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Thu May 5, 2016, 06:05 AM

 

Get ready for the nastiest presidential race any of us have ever seen

Source: Washington Post

Clinton is less unpopular than Trump, but that's not saying much. In the April NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, her numbers were far worse: 32 percent positive and 56 percent negative.

When you have two well-known and poorly regarded candidates running against each other, it means only one thing: It's not about winning, it's about making the other guy (or gal) lose. Neither Trump nor Clinton has much of a chance -- given their unfavorable numbers -- of convincing voters to make an affirmative choice for them. Instead, the best course of action will almost certainly be a prolonged attempt to tear down the other candidate, making him (or her) so unpalatable as to be disqualified.

Both Clinton and Trump offer a target-rich environment for that sort of race-to-the-bottom campaign.

She has spent the past 24 years in the national spotlight, accruing a series of controversies and confrontations that have already turned her into the Democrat that Republicans love to hate most. From her decision to use a private email server as secretary of state to her handling of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya; her reaction to her husband's infidelity to her failed push for health-care reform; as well as Travelgate: There is lots and lots of material for Trump to use.

Finally, neither Trump nor Clinton are shrinking violets when it comes to throwing a punch. Trump proved over and over again during his march to the Republican presidential nomination that he will say and do just about anything to win. Marco Rubio was sweaty. Jeb Bush was low energy. Ted Cruz was a liar. Ben Carson had a problem similar to that of child molesters. John Kasich ate like a pig.

And, even as he was waging political war with the Republican field, Trump gave every indication that he was itching to bring his attack-at-all-times approach to Clinton.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/04/get-ready-for-the-nastiest-presidential-race-you-have-ever-seen/

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Reply Get ready for the nastiest presidential race any of us have ever seen (Original post)
w4rma May 2016 OP
greymattermom May 2016 #1
w4rma May 2016 #2
bemildred May 2016 #3
freebrew May 2016 #4
Cosmocat May 2016 #6
world wide wally May 2016 #5

Response to w4rma (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 06:22 AM

1. It should be fun, then rapidly boring

both of them are subject to fat shaming, but I'll be Trump has a thinner skin than Hillary. Both have affairs to talk about, but I'm sure that Hillary has heard it all and is ready with a response that women will love. Again, I'll bet that Trump isn't used to hearing nasty criticism. He thinks only he can dish it out. Hillary will get him to lose it on the national stage, in front of us all. Just wait until they start talking about hair.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 06:34 AM

2. Let's get one thing straight. There won't be anything "fun" about this. (nt)

 

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Response to w4rma (Reply #2)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:47 AM

3. It will be lot of fun for a lot of us out here it TV-land, bank on it.

Politics in now reality-TV. Who will get voted off the island?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 08:56 AM

4. As long as She doesn't lose it...

HRC gets pretty nasty when put into a corner.

And it ain't pretty.

Recall that's what loses her elections.

The last debate, with the head-roll thing just about made me wretch.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:30 AM

6. I feel pretty strongly

that Hillary has a great personal advantage in a matchup with Trump for the reasons you note.

First, he is a this skinned as hell. Prototype bully who REALLY likes to dish it out, but can't take even the first shot.

Hillary will know this, and after a quarter century of taking blows in politics, will not stoop to his level, while finding ways to tweak him.

I know there is Hillary hate, but I am pretty sure he is going to end up losing his $hit and looking like a misogynistic jackass while making her look a bit sympathetic, in a way.

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Response to w4rma (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 11:09 AM

5. What I noticed about this list of Hillary's transgressions was that they are all Fox manufactured.

I think it was Goerring or Gobels (one of those Nazi assholes) that said, "if you repeat something often enough, people will believe it is the truth". Apparently, the RW media has even convinced the Dems that Hillary can't be trusted. She is not perfect by any means, but wouldn't you love to see Trump (or any Republican) be interrogated for eleven hours?

On the other hand, Trump will have every TV news show kissing his ass and making him a cohost (ask Joe and Mika). He can even call it in. Why bother paying for advertising?

The last thing we need this election are Dems repeating RW bullshit that will only serve to promote Trump.

And for Bernie supporters, tearing down Hillary will not get Bernie one vote. Just tell people what is good about Bernie. That is much more effective.

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