It may not be the wealth gaffes that are driving down Hillary Clinton's poll numbers, but rather the higher levels of scrutiny that come with being a likely presidential contender.
Hillary Clinton's personal finances have recently become a popular topic to debate over. But why the topic has become controversial isn't about how much money Hillary Clinton and her family has – it is about the rise in wealth inequality in the US, writes Robert Reich.
A Hillary Clinton speech in Las Vegas will cost the University of Nevada $225,000. That fee leaves Mitt Romney in the dust, and as voters shift their views of the presumed presidential candidate, it has focused more attention on her finances.
Chinese publishers have declined to purchase translation rights for Clinton's bestseller, said publisher Simon & Schuster, and China's major import agency will not import the book in English.
Hillary Clinton insists she's no Mitt Romney when it comes to appearing out of touch with America's middle class. But she now concedes that her remarks about her own family's financial status were 'inartful.'
The Hillary Clinton wealth flap is still going strong, and some pundits are wondering if she is simply a bad campaigner. Others note that now is the right time to make mistakes.