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Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, Business, Economy | 2 comments

Third Rate Romance

This week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched Together for America, formalizing its recruitment of Republicans who are defecting from its nominee. The website so far consists of a list of Republicans and Independents who have officially declared for Clinton. The common fear and loathing of Donald Trump have made for strange bedfellows, but no one is calling this a love match. Hillary has been reviled by the right as much as President Obama and for a longer period of time.

Long-time National Security advisor Brent Scowcroft, Bush 2 Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs Chairman Henry Paulson, Nixon and Reagan EPA administrator William Ruckelshaus, and Bush I National Security Advisor and Intelligence Director John Negroponte are the best-known names on the Leaders list. They have thrown their support to Hillary Clinton this one time as a vote against Trump. Her foreign policy approach, although criticized by Republicans, does not scare them the way Trump does.

This Who’s Who is dominated by foreign policy experts, who are appalled by Trump’s unabashed lack of information, experience, temperament or curiosity. Global politics are far too complex to be handled like a hotel acquisition. Clinton is not their domestic dream. Her economic policies will get the typical Republican rebuff.

Clinton’s economic speech delivered this week in Michigan was predictably Middle of the Road. The far-right National Review crowd called it a disaster, and policy wonks correctly called it lacking in specifics. Left-leaning economists and pols have been quiet with good reason. The plan satisfies some of the main Progressive goals. She has protected her left flank sufficiently. More importantly, she signaled that she would not abandon her economic plan for a short-term marriage of convenience.

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  • mick mckeown

    Excellent article. Trump’s lack of global political experience doesn’t bother me as much as his inability to admit that he has zero global political experience. Clinton is showing her political pedigree and taking advantage of his every misstep. The GOP leaders she has already enlisted is impressive and will only grow larger.

    • Thanks. I sure hope those emails will come to an end. I’m thinking there’s a bomb ready to be detonated.

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