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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:37 PM

Hillary's biggest campaign mistake, IMHO

Almost every Trump voter I know bought into and/or repeated the lie that the Clinton Foundation was corrupt.

Hillary's biggest mistake was to not blast national ads defending the Foundation.

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From the country's two largest and most trusted charity watchdog groups.
89% of our revenues spent directly on charity... higher than United Fund, higher than March of Dimes, among the highest for any large charity.
When you hear Fox News and other sites badmouth our Foundation don't believe them. Believe the facts.



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Reply Hillary's biggest campaign mistake, IMHO (Original post)
Goodheart Sep 2017 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Sep 2017 #1
Phoenix61 Sep 2017 #2
exboyfil Sep 2017 #3
bettyellen Sep 2017 #8
Hoyt Sep 2017 #4
zipplewrath Sep 2017 #5
procon Sep 2017 #6
MyOwnPeace Sep 2017 #7

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:41 PM

1. Certainly one of them, by Hillary's own admission.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:42 PM

2. Agree 100%

Should have flooded FB, tv, etc with adds covering the foundation rating and what it had accomplished.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:45 PM

3. I never understood it

One of her PACs should have taken this on to avoid any issues with spending charity cash. She continued to allow others to frame the narrative.

Pictures speak louder than words. The PAC could have produced slick television spots including interviews with those benefited by her charity. Perhaps even a documentary that would appear in the September time frame.

She should have also made available whoever was involved with the finances in a question and answer period with the press including follow up of any questions that could not be answered at the time.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:42 PM

8. I discussed that with a friend who hosts a radio show and she said the biggest recipients of the

 

The Foundations charity were foreigners, women and children, and that her audience would hate her for THAT. Ugh. Her audience is truckers.
This is the DU member formerly known as bettyellen.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:46 PM

4. Long before Trump, Democratic opposition to Clinton was playing that vile card.

By the general election, it was pretty much "truth" that even Democrats questioned her Foundation. In fact, they were spreading BS about Clinton funneling foreign money for favors. At that point, there was no way to counter when Trump was merely repeating what Democrats who opposed Clinton had said.

That's what ticks me off royally.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:53 PM

5. Can't agree

Usually, in politics, people form opinions and then accept the facts that confirm them and reject the facts that don't. The Clinton Foundation myths merely re-enforced the preconceived notion that the Clinton's were scheming opportunists. Even if one could debunk the myths, they'd just focus on something else.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:54 PM

6. She was doomed from the start. If she had defended the Clinton Foundation

the Republicans would have been screaming how she was promoting her business and trying to solicit donations to enrich herself because the whole thing was a scam. Never mind that Trump can do the same thing, he gets an automatic pass... IOKIYAR, you know. If she took the high road and ignored the baseless charges then Republicans would have been screaming that she was covering out some nefarious scandal.

She was in a no win situation, and she chose the high road, probably reasoning that if she remained silent they would have nothing to use against her.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:57 PM

7. And what's really absurd......

is what the "Trump Foundation" had/has been doing - a true scam!!!!

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