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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Does Trump Have a Chance to Beat Hillary?

As we all know, all the experts, the pundits the poll mavins say that Donald Trump hasn't a chance in hell to beat Hillary Clinton, but please don't forget that until not that long ago, the same experts, the pundits the poll mavins were saying that Trump's candidacy hadn't a chance in hell and was no more than a joke.

How many times did we all see headlines claiming that NOW TRUMP WILL FALL/FAIL etc?

I have no insider information, and I don't even live in the United States, but I've been following politics since I was a little girl, back in New York in the mid-twentieth century.

One thing I've noticed over the many decades is how completely wrong "experts" can be as they inevitably project their own mindsets on others.

In many ways one should look at the Ronald Reagan political phenomena to understand Trump's popularity with ordinary Americans. Reagan, though he had left his acting career much earlier for politics, the Leftist media still did its best to portray him as a flaky actor without any real substance. Ordinary Americans, the "Silent Majority" and the the  Reagan Democrats, who were "disillusioned with the economic 'malaise' of the 1970s and the presidency of Jimmy Carter" surprised the pundits by voting Republican.

Trump is the antiestablishment candidate par excellence, and he may even attract some of the Bernie Sanders supporters who can't abide the thought of super-establishment carpetbagger Hillary in office. And also many of those Sanders supporters won't vote at all, since they find Hillary and the system uninspiring at best. Bernie's supporters may find that the more the Republican Party try to sabotage Trump the better he'll look to them. And that sabotage will also galvanize others who hate the Bush Machine to support Trump.
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend" is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. The earliest known expression of this concept is found in a Sanskrit treatise on statecraft dating to around the 4th century BC, while the first recorded use of the current English version came in 1884.[1][2]...Wikipedia
Here in Israel there's a very long history of extremely inaccurate polls, so don't be surprised if Trump wins. Hillary is the candidate people are told to vote for so "there will be a woman in the White House," sort of like the awful tasting medicine one is forced to take to make them feel better, does not have much in the charisma department.
How Trump could beat Clinton
Six months is along time in politics....


in the vanguard said...

It will all boil down to whether or not Trump can outdo the
THEFT of votes that surely is in their planning. Don't forget
that Soros owns the voting machine apparatus, a company
in Spain, I think.

Batya said...

That's really awful. Besides all the illegals that Obama brought in...

Mr. Cohen said...

The Biblical Book of Proverbs, chapter 21, verse 1, teaches that G_d has the power to change the minds of kings. Since G_d has the power to change the minds of kings, we may infer that He also has the power to change the minds of ordinary citizens.

Jews who live in the Land of Israel are especially likely to have their prayers heard and answered. Jews who live in the Land of Israel should pray that future presidents and Prime Ministers should be friends of Israel, and not enemies of Israel.

ספר משלי פרק כא
(א) פַּלְגֵי מַיִם לֶב מֶלֶךְ בְּיַד יְדֹוָד עַל כָּל אֲשֶׁר יַחְפֹּץ יַטֶּנּוּ

Batya said...

I always consider the matching funds, meaning that Gd will work His Wonders if we do our part first.

Yitzchak said...

The serious media people are being more cautious this time around. James Taranto, of the WSJ's "Best of the Web" column, yesterday suggested a few things that could also work against Hillary & for Trump, including a possible 3rd "independent" or "real Republican" candidate. We shall see!!!

Batya said...

Politics is never dull.