Understanding the factors that determined the 2016 election will require time and deep analysis. But Susan Bordo contributes to that understanding with The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, how the right and left vilified and brought down "an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate" through a combination of smears and misogyny. She compares the treatment of … Continue reading Did Hillary Lose Because of Misogyny?
A lot of Democrats and journalists are still criticizing Hillary Clinton as a bad candidate, and blaming her for the defeat in 2016. See the book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." But politics is a team sport, and no Democrat would be a successful president without bringing with them a Democratic Congress, at the … Continue reading Republican Will Probably Split Before Democrats Win Presidency Again
Hillary Clinton won, in the final tally, nearly three million more votes than Donald Trump, about the same number as Barack Obama did in 2012, and 48.2 percent of the vote compared to Trump's 46.1 percent. She won a larger percentage or margin of the popular vote than 14 (about one third) of US presidents -- … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Won Larger Percentage Or Higher Margin of Vote Than 14 Presidents
Hillary Clinton is now winning the popular vote by more than two million votes, and by the time all votes are counted, will probably garner a 48% to 46% margin over Donald Trump. That's unlikely to change Trump's assumption of the presidency on January 20, unless far more is known when the Electoral College votes … Continue reading 10 Suspicions of a Hacked Election
My friend who voted for Obama in 2008, now a Trump supporter, is not optimistic about the future with Hillary Clinton as president. It will be interesting to read her predictions in a few years and see if they play out: "I agree with Trump & Bernie that our entire political & media system is … Continue reading Trump Supporter Predicts Bleak U.S. Under Another President Clinton
Instead of consuming filtered characterisations by journalists, opinion-makers and spinmeisters of the important acceptance speeches of the two major party nominees, it is far more instructive to read texts of their acceptance speeches side by side, view the fact-checkers' analyses, compare the speeches, and make up one's own mind. First, I noted common ground between … Continue reading Comparing, Contrasting Clinton and Trump Acceptance Speeches
James Hohlman, Washington Post: Hillary could lose if she makes the following mistakes: Complacency. 2. Unforced Errors and Gaffes. 3. Not Inspiring. 4. Not being likeable enough. 5. Move too far to the right. 6. Move too far to the left. 7. Bungling VP selection. 8. Allowing herself to get defined as an insider. 9. Not … Continue reading How Hillary Could Lose