Clinton Adviser on Hillary: She's a 'Great Candidate'

Monday, 23 Jun 2014 01:27 PM

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A string of verbal gaffes and plummeting sales of her book "Hard Choices" are not signs that Hillary Clinton would be a weak candidate for president in 2016, says lawyer and Clinton adviser Lanny Davis.

"People forget that in 2008 she won 18 million votes in every major state primary after the New Hampshire primary, she didn't lose a major state. She was elected and re-elected in the state of New York in her own right, so she's already proven to be a great candidate," Davis told "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV.

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A longtime adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, Davis defended the former secretary of state,  saying her comments that she was "flat broke" on leaving the White House were "actually 100 percent true."

"When the Clintons arrived in Washington after 12 years as governor, Bill Clinton didn't have two nickels to rub together, and that's just a simple fact. When he left the White House in 2001, he was $8 million in debt, that's a simple fact," asserted Davis, who added that Americans will blame politicians for not paying their fair share, not for making money.

Davis said declining book sales are not "particularly telling" about Hillary Clinton's political appeal and that "the economy, stupid, is still and the future is still the most important issue that'll decide the election and not all this nonsense."

Appearing on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV, Davis continued his positive assessment of Clinton's performance, saying she is doing "great" and "most important, she is being herself and laughing."



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