Now that Hillary Clinton has officially launched her campaign and hit the trail to Iowa, questions are brewing over how she will re-introduce herself in her second run for the White House.
On Monday’s Rundown, msnbc’s Abby Huntmsan said that Clinton’s greatest challenge will be that “she has to become somebody that she’s not.”
“The reality is that you cannot win a campaign based off a beautiful video,” Huntsman said in reference to the two-minute long announcement Clinton posted online Sunday.
As Clinton attempts to further distance herself from Republican hopefuls who are specifically targeting younger constituents, it is still uncertain what role former President Bill Clinton will take in the campaign. Msnbc’s Senior Editor Beth Fouhy said she does not expect to see the former president make an appearance anytime soon. “He’s really going to stay in the background, at least for now,” Fouhy said, adding he would probably be her “closest adviser.”Clinton’s daughter Chelsea, on the other hand, will likely be a useful advocate in addition to granddaughter baby Charlotte as a talking point.
But if early polls are any indication that Clinton has a huge challenge ahead of her, there may be cause for concern: the latest Quinnipiac Poll revealed that 49% of Iowans say Hillary Clinton is not honest and trustworthy, while 43% say she is.
“All the boxes were checked, but can she hit the ground in Iowa and prove to people that she’s more than a smart campaign strategy memo, that she has the heart and the connection and that people can trust her?” msnbc’s Kystal Ball asked.
Clinton is expected to arrive in Monticello, Iowa Monday night before traveling to Norwalk for an event on Wednesday.
Watch our full conversation with Beth Fouhy, Abby Huntsman and Krystal Ball in the video player above,.