Sonia Sotormayor may have stopped by Hillary’s book signing in Virginia Saturday, but not everyone is excited about her recent media blitz.
Stop Hillary PAC, founded with the sole intention of preventing Clinton from becoming president, has been buying ads and demonstrating at her book stop tours.
“We have support from conservatives, independents and liberals across the country,” said one spokesman. “Importantly, our 250k supporters are also the youth of America who are still forming their opinion about Hillary Clinton.”
Clinton has been notably vague about her 2016 intentions, though she hasn’t ruled out another presidential run. “I will be on the way to making a decision by the end of the year, yes,” she told Diane Sawyer in a recent interview.
“The Clintons have always been close to the Hollywood liberal elite, but Hillary can’t rewrite her past and a record of failed leadership,” said the PAC’s honorary chairman Ted Harvey. “With the backing of our supporters, we’ll be at many of Hillary’s ‘deflect and deny book tour’ events holding her accountable for all her choices.” (RELATED: Ready For Hillary? Her Tour Bus Isn’t)
The group doesn’t support any particular party or candidate, but is concerned about her support for budget deficits, anti-gun legislation, late-term abortion — as well as her involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attack, during which four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were murdered.
Turnout for Clinton’s book signings has been less than stellar, with the Washington Post reporting that her DC signing on Tuesday wasn’t exactly well attended: “If there was enthusiasm for the release of Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated memoir, it was missing Tuesday at one D.C. bookstore. No one was lining up outside. No one was fighting over the last copy (there still are copies left!). And few seemed interested in reading anything beyond online reviews and summaries.”
Hard Choices, a memoir about her time as Obama’s Secretary of State, hit stores June 10. “The first thing to get out of the way is this: Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016,” said Time’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer, “even if she says on page 595 of her new book, Hard Choices, ‘I haven’t decided yet.'”