MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski had a hard time coming to grips with the state of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, criticizing the strategy as “being overly controlling to the point of freakish.”
On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe,” Bloomberg Politics managing editor John Heilemann ushered in the criticism of Hillary explaining her new strategy of being spontaneous and displaying humor is akin to the”ham handed” 2007 “likability” tour in Iowa.
Brzezinski became exasperated while trying to encourage Hillary saying, “I think she can do 10 times better than this. I really do. I’ve seen it, I know it and I know it’s in her. And I want it to work for her, which is frustrating.”
Brzezinski further criticized Hillary’s media availability explaining, “Andrea Mitchell on this show yesterday had to tell us that they only gave her 12 minutes. So did David Muir only get 12 minutes? Did “Ellen” get more because it was “Ellen” and it was going to be “fun?” You know what, have an interview. You know what, to do an interview, get it done. Get it done. It’ll be fine. She’s really talented. She’s been doing this for a long time. Her campaign is tripping her up every step of the way.” (RELATED: Andrea Mitchell Cut Short Questioning Hillary Over Emails For Fear Of Having Interview Cut Short)
“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough further explained, “I cannot believe they are working to blow her second shot at the White House by doing the same exact thing she did in 2007.”
Scarborough even advised Hillary to “go with her gut and to stop being programmed like a robot.”
Heilemann continued to offer his thoughts on the campaign suggesting “the issue isn’t about the people around her, but about her.”
Since Hillary has been campaigning for decades, “it’s hard to reach her,” he continued. “It’s hard to reach her, because she comes with so many concentric circles of people who have been around her for so long that for new people to come in and be able to break through and pierce that … is not as possible for new people in her world.”