Trying not to be defensive, but I’m puzzled by the idea that we shouldn’t take Clinton’s education talk seriously: https://t.co/I7cWLwnlF8
— Libby Nelson (@libbyanelson) November 18, 2015
Vox’s Libby Nelson took to Twitter yesterday with some interesting responses to my post about how she had covered Hillary Clinton’s school reform critique:
“Trying not to be defensive, but I’m puzzled by the idea that we shouldn’t take Clinton’s education talk seriously.”
“What’s the point of covering policy in a campaign if we assume that policy talk is just easily disregarded campaign promises?”
“I don’t think political science can necessarily explain *everything* but this is convincing to me.”
“Anyway, 1) Clinton isn’t just saying this stuff to unions 2) As far as I know, she’s not having roundtables with DFER, etc.”
I’m not convinced that campaign rhetoric should be covered so directly, but I appreciate her sharing her thoughts (and no doubt many will agree with them).
Related posts: Different Ways To Cover Clinton Campaign Rhetoric.