Axelrod: ‘Ready for Hillary’ Means Ready for… What, Exactly?

Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States. She hasn’t announced yet, but it’s all but a given. And we have the who, the what, and the where sorted out. But we still don’t know “when” she’s going to announce, and for a lot of people, her candidacy still lacks the ever-crucial “why.”

That was one of the key points brought up on Morning Joe today by former Obama adviser David Axelrod, who said just like in 2008, Clinton has the problem of needing to articulate a raison d’être for running for president in the first place.

In contrast to Elizabeth Warren, where everyone knows where she stands on economic matters, Axelrod said Clinton’s views are not very well-known. Joe Scarborough said that even the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party doesn’t know where she stands because that’s how calculating she is as a politician.

Axelrod added, “You’re ‘Ready for Hillary,’ it’s like, ready for what? And now Hillary’s task is to define what she’s running for and she’s running about.”

Watch the full segment below, via MSNBC:

[h/t NRO]
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