She's lost "the new car smell"

People Magazine’s worst selling issue this year? The one with Hillary Clinton on the cover.


According to a report from AdWeek on Monday, the June 16 issue of People featuring the former first lady and senator was the magazine's worst selling of 2014 with 503,890 copies sold.
Comment: See Hillary Clinton’s ‘new-car smell’ problem


  1. More: Why Hillary Is Not Inevitable: Bill’s Sordid Past:

    A high level Obama intimate who worked six years to put Obama in the Casa Blanca told me at a recent dinner party that the friction between the Clintons and Obamas are very real. The president’s “endorsement” of Hillary was Obama at his passive-aggressive best. After saying Hillary would be “good president” he talked about “mileage” and the public’s interest in a candidate “with a clean car smell” in response to a question about a woman who will be 69 when she runs for president.

    Hillary cannot wander too far from Obama, who is still wildly popular in the party’s base, while seeking the nomination. Yet a full embrace of Obama is potentially poisonous in the general election. The Democrats’ lock on independent, younger and Hispanic voters was broken in the last election. Obama has crumbled with key constituencies.

    More problematic is the Clintons’ past behavior. In fact, given the Clintons’ narrow escape in a slew of ethical scandals during the years of Bill’s governorship, presidency and post-presidency, I’d say the Clintons are pressing their luck.


    **The new public scrutiny of Bill Cosby is also problematic for Bill Clinton. I am not talking about consensual sex but, in some cases accusations of sexual assault, torn clothing, and at least three victims who say he bit their lips as a disarming move and to get them to remain silent. In short, Bill Clinton has a Bill Cosby problem.

    Eileen Wellstone, a 19-year-old English woman, said Clinton sexually assaulted her after she met him at a pub near the Oxford where Clinton was a student in 1969. In fact, Clinton was expelled from Oxford and earned no degree there.

    Juanita Broaddrick, a volunteer in Clinton’s gubernatorial campaign, said he raped her in 1978. Mrs. Broaddrick suffered a bruised and torn lip, which she said she suffered when Clinton bit her during the rape. Broaddrick gave a stunning interview to NBC’s Lisa Myers about the assault.

    Carolyn Moffet, a legal secretary in Little Rock in 1979, said she met Gov. Clinton at a political fundraiser and was invited to his hotel room. “When I went in, he was sitting on a couch, wearing only an undershirt. He pointed at his penis and told me to suck it. I told him I didn’t even do that for my boyfriend and he got mad, grabbed my head and shoved it into his lap. I pulled away from him and ran out of the room,” she said.

    Elizabeth Ward Gracen, the Miss Arkansas who won the Miss America crown in 1982, told friends she was forced by Clinton to have sex with him shortly after she won her state title. Gracen later told an interviewer that sex with Clinton was consensual. Her roommate Judy Stokes has said the ex-Miss Arkansas told her she was raped after the incident.

    Paula Corbin Jones, an Arkansas state worker, filed a sexual harassment case against Clinton after an encounter in a Little Rock hotel room where the then-governor exposed himself and demanded oral sex. Clinton settled the case with Jones with an $850,000 payment.

    Sandra Allen James, a former Washington, D.C., political fundraiser, said Clinton invited her to his hotel room during a political trip to the nation’s capital in 1991, pinned her against the wall and stuck his hand up her dress. She fled.

  2. The problem isn't the lack of the new car smell, but rather a number of other smells that 20+ years of experience with her family have left....

    BTW, going to be in Plymouth this Saturday for Deo Cantamus. Should we give you a call?


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