From our One Town, Two Different Hillarys desk
(First in what we expect will be a long-running series)
It’s gonna be like this every time Hillary Clinton (D-Chelsea) goes to New Hampshire.
From the piece by Annie Linskey and James Pindell:
During a stop at Whitney Brothers, a furniture company in Keene, [Clinton] laid out a tax reform philosophy that would differentiate between businesses like that one and those that “are just playing back and forth in the global marketplace to get one tenth of one percent of advantage” and were “at the root of some of the economic problems that we all remember from 2008.”
She also cast herself as a defender of Social Security and tried to demonstrate that she shares common cause with factory workers struggling to get by.
Crosstown at the Boston Herald, Clinton’s definitely no woman of the people.
From the piece by Matt Stout and Prisca Pointdujour:
Clinton came [to Keene] for her first stop in the Granite State since announcing her 2016 Oval Office campaign. The former U.S. secretary of state toured Whitney Brothers, a family-owned children’s furniture business, and huddled with employees for a much-publicized roundtable — but never pressed the flesh with several dozen people huddled outside.
Most of the ignored backers were also young — a key demographic for the former first lady.
Also no doubt struggling to get by. Or at least get acknowledged.
Just for good measure, Herald columnist Joe Battenfeld piled on:
Listen up, voters: Hilary doesn’t have time for you
So it looks like Hillary Clinton’s idea of a “listening” tour is strictly invitation only.
Just ask the good people of Keene, N.H., a liberal hamlet where a half-dozen workers at a business hand-picked by Clinton’s campaign made the cut. But dozens of unscreened voters standing outside in the rain? Sorry, Hillary won’t be “listening” to you.
And voters better get used to it, because Clinton can pretty much do whatever she wants until next fall. Who’s going to protest, her Democratic primary rivals? There aren’t any. The media? Most are in the tank.
Not the Herald, though. In all matters Clinton, the feisty local tabloid is the tank.