DNC Disaster: Hillarys Re-Entry Stamp Got Washed Off And Now She Cant Get Back In
After three contentious days of intraparty friction, the last thing the Democrats needed was another fiasco on their hands. Today they got a big one: While stepping out for a bit, Hillary Clinton accidentally washed off her re-entry stamp, and now she cant get back inside.
Could this timing be any worse?
During a quick break from last-minute revisions on her speech, the Democratic presidential nominee slipped out of the Wells Fargo Center to grab a Reuben and a Gatorade from a nearby deli. While washing up, Hillary absentmindedly rinsed off her inner wrist, leaving the stamp illegible.
Although Clinton insisted that a faint outline was still visible, security at the VIP entrance wouldnt budge, ignoring her pleas for them to look closer.
Yikes. From a political standpoint, this could be disastrous. Under the media microscope, Hillary cant afford to rely on just wandering from entrance to entrance, asking random attendees to go tell Bill or Tim to come out and vouch for her. And she certainly didnt project sound judgment by just grabbing a wad of bills from her purse and leaving itand her phonein her green room.
To her credit, the former First Lady has handled the situation with presidential grace. She moved quickly to install herself in a local Barnes & Noble Caf, where she remains on the lookout for someone who seems like they might let her borrow their phone. Reception inside the Wells Fargo Center is admittedly dodgy, but Hillary is confident shell be able to get a Facebook message through to one of the top party officials inside. However, if the situation continues to spiral, theres no telling what kind of narrative shell be stuck with moving into the general election.
With so much at stake this election, Hillary really cant afford to keep making mistakes like this, because its only going to get tougher from here.