Mainstream and liberal reporters cannot get their heads around what should be a simple concept: Why is Hillary Clinton running for president? What's the message?
No one seems able to answer, beyond the fact that she wants to be president.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews said he "hadn't heard it from Hillary yet," and USA Today's Susan Page said Clinton had to explain "why she's running" and "what's her vision."
Even her own supporters cannot articulate what Clinton's message is beyond some convoluted talk about her fight for women's rights, while they curiously omit the fact that the Clinton Foundation has accepted donations from Middle East nations who treat females horrendously.
"Ready for Hillary" advisor Tracy Sefl bungled the question on MSNBC's Now with Alex Wagner Friday, simply saying she was "quite sure" Clinton knows why she's running. When Wagner pressed her further, she went on a familiar spiel about Clinton's "lifetime record" of fighting for women and the middle class.
"There’s really a record here, and I’m certain that she would just be building on that in a way that’s perhaps newly emphatic," she said. "It’s very exciting."
This bit of presumptive nonsense led the liberal Wagner to say she took issue with Sefl's "semi-circular logic."
Sefl also stumbled on CNN Monday when questioned about Clinton's message, particularly after far-left New York mayor Bill de Blasio declined to say on Meet the Press whether he would endorse Clinton because he had not seen her present an "actual vision" for economic growth. De Blasio is a former top Clinton campaign aide.
"I expect that by the time she gives this first big major campaign speech, some time in May, that she will be answering Mayor de Blasio and lots more people's questions," Sefl said. "I think it's great the way she's approaching this."
Sefl made things worse with this comment.
"It's not that people don't know who she is," Sefl said later. "But they may not know about what she's about."
CNN's John Berman asked incredulously, "How can that be? She's been in the public eye since ... 1991!"