It is no surprise that Hillary Clinton is making a serious bid to be the first woman to sit in the top seat at the White House, but how she did it may come as a surprise. She kicked off her “Hillary for President” campaign on Sunday via an online video. Was this a big mistake instead of taking to the air live?
According to The Atlantic on April 13, this is the second video made by Hillary Clinton announcing her intent to run for president. She made a video for the same announcement back in 2007, which was a bid that ended with Hillary standing behind Barack Obama for president.
Disappointment for Hillary’s choice of using a video to announce her run for the White House was expressed on “Fox and Friends” live Monday morning. In Donald Trump’s traditional Monday morning phone interview he conveyed that Hillary’s intention should have been communicated live on the air and not in the comforts of a social media video.
You might think that she’d do the opposite of her previous bid for the White House and nix the video. People want a president who will be present and not coming to them from a prerecorded message. This was Hillary’s first chance to be present during her campaign, but instead she made her announcement within the safety of a video.
Presidential hopefuls are popping up with their live announcements of their intent of running for the White House, according to the economist.com. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have both officially declared their run for the White House from the Republican party. Today Marco Rubio will make his major announcement live.
These candidates are coming out live and present, leaving themselves wide open for any type of live questions or comments. They are not making their intent known while remaining comfortable and safe tucked into a prerecorded video.
If she did this so she could keep herself safe from a possible flub, that didn’t work. In her press release a mistake was made in the wording. As The Daily Mail points out today, Clinton’s press office left an embarrassing typo in the press announcement, saying that Hillary had “fought children and families all her career.”
The multimillionaire Hillary Rodham Clinton included in her video a message aimed at the middle class voters that “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.” Her campaign is about middle class rescue and she takes that message on the road as she hits the campaign trail.
The Connecticut Post points out today that Hillary made no mention of her Republican rivals during her video announcement. Some might agree that this wasn’t such a bad idea to start off without going for the jugular of her Republican rivals. Keeping tucked away behind a prerecorded message for her big announcement probably wasn’t the best announcement strategy, but Hillary is a woman of many surprises and her campaign is still very new!