Trump is going to continue to use up all the oxygen in the room, in the media, in the national political consciousness. And HRC will be gasping for air and attention. The MSM dotes on him like a helicopter parent enabling a rotten, spoiled, bullying child.
Hillary has two public tonal and personality notes — monotone wonk for interviews, and ascending shrill for campaign rallies. Where Trump is clever and entertaining to his followers, and hypnotic like a poisonous cobra to the rest of us, she, unfortunately, is just very hard to listen to after about 15 minutes. And there is zero sense of wondering what unexpected thing she might say next.
Of course she will be able to nail him to the wall on all things presidential in one-on-one debates, but no voters are really going to be swayed at that point — everyone already knows that “what you see is what you get” with both of them. What is there to learn?
I hate this feeling of whiplash between thinking that this vicious ignorant buffoon could never get elected, and the sinking feeling that the outcome could be razor thin — in either direction.
You are quite right in your assessments. One other problem HRC has: she doesn’t do “exuberant excitement” well. Whoever is telling her to pose for pictures with the wide eyes and the insincere expression of joy should stop. It’s probably the same guy who thinks Facebook might be worth a try.
What disturbs me even more than this particular election (which I think will be closer than people think, because HRC generally underperforms her expectations) is that her policy predilections (cozying up to the plutocrats, no real interest in income redistribution, fairly satisfied with the status quo, interventionist abroad, etc. (we know these backwards and forwards) is likely to make the HRC first term the HRC last term (because of recession, social unrest, unpopular war, etc.). And at that point the theocratic reactionary Ted Cruz will have a unified and hungry GOP ready for the kill.
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