Morning, noon and night, all we’ve heard for nearly a year from the Republican Establishment is how doomed Donald Trump was as a presidential candidate.
Well, now Trump has not only won the nomination, but in numerous polls he’s tied with Hillary Clinton, and in some polls leads slightly against her.
It looks like it’s time for the GOPe, the party’s out of touch white elite groupies, to eat lots of crow!
Not only is Trump in a virtual dead heat with Hillary in key swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, but he’s also now tied with her in New Hampshire.
In an NBC/Survey Monkey poll released recently, Clinton has a razor thin edge over Trump, 48% to 45%. Candidate Trump is looking very winnable! Nothing, and I repeat nothing, the GOPe has portended about Trump or the 2016 election has been accurate.
The reality is that Trump is looking more and more like the only formidable candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, the woman who’s in the fight of her lifetime can’t seem to seal the deal with Democrats. Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t going away, even though he’s behind. He won Oregon’s primary this week and has his eyes set on winning California to further embarrass Hillary.
“Well let me be as clear as I can be: I agree with you. We are in until the last ballot is cast,” Sanders said after winning Oregon.
Hillary appears to have won the Kentucky primary, but only by less than 2,000 votes, hardly a rousing win, and has amassed more delegates to eventually win the Democrat nomination. Yet Sanders’ refusal to acquiesce to the coronation she’s thirsted for over half her life exposes Hillary’s flaws. She’s a weak presidential candidate — before you get into the FBI’s email investigation, the Clinton Foundation or Benghazi. There is no way around this, a prospect over which Trump is just salivating in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary.
The more voters hear about Hillary Clinton, the more they don’t like her. The problem with her candidacy is that Hillary has left a trail of baggage in her three-decades-plus of serving in and campaigning for every public office under the sun. There’s really nothing left for her to reveal to voters that they don’t already know and dislike, which is why they don’t trust her.
While both she and Trump have the highest negative ratings of any presidential candidates in recent memory, Trump’s negatives are going down the more time wears on. Hillary’s aren’t.
As Hillary struggles to knock Sanders out of the race, Trump is uniting GOP support behind him. Even people within the GOP who expressed loathing for Trump are now supporting him because they want to win in 2016 and end Democrats’ eight-year stranglehold on the White House.
The woman who thought it was her time in 2008 to break America’s last glass ceiling was out-foxed by a black man. In 2016, she may be doomed by an old white man who wouldn’t give up the fight, and eventually beaten by a brash billionaire outsider unafraid of the fight.