Friday, May 27, 2016

Trump’s Decision to Debate Sanders in California is His Most Genius Move Yet

Via comment by Quartermain on Trump protesters drive up Trump's popularity

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Here, a Clinton match-up is highly likely to be an unmitigated electoral disaster, whereas a Sanders candidacy stands a far better chance. Every one of Clinton’s (considerable) weaknesses plays to every one of Trump’s strengths, whereas every one of Trump’s (few) weaknesses plays to every one of Sanders’s strengths. From a purely pragmatic standpoint, running Clinton against Trump is a disastrous, suicidal proposition.
– From the February article: Why Hillary Clinton Cannot Beat Donald Trump

If the Trump/Sanders debate proceeds as planned in California, you’re about to witness one of the most important moments of a 2016 general election that hasn’t even begun yet. To say such a debate would be an unmitigated disaster for Hillary Clinton would be the understatement of the century. Let’s explore why.

First of all, Hillary Clinton outright rejected a debate request from Bernie Sanders ahead of the June 7th California primary. Given Sanders’ recent momentum, as well as her need to persuade a significant number of his supporters to back her in November; such a denial was not only arrogant, it was highly insulting to voters in America’s largest state. From team Clinton’s perspective there was little upside to agreeing to a debate, versus easily manageable downside from a few days of negative media coverage. Or so they thought…

The above strategic thought process would’ve worked in almost every other election season and against any other candidate. Unfortunately for her, it doesn’t work in 2016, and it certainly doesn’t work against Donald Trump.


  1. Agreed - Hillary has the most to lose here. Definitely not ready to defend herself against Trump AND Bernie. Bernie has the most to gain, using Trumps accusations of 'No Show Hillary' and what he thinks while staying above the fray (I didn't say it - Trump did).

    Hillary refusing to show up is highly insulting to voters, I hope they have an empty podium for Hillary in between the two. I doubt the media will mention this but recall how much flak Trump received when he skipped a debate some months ago. Bet a donut that Team Hillary will float some excuse why a commitment she has couldn't be broken.

    1. Bet a donut that Team Hillary will float some excuse why a commitment she has couldn't be broken.

      :) Any lie will do.

  2. Hillary...when her lips move, she is lying. What a piece of sewer scum! The best part of her dripped out her Momma's butt.

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