Hillary Clinton worries about the middle class – the beginning of a campaign fable
As Mrs. Clinton embarks on her 2016 quest for the Presidency, we’re learning about her campaign strategy and demographic targets. She’s w/speorried about you and me, and what’s to become of us, and our hopes and dreams. As she leaves her $300,000/speaking tour, and her bazillion dollar Chappaqua home, she takes a page from Liz Warren’s “the system is rigged” playbook:
To prepare for the campaign, Clinton has spent months meeting with economic policy experts, including Heather Boushey, whose research focuses on inequality, and Teresa Ghilarducci, a labor economist and retirement policy expert.
Advisers said she planned to talk about ways families can increase take-home pay, the importance of expanding early childhood education and making higher education more affordable.
It’s not yet clear whether that will include a noticeable break with Obama on economic policy. The GOP has hammered Obama’s approach as anti-business and insufficient in the wake of the recession. The White House says the economy has improved significantly in recent years.
The unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in March, but manufacturing and new home construction slowed, cheaper gas has yet to ignite consumer spending and participation in the labor force remains sluggish.
If that’s the case, someone needs to tell Chelsea to get with the act. Appearing on the cover of Elle magazine, straight from her multi-million NYC dollar apartment, we’re treated to one of those “one of us moments” featuring Chelsea in a “Derek Lam blouse, Stella McCartney trousers, Bulgari necklace, Tiffany & Co. bracelets, Trollbeads bangle, Garland Collection ring, Halleh ring, Brian Atwood pumps.
Since there’s no paper or email trail for Hillary’s foreign policy accomplishments, other than her word and her million flying miles, then she’ll have to use the populist approach, keeping it toned down just enough to not encounter the same class and gender warfare memes that were so prevalent in the 2012 campaign.
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you, “Hillary Cares.” She sure does. It’s called Hillary’s ambition.