It’s probably safe to say the Republican National Committee is looking forward to a Hillary 2016 campaign.
Appearing on “The Steve Malzberg Show,” RNC Chairman Priebus bashed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying her recent time away from the public eye is “probably a good thing” for her because “she’s not very good” at politics in general.
“Let’s talk about Hillary. Where is she?” Malzberg asked Priebus on Monday.
“Politically it’s smart for her to be M.I.A., because every time she shows up and starts getting involved in politics, something always goes bad,” the RNC Chairman said. “Whether it’s her saying we’re dead broke, or going on a book tour that was a flop, or arguing with Sen. Johnson over Benghazi. Every time she shows up, something bad happens.”
“I think it’s something that people on both sides of the aisle can agree that she’s not really good at politics,” Priebus said of Clinton. “She’s got a lot of titles, and I’m sure it looks really good on a piece of paper. But when it comes to the day-to-day operation of politics, she’s not very good at it.”
“Her being M.I.A. is probably a good thing for her,” Priebus concluded.
It was recently reported that the former secretary of state is considering pushing back the start of her campaign from April until July due to the lack of a primary challenge.
Clinton’s last event overall was in Canada on Jan. 21, nearly two weeks ago. Her last event in the U.S. was way back on Dec. 15 with Michael Bloomberg in New York.
The latest poll taken by The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics shows Clinton with a commanding lead, 56 percent, in Iowa one year out from the caucuses. Clinton holds a 40 point lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (16 percent), and an even bigger one over Vice President Joe Biden who sits at 9 percent.