Hillary Clinton appeared with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire last week in an effort to attract the Millennial crowed that supported Sanders during the primary. This is the first time the former rivals have appeared on stage together since July.
“We should and we will make public colleges tuition free for families earning less than $125,000 a year,” announced Clinton in New Hampshire.
“This is a revolutionary proposal for the future of our country with wide-reaching implications,” added Sanders.
But according to a leaked audio file, which I wrote about yesterday, “free college” is a far-left idea that Hillary said she could never push. The 49-minute recording also shows Hillary criticizing Sanders supporters as disenfranchised youths still “living in their parents’ basement.”
“If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to being a barista…then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing,” said Clinton
On Sunday, Bernie admitted to being bothered by these comments.
Clinton knows that she needs the Sanders crowd to win the presidency, and the leaked audio file, which was recorded back in February, is sure to hinder her chances of attracting a demographic that still holds lingering doubts about Hillary’s candidacy.
“Her [Hillary’s] lead among Millennials has nearly evaporated since last month, when she was 24 points ahead. Now she is down to 5 points according to the latest Quinnipiac poll,” points out Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin.
According to Quinnipiac University, Hillary’s support among young voters (ages 18-34) has dropped from 64% to 55% in the past two months. This is when Bernie Sanders stepped in to help. “The bottom line is what we have done since the primary is work together in a number of areas,” he said. “We need a revolution.”
President Obama expressed frustration that Clinton isn’t winning the support she “deserves,” and suggested that her gender may have something to do with it: “People just do not give her credit, and part of it maybe is because she’s a woman, and you know, we have not elected a woman president before.”
Michelle Obama has also hit the campaign trial in support of Clinton. “This is not about voting for the perfect candidate. There is no such person,” she said to a crowd of students in Philadelphia.