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Reince Priebus: Hillary Trying to Be Elizabeth Warren

By    |   Monday, 27 October 2014 03:36 PM

Hillary Clinton is attempting to transform herself into Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a bid to bolster her Democratic base of support in the 2016 presidential race, says Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

"If you look at what she's trying to emulate, she's trying to be Elizabeth Warren. It's pretty obvious, and she's trying really hard," Priebus said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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The outspoken GOP leader tore into remarks made by Clinton at a Democratic rally in Massachusetts, in which the former secretary of state defended raising the minimum wage.

"Don't let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs. They always say that,'' Clinton said. "Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."

"She's trying too hard, and she's not really good at this stuff . . . She is bordering on becoming a caricature of someone from the outside looking in," Priebus said.

"I don't know if she was a little off script on that particular moment, but it clearly wasn't natural and it was certainly awkward. If it was serious, then she doesn't understand capitalism and democracy in a way that business and jobs operate."

Priebus said Clinton is showing more and more that she's "not that good" in politics.

"If she was smart, which I know she is, but if she was careful politically, what she should be doing is she should say it's not just one guy in the corner office that creates the jobs, it's a whole team of people that work hard every day, punch a clock, go to work and make this place tick," he said.

"I get that message, I understand that message, but the way she did it just honestly shows that she is not ready for prime time."

Priebus said Clinton's national press tour for her memoir "Hard Choices" earlier this year was a key example.

"If you look at her book rollout, it was a disaster. She talks off the cuff, it doesn't work. She makes one mistake after the next."

That's why, Priebus said, Clinton is the perfect Democratic candidate from a Republican point of view.

"Put yourself in my shoes, and your job was you need to raise a lot of money, recruit a lot of volunteers and unify the Republican Party, and there's a lot of opinion within our party . . . You'd want nothing more than Hillary Clinton to be the nominee of the Democrat Party," he said.

"I'm telling you it's not just something that I say to make people chuckle, it's the truth. There'd be no one you would want more to run against than Hillary Clinton."

Priebus said that Warren, of Massachusetts, who is considered the closest Democratic competition to Clinton, is now "the hottest commodity" within the party.

"She's the person that all of these candidates want to be with. Hillary Clinton is a large figure politically in our system, but she doesn't create the groundswell of enthusiasm in a Democratic side of the vote," he said.

"There's something that the Democrats are lacking right now, it's enthusiasm," Priebus said.

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Hillary Clinton is attempting to transform herself into Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a bid to bolster her Democratic base of support in the 2016 presidential race, says Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
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