ABC’s Jonathan Karl dissects Hillary Clinton’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad 2014. In a year where she was supposed to separate herself from President Obama and begin padding her resume for her inevitable White House run in 2016, she instead ended up looking “out of touch” and irrelevant.
Voiceover Jonathan Karl: But for Mrs. Clinton, 2014 didn’t go exactly as planned.
David Axelrod: What happened in 2008 was that Hillary’s candidacy got in front of any rationale for it. And the danger is that that’s happening again. You hear Ready for Hillary it’s like ready for what?
Karl: Her first big interview was with Diane Sawyer.
Hillary Clinton: If I run for president, the way I think about it is that the two most important questions are not will you run and can you win? Those are obviously what people will speculate about, but what’s your vision for America? And can you lead us there?
Karl: But she seemed a little out of touch.
Clinton: You have no reason to remember, but we came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt.
Karl: While it’s true the Clintons left the White House in debt because of legal bills, they quickly made millions. The next day, she tried to clarify her remarks on “Good Morning America.”
Clinton: I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today. It’s an issue that I’ve worked on and cared about my entire adult life.
Karl: The next round of headlines was about her huge speaking fees — $200,000 or more for a single speech. Over the summer, Mrs. Clinton found herself at odds with President Obama on foreign policy, suggesting in an interview with “The Atlantic” magazine that his failure to build up the Syrian opposition led to the rise of ISIS.
Soon, she was clarifying her remarks again.
Clinton: We have disagreements, as any partners and friends, as we are — might very well have. But I’m proud that I served with him and for him.