Skip to comments.Clinton Candidacy Imperiled by Overexposure
Posted on 06/21/2014 11:51:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
In electoral politics, familiarity often breeds comfort. The more recognizable a politician is the more likely that politician can expect to enjoy a certain level of support from among his or her constituency. But when familiarity descends into overexposure it can constitute the tipping point upon which a politicians appeal begins to wane.
This appears to be the conundrum facing Hillary Clinton in her build up to the 2016 presidential campaign season. Her noncommittal demeanor toward 2016 notwithstanding, there is not a pundit or voter from California to Maine that doesnt fully expect the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State to aggressively pursue the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
But the tepid response Mrs. Clinton has received to some of her more recent attempts to generate publicity and support points to a public less inspired by the sui generis of her candidacy and instead growing tired of the omnipresent and clichéd Clinton dynasty.
The release of Mrs. Clintons much ballyhooed autobiography, Hard Choices, was expected to generate not only tremendous sales but also initiate a favorable public discourse highlighting her own, self perceived personal and political accomplishments.
Instead, a preview and promotion of the book caused a backlash among her critics, much of which was centered around her almost dogmatic adherence to a dubious YouTube video as the genesis of the attacks in Benghazi and her near laughable cries of poverty upon leaving the White House.
As the Washington Post noted, So, yes, it is technically true the Clintons left office in debt. But, a year later, the couple's assets had soared. Whatever debt the Clintons incurred while occupying the White House was quickly surmounted by the tremendous earning capacity of the former President and First Lady.
In fact, Mrs. Clinton was still receiving upwards of $200,000 per speech given after having left the State Department last year. Indeed, Mrs. Clintons notions of poverty and destitution are quite different than that of the average American.
Initial sales of her autobiography hasnt demonstrated great interest among the public either. It was reported that only 60,000 hardcopies and 24,000 e-copies of Hard Choices were sold in the first week; a respectable number for the average author but far less than expected from a personage like Clinton (sources indicate that the publisher, Simon and Shuster, had hoped for first week sales closer to 150,000).
In another sign that the public has become weary of the Clinton political machine, a much hyped cable news interview featuring Mrs. Clinton failed to generate the level of viewership no doubt expected by Clinton and her supporters.
Clintons town-hall style interview with Christiane Amanpour, which aired this past Tuesday night on CNN, not only failed to win its time slot (placing a distant second to Foxs The Five) but her numbers within the key 25-54 demographic (115k viewers) barely edged out the pitiable Ed Show on MSNBC (105k viewers).
When your highly promoted cable news interview on CNN barely squeaks past MSNBC you know you might have a problem.
All signs point to Clinton-fatigue having set in among the general public and it can be reasonably assumed that the same level of fatigue may ultimately affect voters at the ballot box as well. This more than any singular issue -and there are many- should concern Hillary Clinton.
The public is demonstrating through its lack of interest in Mrs. Clinton that her ascension to the Democratic nomination, or the Oval Office, is not a fait accompli. Twenty-plus years of near constant exposure has perhaps taken some of the sheen off of the Clinton mystique. Nobody is immune to overexposure, not even Hillary Clinton.
WOW , All she did was open her mouth , LOL
Hopefully, the “Everybody Loves Hillary” show won’t be renewed for next season. It’s not funny or entertaining. Just obnoxious.
Maybe V. Stiviano will lend Hillary her visor.
Tht is one of the weirder sights of the year, aside from John Kerry’s Easter Island head.
I’d love to see her run on the dems ticket. SHe will mobilize all of us like no one else. The media will out her as the big phony she is.
I just hope Hillary doesn’t crash and burn too soon and someone else with a real shot at the Presidency replaces her. I want her to spend $2 trillion of ardent Demorat donors’ money, sucking up every dime that could have possibly been spent down ticket, then going up in huge volcanic flames, losing by 11 or 12 percentages points, with massive negative coat tails.
This has almost never happened up till now. With today’s media, it is very easy to oversaturate your fan base. A victim of the slavish devotion she inspires. Most such zealotry starts high, peaks early like a sugar high, and either crashes or permanently levels off. I think we are seeing the leveling off stages right now, with every other lib taking guilt-inducing peeks over their should to see what Fauxahauntas (Lizzie Warren)is doing.
Hillarys candidacy may be imperiled by Bill’s over-exposure.
Hillary Clinton is going nowhere. Her book sales have failed and flopped. Last evening...at 10:00 PM, her book “Hard Choices” was a miserable #10 on the Amazon.com bestseller list. The only title in her future is “Grandmother”!!! End of story!!!
Overexposure........to all the baggage she’s toting around!
I don’t think Hillary will go away quietly or willingly without taking people down with her. She’s too close to the prize she feels she’s owed and if she can’t get it the Clintons will go nuclear on the Democratic Party. They’re stuck with her and if her implosion keeps going it’ll wreck them both.
Well the article was a relief - when I read the title, I was thinking wardrobe malfunction.
Imagine the book HilLiarY COULD write if she were an honest, caring human being instead of the pod person she is?
As much as I would like to believe this, I know better. It’s just wishful thinking.
When the Democrat primaries come around, Democrats will vote and Hillary will be at or very close to the top.
Remember folks, women voted in big numbers for Bill. Many of them idolize Hillary. They see her as some sort of political hero.
Hillary is not overexposed for them. The book may not be selling legitimately, but it’s going to be portrayed to look like it is by the media.
ya know many of Bills gal friends came forward to rat him out.
I wonder when a few gal friends of Hillary will come out from under their rock to tell of their exploits!!
Les bean that she can be.
The doormat is an old, fat, cankled, lesbo. Unfit for dog catcher.
They’ve had nearly 24-hour coverage nationally since 1991. How could overexposure possibly matter? However, there is a chance she will lose AR, which I’m sure she wouldn’t mind at all.
Sorry, but the people who favor HRC don’t buy books of any kind. Nor do they use public libraries.
To paraphrase Nike: ‘Just don’t do it’ (vote for Hillary)
“Shes too close to the prize she feels shes owed...”
Apparently she does feel it is owed to her and obviously felt that way in 2008 until the nomination was taken from her by a totally unqualified in every respect and heretofore UNKNOWN mixed race male of unknown parentage who calls himself a black man and made pretenses of being a Christian in spite of being obviously anti-Christian to anyone who bothered to look. I suspect that the nomination could be taken from her this time by a stray cat.
Senator Elizabeth Warren. Her name is starting to pop up in the Democratic presidential rumor mills especially in light of Hillary’s disatrous book launch and terrible interviews on the networks. Now with this story of her defending a rape suspect getting so much news even by the mainstream media I wonder if her own side is trying to take her out too.