Foota, Holyman, consider for a minute that you're both right. Hillary has nothing but contempt and sneering at regular folks and speaks worse than an android.
Yup. I think Foota & I are more or less on the same page here, with regards Clinton.
I was just pulling him up on his assertion that Hillary didn’t spend most of her time on the Campaign Trail reading expensively prepared scripts that detailed her policy positions.
On the flipside she was also pushing bad ideas, poorly explaining them and worst of all of that, she had absolutely no convictions or beliefs in any ideas other than that she was entitled to be President, that it was "her turn".
She ran everything off focus groups and (inaccurate) polling. She changed platforms more often than most folks change shoes. In 2016 she was berating Bernie Sanders' platform one month (because she had to be against him in a rigged primary), then by the Convention, she's all but embraced the very same things she was denigrating and doing a very piss poor job of communicating it.
Aye. She embraced the strategies and tactics that all Careerist Politicians have been using for the last couple of decades.
With a spineless, contemptuous, elitist nature like that, was it a surprise nobody trusted her? That she failed to inspire masses of people to counteract the "obviously racist" Donald Trump?
She “inspired” more Americans to vote for her than Donald Trump did.
Her defeat was down to the fact that she should have walked it against the “obviously racist” Trump (though not because Trump is a racist: most Americans, including Clinton, are so hyper-nationalist they might as well be racist).
3 million more Americans voted for Clinton though, than voted for Trump.
If she’d just got those 110,000 people in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania “inspired” enough to vote for her: your current President would actually have a vagina, rather than just being one…
Trump may not have much of an agenda or competence or ideas in general, but at least "Build the wall!" was one of the few consistent things about the 2016 election. People like consistency, that's one of the reasons they turned against Hillary. They also like leadership, which populist stances such as Trump's frequently fail to have. Combine both and the means to convey your message clearly to people and they'll queue up behind you in great numbers.
But that’s my whole point.
Trump just banged on about “The Wall”, without having much to say about anything else.
And 18 months into his Presidency, not a single brick has been placed, and it’s not looking like any will be before Trump is up for re-election.
So the Recipe for Success:
Just keep reiterating the same “policy” – a “policy” that is solely intended to confirm the worst prejudices people have – throughout your campaign; and when you win, you only have to blame all the people you just beat to the White House for not letting you deliver on your policy promise.
Besides, I don't want a repeat of 2016 with a popular vote loss but electoral vote win. I want a commanding win with a plurality of both popular vote and electoral. At minimum this means I pull a 2004, ideally I'd pull a 1984. (And no I'm not meaning George Orwell.
I won't achieve a Reagan landslide just endlessly repeating "You were right".
Hmm… Alright, try this: “Whatever you think is wrong with America, and the World: you are absolutely right!!”