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What's Up Next For The 2017 Presidential Campaign?

Well both candidates are of to fast start. Actually a rock heavy start.

Neither Republican Candidate Donald Trump, nor Democrat Candidate Hillary Clinton have a clear shot a the presidency, reason being because both are facing the wrath of enemies within and without.

The problem here is that so many GOP traditionalists hate Trump and Clinton, and so many Democratic traditionalists hate Clinton and Trump, both sides won't know which direction the arrows will be flying from. Clinton and Trump will have to be watching their backs every step of the way. It would be insanity for both to attack one another on character grounds or it would turn into a pile of a steamer that no one would want to crawl out from under. That's the rub right there. If Clinton attacks Trump on character values then Trump's people will do likewise, thus filling the air with all sorts of accusations, poisonous in nature.

There's a hair trigger on all of this and if things don't move smoothly, we're all in for some of the nastiest political fireworks ever seen.

What's so valuable, what's so at stake for the opposing sides to be so on the teetering rock for? Well, let's take a look at issues far too many are terrorized to face.

First of all, there's money, lots of money. Trillions of dollars are in the coffers of both Republicans and Democrats and their are itchy fingers waiting to spend it all and the only way they'll do so is with the authority of either Clinton or Trump.

The only way to get the authority is to make one of them president. Well, there's only one way to do that.

Clinton's got access to war money. The GOP wants their hands on that war money like they had their hands on the warchests after 9/11. The GOP has the military-industrial complex sewed up. It's the only way they can feed their young and protect themselves. The Dems need the money for their social programs by which they feed their young and protect themselves. See, this is how the game is played, the GOP has to pay off all those people their present and past ancestors attacked. They've got to make sure these victims get paid on the down-low or the victims will get riled up and demand reparations. The same goes for the people the Democratic hierarchy has offended. They need that money to pay off their victims and everyone wants a piece of the pie.

If a panic ensues, expect both sides to contribute to it. The GOP wants war and the Dems want total control. It's not going to happen and with luck this time, the people will finally have a say in government as the curtains get peeled off from both parties and the public gets a real glimpse at whose behind the throne.

Posted by GregB at July 29, 2016 12:32 PM
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Comment #406479

The difference is that Hillary has been around and involved in politics for the past 30-40 years. Trump on the other hand, has no political history. Hillary has very high negatives, that cannot be raised, and Trump has negatives that can and have decreased. Hillary, even though she talks the talk against the corporations and Wall Street, her support comes from Wall Street. Trump, on the other hand, has not run a campaign financed by Wall Street or lobbyists. The only way Hillary can win is to run negatives against Trump and bring him down below her. On the other hand, if Trump doesn’t get sucked into her negative attacks, and stays on message, he will beat her. It is for sure that Trump supporters are much more fired up for him, than Hillary’s are for her. There were plenty of speakers on the DNC platform that would have presented a better candidate than Hillary.

Posted by: Visitor at July 29, 2016 1:11 PM
Comment #406480

There was something in the news this morning about more hacking of democratic servers and widened investigation by the FBI.

I’ve been thinking that the only way Hillary can dodge Trumps questions re her emails is to get herself investigated by the FBI so she can say she ‘can’t talk about it’ to Trump due to the ongoing investigation.

Posted by: roy ellis at July 29, 2016 1:45 PM
Comment #406494

The articles here just get worse and worse, veering off into incoherence.

Posted by: oraoghaile at July 29, 2016 5:48 PM
Comment #406497

Maybe if we all had an education higher than 5th grade…

Posted by: Visitor at July 29, 2016 6:29 PM
Comment #406500


I rest my case.

“Now, an academic paper has put some presidents and political candidates’ language on trial. “A Readability Analysis of Campaign Speeches From the 2016 US Presidential Campaign,” released this week by Carnegie Mellon University, analyzed stump speeches to measure their “readability” — the reading level of an address, ranked from first grade to 12th grade. And, according to a summary from the university, the study found “most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8, though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/18/trumps-grammar-in-speeches-just-below-6th-grade-level-study-finds/

Rocky

Posted by: Rocky Marks at July 29, 2016 8:06 PM
Comment #406509

Faux reports that some wikileaks emails show that the DNC is lining up big donors for big political appointee positions once Hillary rises to the throne.

Works equally well for both parties and neither have any plans to kill off ‘citizens united’, even though the dems/DNC are advertising such.

Otherwise, we have the cor5pocracy we deserve.

Posted by: roy ellis at July 30, 2016 12:32 PM
Comment #406584

I enjoy reading an article that can make people think.I am with Hilary and hope she wins. Trump’s mentality is difficult to understand .

Posted by: Ryan at August 2, 2016 3:18 AM
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