It has become somewhat of a “parlor game” to try to guess how many questions Mrs. Clinton has taken from reporters so far on the campaign trail. Apparently it depends on how you count.
NPR on Wednesday compiled a list of 13 reporter queries to the former secretary of state since she announced her candidacy via web video on April 12. Clinton has not held any news conferences, nor has she conducted any sit-down interviews with reporters — facts her Republican rivals are gleefully pointing out. Here is NPR’s full tally.
Other media outlets (including Poltico) have previously reported that Clinton has been asked only eight questions, though some of them are thematically similar.
NPR counts 13, including:
– “How are you liking Iowa?” (Clinton’s answer: “I’m having a great time.”)
– “What would you say to Americans who want to know why you are running?”
– “You lost Iowa in 2008. How do you win this time? What’s your strategy?” (Answer: “I’m having a great time. Can’t look forward any more than I am.”)
On the other hand, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina took 322 questions in her campaign’s first eight days according to Breitbart.
“Unlike Hillary Clinton, I am not afraid to answer questions about my track record or my accomplishments or my principles,” said Fiorina.Wait, Hillary Clinton HAS principles?