One of the unexpected things from the last 72 hours of the Clinton campaign is that some people have actually had to think about a possible Trump WIN…..
This seems to have revealed an secret we ALL share…..
That is…..That there are a LOT of us who take for granted that Donald Trump isn’t gonna SERIOUSLY win the Presidential election….
You can include some Republicans in that view…..
“It’s terrifying,” said one GOP consultant, who like others spoke to BuzzFeed News on condition of anonymity. “He’s not qualified … and it’s a massive problem. I’m not a fan of Hillary Clinton, but at least I feel like some of those jobs that are required for president, she could do them.”
“It would be terrible for America, and for the world,” said another Republican strategist, referring to a prospective Trump victory. “I can’t think of one good thing that would come of it.”
A third Republican said that after watching the Clinton campaign’s missteps in recent days, “I’m curled up in the fetal position watching The West Wing and drinking a basketful of deplorable liquor.”
Fueling this quiet panic in the political class is a broad frustration with Trump’s general-election staying power, and growing doubts about the Clinton campaign’s ability to put him away.
In the weeks since the Democratic National Convention, national polls have narrowed, and Trump has pulled even with Clinton in some swing states (though the electoral map still presents an uphill battle for the Republican). Trump’s critics fret that he’s benefitting from perversely low expectations. Clinton, meanwhile, walked back comments she made at a fundraiser last week consigning “half” of Trump’s supporters to a “basket of deplorables.” And after a high-profile health scare, the campaign admitted Sunday that they’d mishandled the disclosure of her recent pneumonia diagnosis.
“I’ve heard a lot of conservatives voicing frustration, like, ‘How fucking hard is this, Hillary?’” said Ben Howe, a conservative ad-maker and an outspoken Trump detractor. “That’s the only reason I’m panicked these days … I’m losing faith in Hillary’s ability to win this easy-ass election.”…
And the Democrats are ALSO beginning to worry about WHY isn’t Hillary Clinton able to keep her numbers up aginst off the wall Trump?
When the going gets tough, some Democrats, well, start wetting the bed. At least that’s how Obama World used to put things during trying times in 2008 and 2012. And we’re seeing some similar bed-wetting after the frenzy over Clinton’s health and the overall state of the race. Here’s the AP: “Democrats said Clinton’s health incident alone is unlikely to fundamentally alter the presidential race, but some also said it adds to a growing sense of uncertainty less than two months from Election Day.
For many supporters, Clinton’s battle with Republican Donald Trump is worryingly close, raising concerns not only about holding the White House but also retaking control of the Senate. ‘If you look at the way the last couple months have gone, it feels like the race should be further apart,’ said Greg Haas, an Ohio-based Democratic strategist and former county party chairman. Aaron Regunberg, a Democratic state representative from Rhode Island, said he was ‘surprised and concerned’ that the race is so tight. ‘I still think that we are likely to win, but I think anyone who’s not concerned about a bigoted, KKK-endorsed sociopath being this close right now in the polls is not living in reality,’ Regunberg said of Trump.”….
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