The Washington Free Beacon's Lachlan Markay appeared Monday evening on Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss both presidential primaries.
On the Democrat side, Markay spoke with Dobbs and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun Times about Hillary Clinton's previous week. The Democratic frontrunner enjoyed a week mostly focused on the GOP, which held its second debate. The debate brought in an all-time record audience for CNN and dominated news coverage, giving Clinton a break from the email scandal plaguing her campaign. Clinton also saw her cratering poll numbers finally take an upswing in a new national poll released on Monday.
"It is telling of that the best week she has had in a long while is one where no one was talking about her," Markay said.
Appearing on CBS News' Face the Nation, Clinton made an odd comment about running as an outsider.
"I cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president. I mean really, let's think about it," Clinton said.
"She has declared herself an outsider. She will sell the idea that a Clinton is an outsider," Dobbs said in disbelief. "How absurd can that campaign and candidate get?"
Markay agreed with Dobbs and Sweet that Clinton cannot run as a political outsider due to her many previous positions in Washington D.C. as first lady, senator, and secretary of state.
"If Clinton wants to run as an outsider, she is throwing her own campaign under the bus," Markay said.
On the Republican side, Markay recognized the Republican base appears to be craving the very political outsider Clinton attempted to portray herself as. The Free Beacon reporter suggested Carly Fiorina may be the only candidate able to take on frontrunner Donald Trump, although he left room for a Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) surge.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, once viewed as a leading candidate for the nomination, dropped out of the 2016 race earlier in the evening.
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