Is Playing Stupid a Good Tactic for a Candidate?

Hillary is just a little too good at playing stupid. 

“Wipe? You mean like with a cloth?” she says in answer to a question about her private email server.  She continued on to declare she doesn’t know much about the digital technology involved.

These are curious statements, jests, and admissions for someone seeking the highest office in the land.  Hillary essentially says with these statements that she is technology ignorant.  We are to believe she missed the tech revolution.  Where was she?

Hillary portrays herself in a poor light with the declarations that she just doesn’t know how all this stuff works.  Presidential?  Ignorance is not a quality one would expect of a presidential candidate.  I guess we can file this with her dismissive nature, “At this point what difference does it make?”

Hillary hides from questioning for good reason.  Expect more of the same.  But when MSNBC starts to pile on, and your husband starts to do the moonwalk away from you, even money can not reverse the tide.  Deny, deflect, delay is the Clinton model.

Secretary of State Clinton decided to rework the mandated records protocol of her office. She consciously decided, calculated, to re route her emails to a privately maintained main frame server that would reside in her house and be under her complete control and outside the sphere of governmental communication networking.  She kept at least three devices for communication.  Doesn’t know how this works?  Just a lucky accidental circumvention of the standard operating procedures of the office Secretary of State rather than a calculated move, right?

Gone are the alleged bridal emails and thousands of yoga emails.  She fully grasped the concept of “wiping” in that instance.  That strong interest in yoga and the pantsuits just don’t jibe. So much of Hillary doesn’t.

The media treatment of the issue of her server, and her response that this is somehow an unfair personal attack, misses the national security gravity of the issue.  Her server most assuredly had less security than the large hacking events at Sony, Global Payment Systems, Zappos, Adobe, Target, Neiman Marcus, Yahoo, Michaels.  Information on her server, in the wrong hands, might put her in a blackmail situation.  As President, what might Hillary do to protect her image and legacy, and at what cost to the country?

When and if Hillary is nailed to the wall with undeniable evidence of wrongdoing, she will likely make the graceful exit.  We might be left wondering whether the crux of the violation was a national security issue or a multi country shakedown scheme for the Clinton Foundation.

However, Hillary is just a little too good at playing stupid.  One begins to wonder how much of an act it is.

Hillary is just a little too good at playing stupid. 

“Wipe? You mean like with a cloth?” she says in answer to a question about her private email server.  She continued on to declare she doesn’t know much about the digital technology involved.

These are curious statements, jests, and admissions for someone seeking the highest office in the land.  Hillary essentially says with these statements that she is technology ignorant.  We are to believe she missed the tech revolution.  Where was she?

Hillary portrays herself in a poor light with the declarations that she just doesn’t know how all this stuff works.  Presidential?  Ignorance is not a quality one would expect of a presidential candidate.  I guess we can file this with her dismissive nature, “At this point what difference does it make?”

Hillary hides from questioning for good reason.  Expect more of the same.  But when MSNBC starts to pile on, and your husband starts to do the moonwalk away from you, even money can not reverse the tide.  Deny, deflect, delay is the Clinton model.

Secretary of State Clinton decided to rework the mandated records protocol of her office. She consciously decided, calculated, to re route her emails to a privately maintained main frame server that would reside in her house and be under her complete control and outside the sphere of governmental communication networking.  She kept at least three devices for communication.  Doesn’t know how this works?  Just a lucky accidental circumvention of the standard operating procedures of the office Secretary of State rather than a calculated move, right?

Gone are the alleged bridal emails and thousands of yoga emails.  She fully grasped the concept of “wiping” in that instance.  That strong interest in yoga and the pantsuits just don’t jibe. So much of Hillary doesn’t.

The media treatment of the issue of her server, and her response that this is somehow an unfair personal attack, misses the national security gravity of the issue.  Her server most assuredly had less security than the large hacking events at Sony, Global Payment Systems, Zappos, Adobe, Target, Neiman Marcus, Yahoo, Michaels.  Information on her server, in the wrong hands, might put her in a blackmail situation.  As President, what might Hillary do to protect her image and legacy, and at what cost to the country?

When and if Hillary is nailed to the wall with undeniable evidence of wrongdoing, she will likely make the graceful exit.  We might be left wondering whether the crux of the violation was a national security issue or a multi country shakedown scheme for the Clinton Foundation.

However, Hillary is just a little too good at playing stupid.  One begins to wonder how much of an act it is.