Relax HuffPost, Trump Isn't Winning
The far-left near-socialist crackpot team of Bernouts over at the obviously unbiased Huffington Post are at it again. This time stating that we must bring back America’s Karl Marx or risk four years of President Trump. Per usual, anti-establishment “revolutionaries” are at it again, utilizing fear as a political weapon. Once again, despite Clinton’s health episode, Trump still has little chance of winning.
Sunday, at a 9/11 event in New York, Hillary Clinton nearly collapsed while being escorted into a car after becoming dehydrated. The event was well documented, and exemplified Trump’s (once ridiculous) claims that her health is failing. Clinton was later diagnosed with pneumonia but is making a full recovery. Nonetheless, the incident is sure to create political fallout, and give Trump firing power in the coming days.
No Easy Path Forward
But despite this setback, Trump still has a steep hill to climb. He’s down significantly on the electoral map, and while he will walk away with Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina, he still needs Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire. States that, while may be swinging back and forth, went blue the past two election rounds. In addition to the terrible, horrible, no good electoral map, Trump has succeeded in alienating massive portions of the electorate including blacks, hispanics, and women, meaning Trump has to have significant numbers of white males behind him, another demographic he’s managed push away.
Nothing is impossible of course, and although history often repeats itself, it’s also full of comeback kids and underdog stories (the American Revolution anyone?). While Trump's claims of smashing through the big blue wall and putting states like New York and California in play are very far from plausible, his ambitions of tumbling over key left-leaning states like Pennsylvania aren’t that far fetched. Remember 2008 when the unheard of Illinois senator was all but defeated by big-name candidate Clinton? After all, Clinton clinched major delegate states, including New York and Cali, on Super Tuesday, and was posed to propel to victory. When primary season began, her connections, experience, recognition and resources seemed insurmountable to any contender. By the end, it was all whittled away to nothing by someone with nothing but a better strategy, and it showed that even the most established politicians can still lose to upstarts.
If the Election Were Held Today
Who's Winning the Election?
Learning From the Past
But Hillary Clinton is certainly not the type person to repeat her mistakes, and she began preparing for this year's race on August 29th 2008 (the day after to 2008 DNC in Denver). When her only serious challenger surfaced, the economically illiterate senior-citizen Bernie Sanders, she promptly adjusted her strategy, and adopted a more progressive tone. She openly expressed concerns over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Keystone Pipeline, and Citizens United while embracing the idea of a fifteen dollar minimum wage, and expanding the rights of undocumented immigrants. The plan worked, and Bernie went (somewhat) quietly into that good night. But not before some controversy, nepotism, and closed-door favors were revealed to the voters.
No Signs of Faultering
Then the real battle began, and while Trump left the gate with momentum, he quickly found himself in the rear, fighting fires he himself had started. Now, in the homestretch, he still fights from behind, working hard to walk between raindrops, and at the first sign of trouble for the Clinton campaign, Bernouts call for her to step down. It seems Sanders supporters have an extraordinary difficult time grasping the reality that he lost.
Clinton is certainly is not in perfect healthy, but she is in no way unhealthy. The incident that occurred in New York is a result of her age, not some terminal illness she’s keeping under wraps, and while it’s certainly cause for concern, and will most certainly cause a rift in the polls, voters should keep in mind that Trump isn’t a young man. He’s well over 70 at this point, and would be the second oldest president in the history of the United States if elected. Hillary would be also be high on the list of oldest presidents if she’s elected. Why then, when both major candidates are fragile due to their age, would the far left want someone even older to become president? Reagan himself, the oldest president ever elected, showed signs of early onset Alzheimer's towards the end of his administration, later succumbing to complications from the disease. Age brings with it a certain level of experience and wisdom, but also makes us weaker and more frail and it’s a fine line these candidates walk.