The Republican National Committee says Hillary Clinton has been MIA since the midterm elections, tweeting occasionally but largely avoiding media interviews.
Appearing on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show to, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said Clinton can’t “connect the dots in the world of presidential politics.” Priebus added that the former first lady and secretary of state “isn’t that great at politics.”
“Here’s the thing, she wants to get out of the way. She wants to be the inevitable candidate. She wants to be the one that is guaranteed to get the Democrat nomination. And quite frankly, I don’t think it’s all that bad for us,” Priebus said. “I actually think Hillary isn’t that great at politics, and the truth is she’s not as well liked, I mean, I have to put it in context. If you go back to 2008 or 2012, she isn’t as well liked as the president was at that time.”
“She’s certainly proven in the past that she somehow can’t manage to connect the dots in the world of presidential politics,” Priebus continued, “and it is really difficult. It is not easy. You know, I think that when she’s come out into the political world, her approval ratings have gone down.”
“She’s been mistake prone,” Priebus added. “And the more she’s out there, the worse off she is. And I think she actually knows this. At least her team knows it, and that’s why they’re keeping her out of the public eye.”