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Focus Attacks on the Most Vulnerable Democrat

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leave a House Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Hillary Clinton is one of the most unpopular politicians in America – with a negative rating of 55% according to a recent poll. If Republicans hope to win the presidency, Donald Trump should focus all criticism on this vulnerable opponent, rather than attacking more popular figures like President Bill Clinton and President Obama.

Though Obama won re-election with 51% of the electorate, a higher percentage now express a positive view of the president. The problem with Trump’s charges that Obama secretly sides with Islamic terrorists isn’t just their outrageous, conspiratorial nature but their dubious political impact. Even if Trump managed to hold every one of Romney’s 62 million voters he would still need to persuade some 6% of voters who backed Obama twice to switch their allegiance.

It won’t help to launch attacks on a lame duck chief executive enjoying a new burst of popular support, when he could aim more profitably at the weak candidate actually opposing him.

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  1. Nani  •  Jun 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Of course Hillary is unpopular; if we had nominated anyone half way decent, the MSM would be having a heart attack. I remember seeing a skit where a future Hillary told a past Hillary : "Guess who's the GOP nominee?" When told it was Donald Trump, both Hillarys jumped up and down screaming " We're going to be president!!!"

    Yes, indeed. We've seen why the SCOTUS appointment is important when they refused to ok Obama's executive's order for illegals. Well, get use to a new SCOTUS as justice after justice retires/dies and liberal activist judges take their place. And thanks to Trump's toxicity, there will be no need for Democrats to do a sit in because they will take back Congress and take away our rights to guns. Remember, the constitution can be "amended". No right is set in concrete. That is what Congress does, MAKE AND AMEND LAWS.

    In the seven years since 9/11, there was NO terrorist attack. In the 7 years that Obama has been president, there has been one EACH year. Remember that when Hillary pulls an Obama like manner of dealing with terrorism.

    I can go on and on, but in the end, all that was lost in the last 8 years and all that will be lost during Hillary's time, is the fault of every pundit who for the sake of ratings JOINED their Liberal counterpart in bashing all things Republican. Thanks to them, there is no one to stop the Liberal agenda.

    And it is the fault of every person who voted for Trump and / or refused to support someone that was NOT a bully and a con man. I have spent the last 8 years, hoping that conservatives would look in the mirror and LEARN. Obviously they haven't–well it looks like they will have at least another 4 years.

    • Franco  •  Jun 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Republican bashing? You mean like when Medved would routinely bash Cruz?

  2. Rizzo  •  Jun 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Nani…. You're a loser. Pick Trump or Hillary. Shit or get off the pot.
    You have already said you won't vote, so your opinion no longer counts.
    There has NEVER been a perfect candidate. You get what you get. Neither candidate is ideal, but one candidate is CLEARLY wrong for America. Make your choice and quit bitching about the nominated candidates. Respect the will of the people and the consent of the governed.

  3. Rizzo  •  Jun 26, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    I bet Nani rocks a mean pant-suit!

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