Imagine you are on the Campaign Team for Hillary Clinton, one of the most well known individuals in world. The problem is your candidate has an approval rating lower than George W. Bush and her dislikes are consistently above 50%. As the campaign progresses you know your candidate’s situation is expected to worsen with the pending scandals.
So under these circumstances, how can your candidate possibly succeed in an election where you typically need 50% of the vote plus one to win?
In 1992 Bill Clinton won the Presidency with only 43% of the popular vote. Ross Perot, a loud-mouth populist, managed to convince 19% of the electorate to waste their vote on his rhetoric. If it wasn’t for Ross Perot there is a good chance Bill and Hillary would be just insignificant footnotes in Arkansas lore.
Fast forward to the 2016 election and Donald Trump is running for the Republican Nomination for President. This candidate has not only been one of the major donors to the Clinton Foundation ($100,000+) but also Democrat campaigns like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. He even boasts Hillary Clinton was a guest at his most recent wedding and he speaks regularly with Bill Clinton. In the recent debate he clearly stated he will not rule out a 3rd party challenge.
When he declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Donald Trump managed to insult most of the Hispanic community. Days later he insulted many Veterans with comments on John McCain and most recently had misogynistic comments about a female news reporter.
Intentional or not, this so-called ‘Republican’ candidate is single-handedly writing a new chapter in the Democrat Play Book on the faux Republican War on Minorities and Women. There is the old saying, “With friends like these who needs enemies?”
Unfortunately I fear something far more sinister. Donald Trump’s ultimate goal could be to get Bill and Hillary back in the White House. Looking back at 1992 … it might work.