One of the first throw down ‘s from the Republicans in the upcoming Hillary Clinton run for President is Republican’s trying to have it seem the Hillary and her former boss will continue HIS agenda….
With President Obama’s numbers staying essentially in same place in the lower 40’s……
The GOP feels they can drag Hillary’s numbers down from the high 50’s that would overrun any Republican running against her….and tie her to any of Obama’s unpopular programs….
Republicans are working hard to define a Hillary Clinton presidency as a third term for President Obama’s White House.
Seizing on Obama’s low approval ratings, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and outside GOP spending groups are casting the president’s former secretary of State as being in lockstep with his agenda.
It is a strategy Republicans say they unveiled just in time for the midterm elections, as Clinton prepares to campaign for Democrats in tight races across the country.
America Rising, a super-PAC targeting Clinton, released a memo to supporters last week titled “Stop Hillary 2016, Obama’s 3rd Term.” In the memo, officials seek to make the case that Obama’s policies are Clinton policies.
“No matter how many of her advisers whisper to reporters that she’s different from Barack Obama, Americans still know who she is: Barack Obama Part Deux,” the memo says.
Tim Miller, America Rising’s executive director, said the group wants to remind voters that Clinton is “in step with Obama,” particularly as many Democrats are trying to distance themselves from him. Miller said the group will continue to push the message aggressively in the lead-up to the midterm elections.
The strategy is not without risks, given Clinton’s public differences with Obama on airstrikes with Syria and the threat from Islamic militants — a narrative the GOP has also seized upon.
But Republicans think their best argument against an expected Clinton candidacy to date is to tie her to the unpopular president, especially given her years advocating Obama’s foreign policy.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) picked up the theme in a speech Friday at the Values Voter Summit. “Never forget she will be Barack Obama’s third and fourth term as president of the United States,” said Bachmann, who ran for president in 2012.
The argument is a natural one for Republicans given Obama’s low approval ratings, and it extends the GOP’s argument from the midterm elections, in which they are tying Democratic candidates for the Senate and House to Obama……
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