Openness and Accessibility Democrat Style

Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence talked with Fox and Friends‘ Ainsley Earhardt about Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her decision not to talk openly and freely to the press or to the American people, saying this:

It’s time for her to go on the record.  Look, Hillary is in hiding.  Donald Trump is everywhere.  And I think she’s gone more than 250 days without a press conference.  You know, it’s time for her to step forward and to answer these questions [of Judicial Watch’s about her emails that a Federal judge has ruled she must answer under oath], and not just these questions, but questions about the Clinton Foundation.  Now we hear that the Clintons are going to stop fund raising for the Clinton Foundation if she’s elected President, presumably because that would be a conflict of interest.  Well, the American people wonder why wasn’t it a conflict of interest when she was Secretary of State, the third ranking Constitutional officer in charge of our foreign policy?

Republican Party Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Pence were just back from visiting the flood devastation of Baton Rouge.  President Barack Obama (D) refused to cut short his Massachusetts(!) golfing vacation to visit with the folks there or so send his representatives (because his own presence would be disruptive, a reason then-Senator Obama and his fellow Democrats pooh-poohed when President George Bush the Younger sent his representatives instead of going personally); although he says he’ll go “later.”  Clinton and Kaine have so far refused even to say they’ll visit at all.

Why are Democrats so reluctant to get down in the trenches with the people whose lives have been so badly disrupted, whose homes have been ravaged?  Don’t they care about these people?

It’s interesting to note, too, that Fox and Friends asked to interview Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine on the same matters: he refused.

It makes one wonder: of what are Clinton and Kaine, and the Democrats generally, so terrified that they won’t talk with Americans or with the press in anything other than canned speeches?  Why are they so afraid of openness, of free-wheeling discussions that they can’t control?

Like what he has to say or how he says it, or not, but Trump is indeed out there talking with anyone and everyone.  He’s not afraid.

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