Originally Posted by Piobaire
I love this quote:
Remove "anti-intellectual" and she just perfectly described candidate Bill Clinton and I'm willing to be she had wet panties for Bill back then. Then her direct quote is pretty much something Trump would say as WTF does being polite have to do with understanding NATO?
Tell me when a professor at a first world university starts making those claims.
Originally Posted by wojt
you must be someone important
I love the goals and strategy section. "Our goal should be to get our candidate to win. To do that, we'll draw distinctions between our candidate and potential competitors and attack them when we can."
Originally Posted by Gibonius
The Rise of Trump has been pretty well diagrammed, but nobody really talks about how we got stuck with Hillary. I guess everyone just assumed the fix was in and it wasn't worth thinking too much about.
I'm curious who the Democrats would have come up with if Hillary wasn't the Anointed One.
That's the problem on the D side right now. They don't have any good candidates. Maybe it will change after the election, but the Rs have a lock on a lot of areas: Senate, House, 23 states both governor and legislature, eight other states with legislature control, and eight more with governors. That's 80% of states. While the Republicans are losing on the Presidential side, they've been (mostly) quietly racking up wins around the country for the last six years.
Without Hillary, it probably would have been Biden though. No way would the DNC allowed Bernie to win. That would have splintered the Ds in a way like the the Dixiecrats or like the Teddy Roosevelt split in 1912.