There's some new book coming out, which discusses this Hillary-hye over who was 'against' her.
I sat and read over the piece. First, you don't know if this is 100-percent true. Second, even if true....what's the angle to this? Third and final.....does anyone care?
According to the story....Hillary felt there were three groups of people against her:
1. Just plain regular Republicans.....who obviously weren't going to vote for her.
2. People peeved and still angry over NAFTA (twenty years and counting). These were also the people who looked upon the government as the problem....rather than the solution.
3. "Deplorables". Mostly 'bics' and 'ists'.....racists, sexists, homophobics, xenophobics, Islamophobics.
So the book then goes onto suggesting that everyone's great fear in the Hillary campaign group was that Jeb Bush would come out and win the primary, and Jeb would be serious trouble for Hillary's team to counter.
I sat and pondered over the text.
About half the people you might bump into in 2015....way before the primary season....were not exactly hyped up on Jeb Bush. You already knew in August of 2015 that Jeb wasn't going to Iowa....mostly because no one there took him serious. By September of 2015, you knew that Jeb was only going to show up in six to ten states, and was heavily dependent on a wild primary season, and winning the nomination via the convention and 'promises'. It was a lousy strategy, but he just wasn't a candidate that people wanted to vote for.
I know the Jeb-enthusiasts won't accept that logic, but if you walked into a room of a hundred GOP folks (not Fox News journalists).....more than half would say 'never again a Bush'. At least a quarter of the group would ask what exactly Jeb achieved in Florida as governor....which would likely only fit on a 3x5 card.
The sad thing here....Hillary and her staff never sat down to grasp this great weakness of Jeb.
This belief of the 'ists' and 'bics' being a substantial thing? They've been around for fifty-odd years, and just now you seem to wake up and realize they have votes?
The NAFTA people? All you had to say....back in July of 2016 at the convention....NAFTA screwed us out of a million jobs, and it's time to go back and revisit it. Fake people out, and just drop the NAFTA talk after the election. That's all you had to do. Yet, she couldn't say the words because the Bill-legacy would have taken a massive hit.
Maybe people 'think' we need a continual reminder why Hillary Clinton lost the election. But frankly, we are into spring of 2018, and this bridge has been burnt to the ground. It's best to move on.