Thursday, September 24, 2015
Hillary Clinton violated a norm of public relations and is suffering a self-inflicted wound that isn't getting better. Yes, it is about her State Department e-mails and use of a private server. New information keeps dribbling out to reignite the story and damage her reputation. Her favorability numbers have tanked and the door is open for Vice President Joe Biden should he decide to run. Clinton's strategy appears to be deny, deny, deny then concede on a point to stay alive. She can't or won't let the entire story come to light, which raises suspicions of what she was doing with that unprotected server outside the State Department network. As the article states, PR 101 is to get all bad news out at once and be done with it. Why Clinton hasn't done that is a mystery. She knows it is affecting her campaign. Perhaps, events have taken a life of their own, and there is nothing she can do to stop it. If she had disclosed sooner, that might not have happened. Who knows what will unfold now?