Andrea Mitchell Mesmerized by Clinton and Warren: ‘Magic on Stage’

Monday on Andrea Mitchell Reports, the host salivated over the “magic on stage” at the Clinton/Warren rally in Cincinnati earlier in the day. Mitchell and Anita Dunn, former White House communications director, went back and forth as they praised the pair for their “very real” chemistry on stage. They went on and on, suggesting the women looked like a “pretty good winning ticket for the fall” who resembled the “boomer magic” of Bill Clinton and Al Gore.

ANDREA MITCHELL: The event just ended. And I want to bring in former White House communications director and senior Obama campaign advisor, Anita Dunn in Washington. Anita, you watched this event, it did seem like magic on that stage. 

ANITA DUNN: Andrea, it's hard to describe. I think that -- but I think Democrats across the country probably looked at this event and thought they saw a pretty good winning ticket for the fall. The chemistry looked very real. The arguments worked very well, and there was a sense of them being complementary in the same way that Bill Clinton and Al Gore always looked complementary to each other as well.

MITCHELL: Even their colors seem to match. [Laughs] And blend in with each other.

Apparently Mitchell also tasted this “magic” on campaign bus trips with Bill Clinton and Al Gore over twenty years ago:

MITCHELL: …You mentioned Gore, I was on those original bus trips. All of the bus trips actually with Bill Clinton and Al Gore and of course their spouses, and there was something that was, you know, that was the boomer magic. That was a generational shift from what had preceded it across the country. And you got a little taste of that today.

Finally, we were once again reminded that the page in Clinton’s imaginary book has been turned:

DUNN: …You, you look at Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton up there today, and you also had a sense of a page being turned where women cannot only run for president, win their party's nomination, but an Elizabeth Warren can go on TV and say yes, I am qualified. 

In short, MSNBC’s viewers got a magical taste of a page being turned by two very liberal politicians. One thing that predictably didn’t occur to Mitchell and Dunn is whether these Democrats are too liberal for America.

All of that from one campaign rally? Fascinating.

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06-27-16 MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports
12:10:37 PM – 12:13:08 PM

ANDREA MITCHELL: The event just ended. And I want to bring in former White House communications director and senior Obama campaign advisor, Anita Dunn in Washington. Anita, you watched this event, it did seem like magic on that stage. 

ANITA DUNN: Andrea, it's hard to describe. I think that -- but I think Democrats across the country probably looked at this event and thought they saw a pretty good winning ticket for the fall. The chemistry looked very real. The arguments worked very well, and there was a sense of them being complementary in the same way that Bill Clinton and Al Gore always looked complementary to each other as well.

MITCHELL: Even their colors seem to match. [Laughs] And blend in with each other.

DUNN:  I wasn’t going to go there.

MITCHELL: I know, I know. I briefly I was on that rope line trying to get a question in, Elizabeth Warren was adept at not answering a question as she took pictures and selfies with people. Hillary Clinton when I said, how did she do? She said it was a great event, it was a great event. Speaking directly to the question of how did Elizabeth Warren do? So that was a response, you know, Anita we’ve talked about this in other shows, but it does seem like there is sort of a hard to define quality. You mentioned Gore, I was on those original bus trips. All of the bus trips actually with Bill Clinton and Al Gore and of course their spouses, and there was something that was, you know, that was the boomer magic. That was a generational shift from what had preceded it across the country. And you got a little taste of that today.

DUNN: I brought it up for a reason as well because Al gore was not a conventional choice for Bill Clinton. He was generationally the same, geographically the same ideologically the same, but it did work as a, because there was a sense of this page being turned in the country's politics. You, you look at Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton up there today, and you also had a sense of a page being turned where women cannot only run for president, win their party's nomination, but an Elizabeth Warren can go on TV and say yes, I am qualified. I have to say, I take a little issue with Tim Kaine’s full response when he says nobody ever says that they’re qualified. When you run for president, you are saying to the American people that you are qualified for that job. And I think it's 2016 and women can say, yes, I'm qualified to be vice president. Yes, I'm qualified to be president. And that, I think, visually was a really important message today.


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