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Monday, March 21, 2016

How Hillary can beat Trump

Earlier today I trashed Hillary Clinton's plan for defeating Trump in the general election. She is using 1990s tactics that failed to stop an unknown senator in 2008 when she had a huge lead.

Hillary needs to do two things: 1. Fire her advisers. 2. Get better help on the campaign trail.


Julián Castro


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.

15 comments:

  1. Edwin Everett told Lincoln that he had nailed it in his speech.

    - Mikey NTH

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  2. Edward Everett.

    Sheesh.

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  3. ardent acolytes Is that another name for the dumbest of the dumb?

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    1. New heavy metal band.

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    2. "And now all of you headbangers give it up for the new Masters Of Metal *cheers, guitars going to feedback, fireworks exploding*

      The Acolytes of Ardency!!!!!

      *more cheers, fireworks, slamming drum intro to "Engines on Asphalt"*

      - Mikey NTH

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  4. Hillary, we are told, has a hard time making a decision.

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  5. Julian Castro is to the left of Fidel. No Democrat can question open borders, nor will cabal Republicans.

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  6. Julian Castro is to the left of Fidel. No Democrat can question open borders, nor will cabal Republicans.

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  7. If Hillary picks a Hispanic over an African-American as her running mate, it's going to cost the Democrat Party a lot more walking-around money for the votes of black people and to keep them on the plantation. I expect Trump, the miracle worker, to find a Jewish black Hispanic woman to run as his VP. If anyone can do it, The Donald can.

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  8. Trump needs to not only beat Hillary - he needs to beat her by enough to overcome the edge that Diebold will give Hillary. I don't know what percentage Diebold will program in for, but they have to make it look plausible. They can't, for example, give 99% of the vote to Hillary in districts that use electronic voting. I'll speculate the Diebold advantage for Hillary will be 5-10%.

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    1. Why not, Obama was scoring 100%s.

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  9. A tar baby is something you can't get rid of once you touch it.

    He is clearly Teflon...nothing sticks to him.

    Maybe Corbomite Candidate would be a better fit.

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  10. If you're going to have Booth extol Hillary's virtues, how in the hell do you expect it to be lengthy. Nobody can be expected to lie that much with a straight face, or in order to retain a shred of dignity.

    And please, please with Julian. If they thought Palin was a joke with her time as governor, then Julian's time in a ceremonial position (SA is run by a city manager) will be tons of fun to watch them defend. But then again, I had a leftist tell me last week, with a straight face, that Rubio wasn't ready for prime time because of his short time in the senate. That was from someone who voted for Obama twice.

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  11. I think "rope a dope" is a better analogy than "tar baby".

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  12. Julian Castro is an empty suit. Hillary Clinton is a pantsuit full of lies, deceit, graft, bile, and total incompetence. How do you improve on that image? - Elric

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