CHICAGO, June 13, 2014 – National Democrat strategists will want to cover their ears for this one.
This week, Hillary Clinton supporters in Chicago were asked to explain their admiration for the former FLOTUS and bumbled painfully to articulate any reason why.
Clinton was in the Windy City on the first leg of her “Hard Choices” book tour and was appearing at a forum with Mayor Rahm Emanuel for Chicago Ideas Week on Wednesday. Hundreds of Clinton supporters greeted Clinton at the event.
Supporters were asked if they were “ready for Hillary?”
“I am,” one woman answered.
“But what are you ready for though?”
“I don’t know quite yet,” responded the woman. “I agree with a lot of the ideas she has about policy and I think she is a very strong candidate.”
“What is the number one policy that you agree with?”
“Um, I don’t know quite yet. I’m…young,” the flustered woman said.
Many of Clinton supporters weren’t from Chicago at all but admitted they were bused in from other states. Most expressed no knowledge about any of the problems facing the city.
“Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of the City of Chicago, is in there with Hillary, supporting her to be President of the United States. What is Rahm Emanuel doing about the murder crisis in Chicago?”
“See I’m not from Chicago. I’m just working for ‘Ready for Hillary.’ I’m from Jersey,” explained another supporter.
Another woman said she was from the suburbs and so the murder crisis did not affect her, while another said that Hillary reminded the audience how important it was to get kids into the classroom.
Getting kids into the classroom – now there is a novel idea for Chicago Idea week.
Many were also enthusiastic about a Hillary-Rahm presidential ticket but, again, could not articulate any reason why.
The lone Clinton supporter from Chicago was the only one who expressed reservations. “The jury is out on that,” the woman said with a laugh.
Although short on actual ideas, Clinton supporters were very adamant about one thing: They were indeed definitely ready for Hillary.
However, what that really means is anyone’s guess.