October 7, 2016

THE GIPPER ERROR:

Clinton preps final-stage blitz against Trump : The Democrat has as much cash ready for the final stretch as any candidate ever. And she's sending it to Battleground America. (GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI, 10/07/16, Politico)

Hillary Clinton is walking into the final stretch of this 2016 presidential contest with as much cash at her direct disposal as any White House contender in history. And her operatives expect her to use it to blanket the battleground states with both organizers and a heavy dose of anti-Donald Trump ads.

In-state Democratic operatives are planning for a significant tranche of the money -- coming from the $150 million Clinton's campaign and associated accounts had in the bank to start October -- to be added to the previously announced $80 million television investment her team previewed at the start of this final phase, on top of other paid media and a heavily-funded get-out-the-vote push.

Ms Clinton is hardly the kind of self-assured and visionary politician that W was, so one can hardly expect her to begin planning for how she'll govern.  She ought to realize the presidential is over and, rather than try to run up the score, this money should be spent securing a Democratic Senate and potentially even the House. Of course, such short-sightedness may not matter given the size of the wave Republicans down-ticket are fighting.




Posted by at October 7, 2016 8:59 AM

  

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