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"America needs a responsible left": A Never Trump conservative's advice to liberals
"The most immediate cause, I think, was nominating Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee," French said. "I mean here's a person who is corrupt in so many ways, and so she could not take the moral high ground against Donald Trump. They were [two] of the most disliked, least trusted politicians in the entire United States of America."

[David] French, who lives in a Tennessee town and county that heavily voted for Trump, also offered free counsel to the Democratic Party.

"The first advice to the Democrats would be to nominate ethical candidates," he said. "The second piece of advice: don't demonize Trump supporters. There are reasons beyond racism, sexism, homophobia, and all of the other `isms' that they voted for Donald Trump. There are issues and concerns that they have that there's no rule written in stone that says the Democrats can't meet them in the middle and address some of those concerns. But if you continue the path of polarization... you cast them as somehow morally defective people. You're never going to bridge the gap."

Dems needed just a little Affective appeal. But Clinton "knew" how not to give it.
by das monde on Thu Mar 2nd, 2017 at 08:43:31 AM EST

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