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I could have done a post almost as long on Hillary's weaknesses, but in the end, I'm not sure how much they will matter, provided her health stays ok and she holds her own in the debates.  And we must remember that Trump is just as old as she is, and perhaps less used to the hard slog of a Presidential campaign.  That takes age out of the equation unless she has a turn.

The good thing about the Trump is that he takes the spotlight away from her weaknesses. There is almost o comparison you can make that casts him in a favourable light.  No doubt Paul Manafort is even now ginning up some "Blacks for Trump", "Latinos for Trump", "Women for Trump" and "Iraq Veterans for Trump" front organisations, and the media will give them airtime. But will anyone take them seriously?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 11th, 2016 at 11:59:12 AM EST
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I have a bad feeling about the debates.  I see a Kennedy-Nixon-type result, with her as Nixon.  I see her as a deer in the headlights.
by rifek on Wed May 11th, 2016 at 08:44:34 PM EST
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Many people will look at the debates as some kind of grand finale to The Apprentice with Trump in the Chair and Hillary as the meek supplicant looking for money for her dodgy endeavour. He will be in his element and she has to avoid looking like a second fiddle player.  She has to turn the tables on him - rhetorically, visually, factually.

His only claim to that chair is his wealth.  She has to turn that into a liability by arguing that he has never done anything that others haven't done better, and that his claim to wealth - and that chair - is a sham. She has to claim that it is his track record, not hers, that is the issue.

"You want to talk about my private e-mail server?  Your organisation has dozens of private email servers!"

Etc.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 05:35:22 AM EST
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