Bloomberg’s Halperin: Everything That Could Go Wrong with the Hillary Campaign Is Going Wrong

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Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bloomberg TV’s Mark Halperin, co-host of “With All Due Respect,” acknowledged that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has some obstacles to overcome given the lackluster performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. According to Halperin, there is a lot of friction within the campaign. However, he said to expect Clinton to do well in the upcoming South Carolina and Nevada contests. “Right now, Sanders has momentum, he has money, he’s got message and everything that could go wrong or be in a bad place in a Clinton campaign is going wrong with her campaign right now,” Halperin said. “There’s distrust between the candidate and a lot of the staff. There’s questions about the balance between fundraising, positive message, negative message. There’s no doubt as a static analysis, these next two states, Nevada and South Carolina, should be better for her but Sanders has momentum and in those two states, I think the best she can do is come out with victories that stabilize her campaign.” Halperin went on to say that the real marker of the Clinton campaign will be set beyond Nevada and South Carolina. “The real battle will be in march where she is
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Harry Reid on Dem Superdelgate System: Wrong to Rely on High White Populations of Iowa, New Hampshire

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In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made an appearance to discuss his home state’s upcoming primary. During that appearance, host Andrea Mitchell asked Reid if he thought given the outcome of the New Hampshire primary, which was an overwhelming electoral victory for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), if Sanders should have gotten the bulk of the delegates instead of a 15-15 split with his opponent Hillary Clinton. According to Reid, high white populations of Iowa and New Hampshire make the superdelegate system appropriate despite acknowledging it isn’t a good system. “The process was totally unfair before — eight years ago,” Reid said. “Eight years ago, I looked at this and I thought, how in the world could we have the future of this country be dependent on Iowa, which is 93 percent white, and we have New Hampshire which is 97 percent white, no diversity. No diversity in Iowa. And have the final decision made as to who is going to be the president of the United States based on those two states, it was wrong. We now have Nevada and South Carolina before we get into the rest of the country as to who’s chosen
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Huge Crowds Greet Marco in South Carolina

Marco flew from New Hampshire South Carolina early yesterday morning, eager to meet with and win over more the state’s conservative Republicans. On the flight down, he took some time to chat with some reporters: Press spent 45 minutes talking to @marcorubio about the campaign en route to South Carolina… pic.twitter.com/NaFG3RL7iY — Alex Conant (@AlexConant) February 10,…
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‘Height of Elitism’: Jake Tapper Rips Anti-Trump HuffPo, Daily News Headlines

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In an interview with The Wrap, CNN’s Jake Tapper ripped the Huffington Post and New York Daily News for their attacks against Donald Trump’s supporters. After Trump’s landslide win in New Hampshire Tuesday night, the Huffington Post attacked Trump’s voters as “racist, sexist xenophobes.” The New York Daily News attacked them as “mindless zombies.” Tapper described both as the “height of elitism.” “I think those are business decisions that they are making, not journalistic decisions. They think that will appeal to readers and allow them to carve out a niche to get clicks or have newspapers purchased,” said the host of “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” in an interview with TheWrap. “But, I think journalistically, to not take Donald Trump seriously is a mistake. And I think journalistically to attack people who support a candidate is the very height of elitism,” added Tapper. “These are Americans exercising their right to vote and it’s important to go out and meet them and talk to them and find out why they’re supporting the candidates they’re supporting. It’s not my approach to journalism. My approach to journalism is to cover what’s going on and try to understand it and understand the voters and
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Daily Kickoff – February 11th, 2016

Marco joined Fox & Friends bright and early yesterday morning to discuss his plan for South Carolina and explain why he’s confident he’ll be the nominee: Marco arrived in South Carolina with a bang! Two standing room only ballrooms awaited him in Spartanburg and Columbia, where hundreds of voters in each venue heard his message…
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