An email from Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, called two top Democrats who were holding out on endorsing her “needy” and asked Clinton to call them.
According to The Daily Caller, the August 2015 email was titled ““Needy Latinos and 1 easy call.”
In the WikiLeaks-released email, Podesta then talked about the two “needy” Latinos Hillary ought to woo: Federico Pena, Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Transportation, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a 2008 presidential candidate.
“Ken Salazar who has been an absolute trooper really wants to get Fedrico Pena on board,” Podesta wrote.
“I talked to Pena early, before March and he hemmed and hawed. Ken had lunch with him early this week and reports the following, he’s close to committing but carrying some baggage. Fed never said this to me but he confided to Ken that his cabinet stints ripped up his family, he gave everything to the cause and no time to his family, he went through a messy divorce in the late 90’s and was left really down and felt like no one reached out to him then so he felt pretty cut off from Clinton World.”
However, “(h)is life now revolves around his new wife, Cindy, who is a supporter of yours and came to the fundraiser at the Chambers house.”
So, Podesta said Clinton should minister to this “needy” Latino by asking him how he was doing. Sounds like something that anyone with a thimble-full of compassion would have done a lot time ago, but let’s not forget this is the candidate who needs to be told when to smile.
As for Richardson, Podesta said, “I have pressed Bill, but I think it will take a call from you to get a formal endorsement. He’s on ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday. Probably worth a quick call to ask him to stay stout and publicly endorse, but if it’s too galling, don’t bother.”
Boy, how needy.
Of course, if this were Trump, this would be a bigger scandal than the “Access Hollywood” tape. But since it’s Hillary Clinton? Crickets galore.