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Tue May 3, 2016, 09:10 AM

 

'Pivot to the General:' Heard on the News This Morning

I am writing this from memory, I listen to NPR in Albany (WAMC) on my way to work or to run errands on my days off.

Points made this morning:

- Hillary (that's how they refer to her) conceded the primary to Obama ('08) even though the popular vote seemed to be in her favor.

- Bernie (that's how they refer to him) stands a chance at damaging the party if he goes to the convention.

- Hillary is in GE mode. She is way ahead of the Republicans in campaign momentum, because...

- Trump is still in primary mode

- However, Trump is a 'formidable' GE candidate (their words)

- Trump gets a disproportionate amount of media coverage, even negative coverage is still coverage

- The media likes Clinton, but she is not a headline grabber like Trump, and it is more difficult to 'sell newspapers' with her

- The Republican establishment does not like Trump, and that is what makes him attractive to his voters

- Recent polls are showing a very tight race (Clinton/Trump), switching back and forth between which candidates are leading - and all the polls are in the single digits.

- Bernie would still do better than Clinton in the GE

Now mind you, this is from memory, the show is still on now.

EDIT: Even the most liberal reporter (on a very liberal station) does not believe Trump would build a wall or deport that many people.

May you live in interesting times.

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