A man featured in Hillary Clinton's launch ad wants Democratic candidates to challenge Clinton in the primary. He made the comment this morning in an interview with CBS:
The CBS reporter asked, "Do you want more Democratic candidates in the field?"
"Yes," said the Iowa man featured in Hillary's ad. "I think it's better for the candidates, better for the voters to get the whole array of opinions, and I think it's better for Iowa."
Here's the transcript:
REPORTER: "What do you think about the way she announced her campaign?"
REPORTER: "I know you liked it."
IOWA VOTER SEAN BAGNIEWSKI: "I liked it a lot."
REPORTER: "Attorney Sean Bagniewski was in the video along with his wife and his dog."
REPORTER: "He says it was filmed a month and a half ago. And is he still eating the trash?"
BAGNIEWSKI: "He still is."
REPORTER: "Bagniewski has been a Clinton fan since fifth grade. but he still hopes other Democrats get in the race, including former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb. Do you want more Democratic candidates in the field?"
BAGNIEWSKI: "Yes. I think it's better for the candidates, it’s better for the voters to get the whole array of opinions and I think it's better for Iowa."
Speaking with Bill Kristol, longtime Bill Clinton aide Paul Begala said he wishes Hillary Clinton "had a really tough primary challenge." But, he admits, it's not likely this time around:
"On my side, you know, the press will try to pretend there's a fight. It would be better if Hillary had a fight. I'd rather she had a really tough primary challenge. I just don't see it coming," Begala said.