Not just contrived “appearing”…
A panel on Up with Steve Kornacki Sunday was roundly unimpressed by the rollout of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which began in earnest one week ago with a road trip to Iowa, calling it contrived even for a political campaign.
“All political campaigns are contrived,” said Forbes contributor Rick Ungar. “But the whole point of a good one is to contrive the campaign to not appear contrived. And I don’t think I’ve seen a more contrived-appearing campaign ever. It’s just been horrible.”
“I’m not sure it’s been that disastrous,” Kornacki conceded. “It does look contrived. But I don’t know that she’s in a worse place than she was a week ago.”
“The message has gotten lost party because of the media’s coverage of it,” said National Journal’s Lauren Fox. (Ahem.) “But also partly because none of the messages she’s come out with so far have been very surprising. These are things that are very standard, that the Democrats have been saying for a long time.”