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▪ “The thing is, she has these dark sunglasses on. She just was another lady.” — Charles Wright, a manager of a Chipotle restaurant in Maumee, Ohio, near Toledo learning that Hillary Clinton had dined at his restaurant.
No one recognized Mrs. Clinton until a reporter called to ask about her visit. Even then, Wright insisted that the report was false — until he reviewed surveillance recordings that revealed that Clinton had, in fact, dined there.
▪ “So to have that label put on him, that really upset me, I will say.” — Kelley Paul, wife of GOP presidential hopeful Rand Paul, defending her husband against charges that he’s sexist.
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Paul picked up the label after he sparred recently with two female news hosts. Kelley Paul said her husband values other people’s talents and abilities “for who they are.”
▪ “Eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough.” — NRA President Wayne LaPierre on President Barack Obama.
LaPierre pledged that the organization would fight Clinton’s bid for the White House with everything it has.
▪ “I still don’t hear his name from conservatives at all.” — conservative Iowa radio host Steve Deace on Sen. Marco Rubio’s struggles with the right following his support for a bipartisan immigration bill that would have been the most sweeping set of changes in a generation.
Deace said the reason for the silence has everything to do with Rubio’s work on the issue, which his advisers warned him to avoid.
▪ “She really has lived the life of a 1-percenter these last several years, and it shows.” — Steven Law, the CEO for American Crossroads, on the Democratic attempt to brand Clinton as concerned about the plight of middle-class Americans.
Law pointed out that Clinton has admitted to not have driven a car for decades. The GOP appears to be coalescing around a theme that Clinton is too wealthy and out-of-touch and plays by her own rules.