James Carville, the Democratic strategist who made his mark helping Bill Clinton into power, said in a column today that Hillary Clinton should put her campaign headquarters in Buffalo, if she runs for president.
In the column today in The Hill, Carville said that the farther she gets away from Washington if she runs, the better:
Now, most people of my generation fondly remember the 1967 film “The Graduate” and Mr. McGuire’s great exchange with young Benjamin. Mr. McGuire says “Plastics.” My advice can be summed just as succinctly: Buffalo.
That’s right. Buffalo, as in Buffalo, N.Y. The new site of campaign headquarters.
The political class always likes to talk about how things change and anything that happens is a seismic shift in the way politics will be handled. Well, I am going to go ahead and make a bold predictions about 2016.
Washington and the ways of Washington are going to be massively unpopular. Get the hell out. Go, and take everybody with you.
Carville added that Clinton has ties to Buffalo since she was the state’s U.S. senator and he said, “Let’s remember that Buffalo has the added benefit of being in one of your favorite areas in western New York.”