I don't really like Andrea Mitchell as a rule, but she is holding Hillary's feet to the fire here.
Already asked Hillary about being perceived as a liar, and is now asking her about her likability deficit. Hillary answers like a policy wonk, instead of with an emotional response.
Hillary refuses to answer questions about Joe Biden. That is smart on her part.
Hillary is now defending the Iran deal. And explaining how she will enforce it, and expand upon it, when she is elected President.
Calls Donald Trump's campaign an "unfortunate development in American politics."
Hilary: Trump great at "innuendo, conspiracy theories and defaming people."
A few tweets:
Hillary turned the question about being careful with her words on its head! That is why HRC will be the next President #Hillary2016— So. DSM for Hillary (@SoDSM4Hillary) September 4, 2015
Hillary now talking about women's rights. This is her strong suit.Clinton: "I advocated for a more robust response when Assad began slaughtering his own people" #Hillary2016 #MSNBC— Culture of Truth (@Bobblespeak) September 4, 2015
Damn, Andrea is asking Hillary if she is worried that this nomination is slipping away, again. Even mentioned the tears on the 2008 campaign trail.
Okay the interview is over, and I think overall Hillary did well. She was controlled, consistent, and confident.
Updatge: Hillary's response on the e-mails. (This took place before I started live blogging.):
She explained that she had used a personal email account as a senator from New York and didn't spend much time considering alternatives when she became secretary of state in 2009. "I did all my business on my personal email [in the Senate]," Clinton said. "I was not thinking a lot when I got in [to the State Department]. There was so much work to be done. We had so many problems around the world. I didn't really stop and think what kind of email system will there be."
"This was fully above board, people knew I was using a personal email, I did it for convenience. I sent emails that I thought were work related to people's dot gov accounts," she added.
I am not sure that it will placate many critics (Actually I know it won't.), but it seems that not thinking about the personal e-mail and how it might be perceived by others will ultimately be her explanation and defense.