Politico noted yesterday that a series of Hillary campaign conference calls are not exactly setting Democratic hearts aflutter:
[H]er aides held at least half a dozen conference calls with supporters, party operatives, former staffers and elected officials to distribute talking points and assure early-state activists that Clinton takes them seriously.
Those on the receiving end were hoping for more.
“I can’t believe I missed ‘Game of Thrones’ for this,” said one Democrat who sat through the call for former Clinton staffers at 9:30 p.m. EDT Sunday.
Some supporters said they were hoping to hear more specifics about campaign events or voter outreach strategies. A Monday morning call for reporters hosted by senior campaign officials was also scant on details. The aides revealed little more than that Clinton was “excited, energized and anxious” to get to the early-voting state of Iowa.
The feeling of an information vacuum extends to Clinton’s campaign website, which still does not list her policies or issue stances, and her schedule remains empty except for a handful of small events in Iowa. On her road trip — during which she is likely making many calls to major donors, said one veteran Clinton ally — she has no pre-planned stops.
Hillary’s campaign road show is sounding more and more like a spring break road trip prank gone wrong.
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter finds that some tinsel-town liberals aren’t so hot for Hillary either:
Hillary Clinton‘s Sunday announcement that she will seek the presidency in 2016 is not getting Hollywood’s universal applause, as her most fervent supporters predicted.
As the first female candidate and a partner in a political marriage that has close and long-standing ties across the entertainment industry, Clinton enjoys the support from key Hollywood fundraisers. But her backing is hardly unanimous, and some of what she has is softer than it may appear because industry liberals regard her as a party centrist.
“You’d be surprised by the number of people I’ve heard from who aren’t supporting her,” one top executive told The Hollywood Reporter. . .
The current reservations about her candidacy appear to spring mainly from questions about what she stands for — apart from personal ambition.
Hillary needs to learn that old Hollywood skill about faking sincerity.