Peggy Noonan On Hillary’s Press Strategy: ‘She’s Running A Silent Movie Of A Campaign’

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Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan took aim at the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s media strategy Sunday, telling “Face The Nation” Clinton is “running a silent movie of a campaign” as she dodges the press.

Noonan made the comments to host Bob Schieffer after giving credit to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for continuing to take questions from the media after he endured a tough week. Bush waffled on questions about the Iraq War.

BOB SCHIFFER: Peggy, this was a tough week for Jeb Bush.

PEGGY NOONAN: Yeah, It definitely was. He seemed consistently taken aback by the asking of a question anyone could have told you a year and two years ago was going to be primary question of the primary time. It was difficult for him in ways that are almost mysterious. And because I think he showed such discomfort in his answers, he sort of opened up the possibility that this will only be the beginning of many questions about things your brother did, would you have done them? Do you know what I mean? So, it was difficult.

However, he deserves, I think, great credit in this. He’s going to the press every day, he’s taking questions, he’s being out there, he’s doing sit-down interviews. Mrs. Clinton instead is doing, sort of, a silent movie of a campaign in which she doesn’t feel she has to do those things. I don’t think that’s a good way to go and will problematic for her down the road.