A hostile to Hillary Clinton political group called Make America Number 1 is out with a series of videos wanting to undermine two of the Democratic nominee’s best surrogates: Barack and Michelle Obama.
The videos pull from that point Sen. Obama’s 2008 primary against then-Sen. Clinton, a famously intense race that hollowed the rising star against the long-term party supporter in a drawn-out battle for what might be, for either, a historic nomination.
Three of the advertisements starts with content perusing, “If you want to know who Hillary Clinton is, let’s hear from those who know her best. … Like Barack Obama,” then flash to footage of Obama on the campaign trail.
“Her basic view about this election is that the say anything, do anything, special interest-driven politics of Washington, that that’s how it’s got to be,” the future 44th president says in one spot. “That that’s how the game is played. And so you should elect her to be your nominee because she’s been in Washington longer and she knows how to play the game better.”
In another, he says: “Sen. Clinton – this is the same person who has taken more money from lobbyists than any other candidate, Democratic or Republican. Taken more money from drug company lobbyists and insurance company lobbyists, and she’s saying I’m out of touch? Who do you think is out of touch?”
And in the third, Obama blames his adversary for stooping as low as his possible Republican rival, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.
“I expected this out of John McCain, but I’ve got to say, I’m a little disappointed when I start hearing the same talking points coming out of my Democratic colleague, Hillary Clinton,” he says. “She knows better. Shame on her.”
“Barack Obama doesn’t trust Hillary Clinton,” the ads conclude. “Doesn’t sound like much of an endorsement.”
A fourth advertisement in the same configuration features Michelle Obama. In her video, the promotion demonstrates the future first woman dinging the Clintons’ marital issues.
“One of the things, the important aspects of this race, is role-modeling what good families should look like,” she says. “And my view is that if you can’t run your house, you certainly can’t run the White House. Can’t do it.”
The videos are a part of the Defeat Crooked Hillary venture from Make America Number 1, which has been supported by $4.5 million from Republican megadonor Robert Mercer and $1 million from Cherna Moskowitz, widow of hospital and gambling tycoon Irving Moskowitz.
The promotions, which purportedly will hit the web backed by a six-figure purchase, come as the Obamas ramp up their acknowledgment on the campaign trail.
Both Obamas are enjoying positive idealness numbers, which makes them especially profitable surrogates for Clinton.
The president, whose evaluations had been in the red since 2013, has seen his endorsement top 50 percent for a significant part of the previous six months, as indicated by the RealClearPolitics average.
The first lady, meanwhile, stays one of the country’s most prevalent public figures. As indicated by Gallup, Michelle Obama had the highest favorability rating of any of the key figures talking at the Democratic National Convention in July, with a net positive rating of 25 points.
The new promotions are obviously intended to undermine the Obamas’ endeavors to impart their fame to Clinton, who has mulled with net unfavorable since reporting her nomination a year ago.
Clinton and the Obamas have put a positive twist on their past, saying their now-cozy relationship comes regardless of their ill will, as well as a result of it. All things considered, toward the end of their essential battle, Obama welcomed Clinton to join his Cabinet as secretary of state.
Clinton president,” Obama said at a late rally for Clinton. “Sometimes folks are surprised by that because they remember, ‘Man, you guys had a tough fight eight years ago.'”
“Every time I thought I had that thing won, I’d turn around, and she was right there,” he said. “No matter how many times people mess with her and knock her down, she does not quit.”