President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, says that "It would be a terrible mistake" for Hillary Clinton not to take questions from the press. Axelrod also once worked for the Clintons.
"I'm starting with a retort that's become familiar with Republicans, David Axelrod, which is: when is Hillary Clinton going to answer questions from the media? We did our own little math. And what's been amazing, since Hillary Clinton became a official candidate for president, there has been a Clinton that has taken quite a few meda questions on camera. Bill Clinton has taken 39 questions on camera, that includes Letterman, Cynthia McFadden, our colleague, also, a CNN interview. Hillary Clinton has done nine," said NBC's Chuck Todd.
"Part of that is because a lot of the questions were about the Clinton Foundation," said Axelrod. "And they made a decision to let him handle those. But look, I think she has to get out there, she has to answer questions. She has to do it routinely so it's not a major news event when she takes a few questions from the news media."
"It makes the press conference thing relevant."
"She has to start getting into the rhythm of a campaign where she's out there, she's answering questions, she making speeches. It would be a terrible mistake to not do that," said Axelrod.
Hillary Clinton has not conducted an interview or held a press conference since announcing her run for president of the United States over one month ago.