Hillary Clinton didn’t want Brexit to pass. She wanted it to fail big. She is a big-time liberal internationalist, and according to Democrat pollster Mark Mellman, liberal internationalism has been dying for quite some time. And it seems that Hillary is aware of it, but refuses to change. That, above all else including the FBI investigation may be what dooms her in November. Oh, and by the way, if you think that’s the ol’ Desert Man talking, wrong again. That’s the New York Times…the bastion of liberalism in America today. Read it here at : http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/us/politics/brexit-revolt-casts-a-shadow-over-hillary-clintons-caution.html?_r=0, go ahead…read it. I’ll wait.
OK, so if you made the trek to the NYT and read it, you understand that Hillary and Bill both understand they’re in deep doo-doo. Basically, if you didn’t go there and read it, it says that there were 25 million people that voted for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the primaries, which topped the 16 million votes Hillary got. Now, we all know Trump isn’t going to get all of Bernie’s supporters. In fact according to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 55% of Bernie’s supporters are going to actually stay with the Democrats and back Hillary. But 22% are going to Trump. 10% to Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, and 13% are going to stay home. That’s a very surprising number, because IF that happens, there is no way with her lack of independent support (Trump beats Hillary by 27% in the latest Monmouth poll with independents) that Hillary can win. And the reason? Her message is off base.
Hillary is out there talking about how she is going to win in this “global economy”…how she is going to forge great international trade deals. And what Brexit and the populist movement of Trump and Sanders is showing the world is they want to do something different. Hell, they want to do ANYTHING different. Some want to go make “America Great Again” by buying into Trump’s way, and others are willing to turn Socialist to try Bernie’s way. Hillary it seems is out of touch. And that is exactly what the Clinton campaign is worried about.
Hillary is still professing policies that she professed in 1990. That makes her a candidate of the past. And just like David Cameron, who also is a liberal internationalist, she isn’t able to see the paradigm shift that has occurred not only in England, but here as well. She has transitioned to the general election in who she’s attacking only. Her message has stayed the same, and isn’t resonating with voters. Need proof? Wednesday in Raleigh, North Carolina, Clinton said she would, “reject bad trade deals and unfair trade practices”. The problem of that is two-fold. First, it was her husband that signed one of the worst trade deals ever, NAFTA, and second, nobody can believe what she says. Her credibility ratings are in the toilet and that makes comments like that a moot point.
Hillary has a world of trouble when it comes to her message. She’s a policy wonk running in a populist time. That doesn’t usually bode well. Time will tell for certain, but she’s got a LOT of work to do this fall when everyone in the country (not just political junkies like me) start paying attention.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!