Blake Rutherford, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Public Strategies, appeared on "After the Bell" on Fox News to discuss recent developments in the 2016 election, including the September 7th Commander-in-Chief Forum and Hillary Clinton’s tarmac press appearance on the next day. When asked about her performance in the Forum, Blake said, “The point was for each candidate to demonstrate whether or not they are prepared to be Commander-in-Chief, and Hillary Clinton [affirmatively] answered that question.” He also explained that he thought the messaging during the press appearance served to demonstrate that “Hillary Clinton is available to the press and has been available,” disagreeing with the notion that this press conference’s purpose was to address her lack of accessibility.
The conversation shifted to Donald Trump’s series of proposals as a means to diffuse claims he has failed to offer meaningful policy recommendations. Blake noted, “Donald Trump has been long on style and short on substance and trailing as badly as he is, he certainly had to start articulating sensible policy positions. I don’t think he is there, but he is certainly trying.”
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