CNN political commentator John Avlon compared Hillary Clinton’s apology statements to those of a “hostage video.” (RELATED: Clinton’s Email Apology Came After New Hampshire Focus Group Session)
Avlon, appearing on “CNN Newsroom With Carol Costello” Wednesday argued that the “rollout of the new, authentic Hillary,” has problems because “when you are telegraphing authenticity via memos, it cuts against the grain of what you need to do, which is be a real person.”
Carol Costello: And John, I will begin with you. So Hillary Clinton apologizing. Did that surprise you?
John Avlon: Well, I mean, she has been kind of inching out the apology for a few weeks since I think the campaign realized that the status quo was not working. There are a times when her apologies feel like a bit of a hostage video, but as we learned from The New York Times yesterday, this is also supposed to be the rollout of the new, authentic Hillary, but the problem is that of course when you are telegraphing authenticity via memos, it cuts against the grain of what you need to do, which is be a real person, and that still remains her biggest hurdle as a candidate, and we are seeing the effects of that in the fall of the presidential year.