Hillary needs to do two things: 1. Fire her advisers. 2. Get better help on the campaign trail.
Donald Trump will defeat her in this campaign for the same reason he will win the nomination. He made the election a referendum on him. He is fresh and exciting. Hillary is old and boring. She is Jeb in a pants suit.
Hillary needs to be honest with herself and realize she is a terrible campaigner. She oftentimes looks like a Teletubby. She sounds shrill. And face it, only the most ardent acolytes believe her.
But that is OK, too. This can be fixed by the use of surrogates on the campaign trail. Not Bill. He has senior moments thankss to that heart attack, and as he approaches 70, tales to a younger generation of his sexual exploits with a 25-year-old intern sound positively icky, even though he was 50 or so at the time. Chelsea has a weak chin and a weaker voice. Hey, I am no prize either. This is show biz. Bernie Sanders -- hardly a matinée idol -- makes it work by looking scholarly and wise. He's also fresh.
So what should Hillary do? Get fresh surrogates. As she campaigns, she should appear on stage with local Democratic candidates. For example, if she comes to West Virginia, she should have Booth Goodwin (the likely Democratic nominee for governor) giving a lengthy introduction that extols her virtues. Each state has an up and comer, or well liked Democratic incumbent, who would only be too gad to help. You want to sell uniting the nation, then show unity. This also reduces the amount of time the audience would have to listen to her.
Hey, Edward Everett spoke for two hours at Gettysburg -- much to the delight of the audience as he was a great orator -- before President Lincoln took the stage. Lincoln spoke for three minutes. As a lad, I memorized that three-minute address, as did millions of other boys once upon a time.
The best thing for Missus Clinton would be the selection of Julián Castro as his running mate. The former mayor of San Antonio is learning Spanish to enhance his Hispanic credentials.
However, she also needs to work on her message. She needs to co-opt Trump's message. She needs to say we will deport and keep out the rapists and murderers, as well as tightening border control. Then she can add what she is really going to do: Reward illegal aliens with citizenship.
She also needs to admit that she made mistakes as Secretary of State.
Attacking Donald Trump is futile. He's a tar baby. Jeb attacked him. Jeb is gone. Rubio attacked him. Rubio is gone. Rosie O'Donnell attacked him. Rosie is gone.