we to make of the Hillary Clinton book tour?" Ball asked viewers. She answered her own question by picking apart every single detail of Clinton’s book tour, from the locales – "carefully crafted backdrops, not too warehouse-y but not to stiff" to the interviews – "safe" and "unremarkable."

Ball fumed at the former Secretary of State’s sorrowful admission that her and Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House. "As the presumptive nominee of a party that is deeply animated by issues of inequality and middle class fairness, could this comment have been any more dissonant?" the MSNBC panelist wondered aloud.

She then called Clinton "kind of tone deaf and unrelatable."

"After decades in pubic service, we still can only really speculate on what Hillary Clinton is all about. Is she a triangulating moderate, a secret liberal, a DLC Wall Street Dem? What will she run on? What sort of president would she actually be? There’s no clues in the bland safety of her State Department record and certainly not in ‘Hard Choices,’"…Ball mused.

Touching on Clinton’s 2008 Presidential run, Ball said "She exuded confidence, but with no core belief. It seemed like the real answer to why she was running for President was simply because she wanted to be President." She added, "Will 2016 be different? It’s possible, but so far I haven’t seen change I can believe in just yet."

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