President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager denied that he or others directed Hillary Clinton to pounce on Republican Sarah Palin as a vice presidential nominee designed purely to appeal to women, rebutting a claim in Clinton’s new memoir “Hard Choices.”
John Sununu, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, and David Plouffe, a one-time political adviser to President Barack Obama, sparred during an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, on the political impact of the health-care law and discussed the 2016 presidential race.
The White House’s top political adviser, downplaying the significance of the unemployment rate in the 2012 election, said the Republican candidates are offering the same policies that caused the economic crisis and targeted one potential opponent -- Mitt Romney.
No Democrat will likely be able to mount a serious challenge to Hillary Clinton in the next presidential campaign if she decides to run, David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s former top political adviser, said.
White House senior adviser David Plouffe said Republican Mitt Romney is “disingenuously” hiding his positions from voters as polls show the U.S. presidential contest deadlocked in the campaign’s final days.
Former Senator John Sununu, a New Hampshire Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects House Republicans will pass legislation this year offering undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. legal status to remain in the country. Former Obama White House adviser David Plouffe, speaking on the same program, disagreed with Sununu over whether the legislation should grant undocumented immigrants status short of citizenship.
A former top political adviser to President Barack Obama called the Democratic loss in Florida’s special congressional race “a screaming siren,” warning that the party needs to do more to motivate supporters in November’s nationwide elections.