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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tortoise Trump and the Hillary the Hare

Days after the Republican convention, an ecstatic Politico reported on July 25: "Clinton campaign pulls ads from Colorado."

From Politico then:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pulling its television advertisements from Colorado, at least temporarily, after building a sizable and durable lead in the traditional battleground state.
Maybe that was not the best decision.

From the Denver Post on Wednesday:
A Reuters/Ipsos survey released this week gave Trump a narrow edge in a two-way race, 43 percent to 41 percent — his first lead in Colorado in the 2016 election. It follows two other recent polls showing the presidential race as a dead heat or within 5 percentage points.
As readers should know, my theory is to win big and not worry about the Electoral College. With one exception (which involved vote fraud in 1876), if you win a majority of the popular vote, you are in.

But the point is, Democrats thought Hillary would coast to victory -- as recently as three weeks ago.

From Politico on August 24:
With 75 days until Election Day and new emails once again casting a pall over her campaign, Hillary Clinton aims to “run out the clock,” confidants say, on the latest chapters of the overlapping controversies that have dogged her campaign since the start.
According to allies and operatives close to the campaign, Clinton’s team thinks “they can ride out” any negative reaction to a set of new emails that show Clinton Foundation officials trying to set up State Department meetings for donors during her tenure as the nation's top diplomat.
“That doesn’t mean no response,” one Clinton team insider said, “but a muted one rather than a five-alarm fire.”
It's a strategy borne, in part, of a belief held deeply by Clinton herself that the email controversy is a fake scandal and that voters are as sick of it as the candidate herself — and by the profound weaknesses of Clinton's opponent.
It is not just Colorado. Politico reported this on August 4:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has left Virginia off its upcoming battleground-state television ad buy beginning next week — the second state to be dropped in recent weeks as Clinton holds a significant lead over Donald Trump nationally and in key states.
The Hill posted this today:
Donald Trump is gaining ground on Hillary Clinton in the swing state of Virginia, according to a new poll.
Clinton leads Trump by 3 points among likely voters in the state, within the margin of error for the survey by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies.
Ah the tortoise and the hare.

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Cecil Turtle.


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  1. Don't think turtles are very athletic? Watch a pair of box turtles have sex sometime.

  2. The Trump Tortoise analogy is actually quite apt, if you figure in the Roman legionary testudo formation.

  3. On Inauguration Day, Hillary will be heard screaming, "Oooohhh, you..., you..., toitle, you".

  4. The comparison is indeed apt; Team Crooked Hillary Rotten Clinton has one hare-brained scheme after another to drag their corpsey candidate to the finish line.

  5. Hillary as quick as a hare? I don't think that's quite right.

    I think it's more like King of the Hill where Hillary was lifted up, by the entire Washington establishment (Ds, Rs, and media) to the top of the hill where she was expected to stay put ... and they were counting on nobody being even willing to put in the effort to shove her off.

    (Plus they miscalculated and thought her position up there would be stable but it turned out to be unbalanced and precarious.)

    1. Yeah, David, agree. I think Trump is actually up about 16 right now and their internal polls are flashing red. Which is why she rose, heroically, from her sick bed to get back into the game. Good luck with that. You'll be doing another face plant soon enough. Hello, Joe Biden!

      God this country is effed up right now. Help us Lord.

  6. hillary getting off the campaign trail should improve her numbers. When people actually see and hear her they are turned off.
    Where Trump wins he needs to win big. He has to make sure the dems cannot find "a box of uncounted ballots in the trunk of a car" that provides a win for hillary.

  7. Notice how, ever since the falls started, no Leftard reporter talks about Hillary "hitting the campaign trail"?

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