Scarborough: Hillary On Defense Because ‘There Are A Lot Of Questions’ She ‘Can’t Answer’ [VIDEO]

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“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough argued Tuesday that Hillary Clinton has been on the “defensive” from the outset of her campaign because “there are a lot of questions out there that she can’t answer.”

Scarborough made the comments to “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, telling the host that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is running a defensive campaign thus far as well. He added that the two candidates campaign problems are reminiscent of the 2008 frontrunners at the same time, Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Is she better off playing rope-a-dope? She didn’t campaign for a long time, didn’t say she was a candidate, still isn’t saying she was a candidate, hasn’t gone on the offense, has accepted these blows. Would she have been better off running an aggressive offensive campaign against the Republicans from the day they started attacking her? Would it have made any difference?

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Hillary’s problem is Jeb’s problem. They — they both are allowing others to define them. Hillary’s problem though is not Rush Limbaugh or the National Review or The Wall Street Journal editorial page. It’s that they are attacking New York Times reports. They’re attacking Washington Post reports. They’re attacking Wall Street Journal reports, and there are a lot of questions out there that she can’t answer right now, that she doesn’t want to answer right now, and so she’s sitting back and she’s on the defensive, and if she could get out and explain away the server, if she could get out and explain a lot of foundation issues, I’m sure hey lot of these numbers would change. Jeb, though, has the same problem. Jeb is on the defensive. He’s fumbled around on George W. Bush being his top adviser to the Middle East, and you see a tale of two safe candidates who are actually seeing their numbers tank. It reminds me what happened to [Rudy] Giuliani and Hillary at this time during the cycle in 2007, and it’s the same problem.