Doing diligence and background checks can be tedious, tough work so Democrats would prefer you just take their word for it. Take for example, Nancy Pelosi's famous quote where she assured voters on Obamacare, saying:
"It's going to be very, very exciting. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
And that turned out just fine, right? In fact, we recently highlighted the great success of Obamacare in a post which pointed out that certain providers were looking to impose 60% YoY premium increases in 2017. That's pretty good in a flattish real wage growth environment, right? Oh well, nothing we can do about it now that the bill has already been passed but at least now we know! Thanks, Nancy!
The Clinton campaign is now making an eerily similar argument for Hillary. When asked whether Hillary could convince voters that she could be trusted, her campaign manager, Robby Mook, suggested that voters will just have to elect her to find out. In a recent interview with Politico, Glenn Thrush asked Mr. Mook whether the campaign could really "move the dial on trust" with regards to Hillary. His response:
"I don't think people will fully appreciate who she is until, knock on wood, she's elected president."
So why get bogged down with endless, monotonous research on the various scandals surrounding the Clinton campaign? After all, as Tommy Boy taught us, "I can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking my head up a bull's ass, but I'd rather take a butcher's word for it." We might as well just elect her so we'll know once and for all whether she can truly be trusted. What could go wrong?
The full interview with Robby Mook can be heard below or the full transcript can be read here.