"At the end of the day" has been voted the most irritating, hackneyed expression in the English language. If once in a while it slips into our speech, no big whoop. But in her interview on With All Due Respect today, when Hillary's political director, Amanda Renteria, used the expression twice in her very first answer, it caught this NewsBuster's attention.
And so I found myself counting. Three, four--could this really go on? Yes! Five, and . . . a final sixth time before the interview finally ground to an end! Not to be too apocalyptic, but it has been said that losing the New York primary could be cataclysmic for Hillary. Is the end of days on the mind of the Clinton campaign?
AMANDA RENTERIA: You know, I think at the end of the day, people are going to look at who's going to get things done . . . And you know, we hope that at the end of the day, the conversation is one that we can continue to unify the party . . . But we also recognize that at the end of the day we've got to be talking about the issues that people care about . . . But at the end of the day we've got to have a plan and we knew this from the beginning . . . And at the end of the day we feel confident that we will have the pledged delegates . . . And at the end of the day, we would not say Senator Sanders is not qualified.