Democrats and those supporting Hillary Clinton for President talk lately about a probable landslide in her campaign for President.
The New York Times’ model used to forecast the outcome of the election in November currently puts Clinton’s chances at 89 percent.
“Mrs. Clinton’s chance of losing is about the same as the probability that an N.F.L. kicker misses a field goal from the 20-yardline,” writes Josh Katz of the Times.
Our advice? Don’t get cocky. The election is still more than two months away and a lot can change.
Reuters over the weekend put Clinton’s national lead over Trump at five percent — down from a peak of 12 not that long ago.
In a normal election year, Clinton’s lead — particularly in so called ‘”battleground states,” appears solid but this is anything but this cockeyed election year.
In this volatile campaign, American voters face a choice of two candidates who are, for the most part, widely disliked and distrusted. Clinton has the highest negative numbers of any major Presidential candidate in recent history except for one — Donald Trump.
Clinton is a flawed candidate. She is fortunate to be running against an opponent who appears to be fatally flawed.
Increasingly, concerns about Trump suggest he is mentally ill. Former Obama adviser David Plouffe called Trump a “psychopath” on Meet the Press Sunday
“Basically, you have a psychopath running for President. I mean he meets the clinical definition,” Plouffe said.
Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, writing in Vanity Fair calls Trump “remarkably narcissistic.”
Clinical psychologist George Simon says he is “archiving video clips of Trump to use in workshops because there no better example of narcissism.”
Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump’s The Art of the Deal, believes Trump is a sociopath and says he now “genuinely believes that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes, there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
In other words, an increasing number of people believe the Republican candidate for President is a madman.
What should concern people here is the increasing and terrifying belief that a madman is within striking distance of the Presidency of the United States.
However, a large number of voters also believe Hillary Clinton is a lawbreaker and a liar and can’t be trusted either.
Which means voters in November will have to decide if they can select an opponent who is nearly as unacceptable as Donald Trump and hope we can live with the outcome.
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