Clintons embark on new listening tour… with donors

posted at 6:01 pm on February 15, 2016 by Jazz Shaw

When you’re running a presidential campaign you do a lot of traveling. It’s just part of the job and all the candidates have likely gotten used to it by now. With a Democratic caucus coming up in the Silver State in six days, Hillary Clinton is no exception, and she and her family have a jam packed schedule ahead of them this week. The one curious thing about the itinerary is that virtually none of the projected stops are in Nevada. Instead, the Clinton Clan is dashing around the country to talk to big dollar donors. (Washington Times)

Campaign fundraising rises to new heights Monday when Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign embarks on an unprecedented and astonishing money-making jag through nine states. Either Mrs. Clinton, former President Bill Clinton or daughter Chelsea Clinton will be present at every one of these events, which command entry tickets ranging in price from $1,000 to $27,000 each. This is a very determined family unit. Here is how the logistics shake out:

Mrs. Clinton will attend three “conversation”-style fundraisers in Florida on Monday, her daughter will be in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio followed by Shavertown, Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton is in New York City for two appearances, including one with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, followed by a third in McLean, Virginia. Wednesday is the busiest of all: The candidate has three events in Chicago, Chelsea Clinton attends one in Omaha and one in Mission Hills, Kansas, while Mr. Clinton has three events in New York City

Wow. That adds up to 17 fundraisers spanning the nation in under 72 hours, each stacked with people who can afford to donate in the four figure range at a minimum. Talk about a candidate of the people! And again… not one stop to chat with the people of Nevada who will be voting on Saturday. I wonder what Bernie is up to? I see he had a packed hall in Vegas yesterday, (video) and he’s got a couple more stops out there later this week after a quick trip to Michigan.

Sanders seems to be willing to work for the votes, so what’s up with Hillary? She spends all of her time at the debates countering Sanders’ claim of getting all of his funding “from the people” by talking about her 750,000 small donors. Now that the race is heading to Nevada, though, she’s ignoring the voters there to tap the deep pockets of big money donors seventeen times in three days? There’s three ways to read this particular set of tea leaves and I’m not sure which one is the most likely.

1. She’s so confident in her internal polling that she’s determined that she can’t possibly lose Nevada, so she’s filling up the piggy bank while she has the chance.
2. She thinks the polling in Nevada looks so dismal that she’s just going to lose again anyway, so she may as well cash in.
3. She’s fired the last campaign adviser who had a clue how to win a national race and is now just dashing about like a ship without a rudder.

Number one seems unlikely. I’d love to see it be number two, but in my heart I’m starting to think that option three is the best bet.

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red villain on February 15, 2016 at 6:03 PM

No Comment.

CT96 on February 15, 2016 at 6:05 PM

All 3 are national and int’l crooks.

Schadenfreude on February 15, 2016 at 6:07 PM

What an adorable family…i bet they have lots of family pics on Facebook. Gee, i wonder if they would friend me

jaywemm on February 15, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Instead, the Clinton Clan is dashing around the country to talk to big dollar donors.

You don’t expect her to mingle with the serfs, do you?

rbj on February 15, 2016 at 6:12 PM

this shows that hillary can be just as ‘regular’ as any of us
nonpartisan on April 13, 2015 at 11:10 PM

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 15, 2016 at 6:17 PM

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Magicjava on February 15, 2016 at 6:18 PM

An American success story, from dead broke when leaving the White House to elitist society leeches.

antipc on February 15, 2016 at 6:21 PM

No comment.

Hasta la vista, baby.

battalion on February 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Ten ways to make her crazy over you. Number 3 will shock you.

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2016 at 6:29 PM

I guess I have to explain this to you- that’s how intelligent people handle arguments.
Tlaloc on January 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Where are they now.

Bubba Redneck on February 15, 2016 at 6:31 PM

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Pain Train on February 15, 2016 at 6:33 PM

Is she just raising cash as hard and fast as she can before the bottom falls out? Does she know that she will not win and wants as much cash as she can get before she fails? Can she pocket that cash and just walk away with it?

Techster64 on February 15, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Can she pocket that cash and just walk away with it?

Techster64 on February 15, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Legally no, which means she will.

antipc on February 15, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Sander’s can work his ass off, too bad the votes will be equally split. But as a Socialist, Sander’s shouldn’t mind.

GarandFan on February 15, 2016 at 6:42 PM

At this point, what difference does it make?

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oryguncon on February 15, 2016 at 6:43 PM

One weird trick to avoid Facebook.

Dick Richard on February 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM

No comment

Rusty Bill on February 15, 2016 at 6:46 PM

I think 3 too. When is Lynch going to assign a special prosecutor?

jake49 on February 15, 2016 at 6:47 PM

No comment

Rode Werk on February 15, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Still no comment

avi natan on February 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM

OPTION 4

Although Hillary can not keep the extra money for herself, there is nothing to prohibit her from donating it to the Clinton foundations or the elect Chelsea campaign. In reality she gets to keep the money. The only questions is “by what means dose she use”.

She may be seeing the 13 knot necktie as a reality and going for as much money as she can squeeze out of her adoring but miss guided base. Then flip them the bird and move on to become a citizen of the Bhutan.

This is my bet.

jpcpt03 on February 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

I think 3 too. When is Lynch going to assign a special prosecutor?

jake49 on February 15, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Any day now, just wait for it.

Tlaloc on February 15, 2016 at 9:27 PM

This is my bet.

jpcpt03 on February 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

I’d love to play poker with you.

Tlaloc on February 15, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Granny ain’t no ways tahred of raising buckets of cash for the Clinton Crime Family.

Ogabe on February 15, 2016 at 11:48 PM

Clintons embark on new listening tour… with donors

That is only fair, hundreds or perhaps thousands of people were ‘listening’ to everything that came across Hillary’s home brew email sever.

RJL on February 16, 2016 at 12:23 AM

A conversation with rich America.

unclesmrgol on February 16, 2016 at 1:08 AM

Of course Hillary wants to meet with the people she wants to serve.
So long as she doesn’t have to deal with that other 98%of the electorate.

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orangemtl on February 16, 2016 at 9:06 AM