Axelrod: Why Is Hillary Running?

Famed political consultant and advisor to both successful Obama presidential campaigns, David Axelrod shared some strong words of advise for the heir-apparent to the Democrat presidential machine.

At a breakfast event, hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Axelrod explained that Hillary cannot simply run on the notion that it’s her turn, rather she needs a clear rationale for why voters should put her in the White House. He detailed:

“I think the danger for Secretary Clinton is that, as was the case in 2007, her candidacy is out in front of the rationale for it… She should not rely too much on that we do have an electoral vote advantage and demographic advantages.”

Though Hillary has yet to officially announce for president, many expect it is a foregone conclusion given her soft launch in Iowa last month during the annual Harkin Steak Fry. National polls still show her as a favorite among the top Democrat candidates listed as possible contenders.