Report: Clinton Nixed Plan to Tout Iran Deal Support After Its Unpopularity With Voters Became Clear
Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton originally intended to tout her support of the July 2015 Iran nuclear agreement as part of her campaign to reach the White House, but later nixed the plan after it became clear the deal was a losing issue with voters, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday.
The report was based on a Clinton campaign strategy document published by Wikileaks and sources who spoke with the Free Beacon.
“Use Iran as a case study for both her accomplishments and the political process story on our turning their attack into a positive,” the leaked document proposed. “This could include an oped on the case for Iran, stories around how she started this whole process, activating key diplomatic voices on TV and in other outlets to show her work.”
Citing campaign strategists, the Free Beacon report said Clinton changed course after realizing the negative impact the Iran deal was having on Democrats.
A DC-based pollster told The Algemeiner last week that the Iran deal was weighing down Democratic candidates in congressional races around the country.
“There is clear evidence that the Iran deal is bad politics,” the pollster said. “Voters don’t like it and distrust politicians who support it.”