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Washington Post: Clinton has weaknesses as a candidate. What can she do?

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posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:34 AM

Hillary Clinton’s declining personal image, ongoing battle to break free of the challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders and struggle to adapt to an anti-establishment mood among voters this year have become caution signs for her campaign and the focus of new efforts to fortify her position as she prepares for a bruising general election.

More than a dozen Clinton ­allies identified weaknesses in her candidacy that may erode her prospects of defeating Donald Trump, including poor showings with young women, untrustworthiness, unlikability and a lackluster style on the stump. Supporters also worry that she is a conventional candidate in an unconventional election in which voters clearly favor renegades.
Even supporters agree: Clinton has weaknesses as a candidate. What can she do?

This election is no lock for Clinton. If she gets her party's nomination and she makes it to November without being indicted; she still may be in trouble. Just look at the following:

Sit down liberals, this is going to come as a shock to you.

A new poll showed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with a sizeable lead over Hillary Clinton among Hispanic voters, the Daily Caller reported.

The One America News / Gravis Marketing poll tapped 1,500 registered voters, ten percent of whom were Hispanic. It has a plus or minus 2.5 percent margin of error.

The poll did find some slightly good news for Democrats as it showed Clinton leading Trump 51 to 49 percent when the two candidates were the only options.
Hispanics hate Trump? National poll looks into it–and gets a BIGTIME reality check

My understanding is that if Trump wins the Hispanic vote, he wins the presidency. I heard a fascinating point about that just today. Hispanics may not be insulted by Trump's wall idea for a very simple reason. They may look at illegal immigrants from Mexico as competition that could take their jobs.

So, ironically, what everyone thought might push the Hispanic vote away from Trump may help him tremendously.

This whole thing is better than a soap opera; that's for sure. Watching this unfold from day to day is a blast.

edit on 16-5-2016 by Profusion because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 16 2016 @ 12:46 AM
a reply to: Profusion

Clinton has SEVERAL weaknesses if she gets the democratic nod.

She will be going against Trump. He won't play nice.

She will lose the female vote in a second when he runs non-stop ads about her defending Bill while demonizing the women he used.

She will lose the LBGT vote when he runs non-stop ads about her flip-flop stance on that.

She will lose the Black vote when he runs non-stop ads about her calling young black males super-predators.

I really don't think Hilldog can beat the Trumpster in the general election, but hey who knows. Maybe this is going according to plan and Trump is the guy that could seal her election by not trying.

He did his part and got the R nomination. Maybe that's all he was going for.

posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:21 AM
She should do the right thing and concede before the convention, but we know that's not going to happen unless the DNC suddenly suffers from a severe case of buyers remorse.

edit on 16-5-2016 by Konduit because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:56 AM
Trump better be doing some prep work on how to run against Joe Biden. Hillary is not going to make it.

posted on May, 16 2016 @ 01:58 AM
The DNC is the party that is going to be left fractured.
Enough Bernie voters will go over to Trump. Not because they like Trump or turned into GOP loyal members but because they can vote against Hillary.
I see no way of Hillary healing the split and appealing to Bernie's voters. She has been exposed as weak by them, losing in many States and barely winning the popular vote in many many others.

posted on May, 16 2016 @ 03:13 AM
a reply to: TinfoilTP

What right minded Sanders supporter would think Trump is better then Clinton if they don't support Clinton? They have very similar policies. Unless Trump has not putting up a big act to get the GOP nomination, he is a very middle of the road candidate just like Clinton. If they cannot support Clinton why the hell would the support someone that might be farther from the center then her?
edit on 16-5-2016 by Pyle because: my gammer was bad

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