Hillary Clinton is back on the campaign trail today following three days of rest and recuperation from her physical collapse in New York on Sunday 9/11/16.
It is transparently obvious the Clinton campaign is reacting to her self-inflicted damage and simultaneous collapse in the polls. The venue was, yet again, another college campus.
This time the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), this ensures a captive audience and helps the optics of crowd size – particularly when classes are suspended and professors “provide students the opportunity” to attend. Today, approximately 1,000 students attended. [Prior to today the largest Hillary rally was in Tampa at the USF campus (2,000)]
♦ Predictably Clinton dropped the “deplorables” angle. Quite simply that Alinsky attack Trump narrative failed miserably, backfired, and actually became a valuable tool of ridicule against the Clinton campaign.
Today, obviously upon the poll-tested advice of her campaign team, Secretary Clinton attempted a ‘reset’ of sorts adopting a softer more reflective tone. Saying she “used the past three days to reflect upon the campaign with her own thoughts“… yeah, insert eyeroll here.
It was clear the objective was to utilize the ‘sympathy’ card and attempt some kind of reset.
♦ At the conclusion of the short rally remarks Hillary Clinton gave a brief presser with additional comments. Notice how she tries to frame a reason to vote for her, instead of a vote against Trump.
As we have stated this Clinton approach continues to be the fatal flaw in the campaign. No-one can provide a reason why they are voting for Hillary Clinton; all of the justifications, including those from the campaign itself, have been about why not to vote for Donald Trump.
An intelligent political person would think the visible pile of irrelevant/failed GOP primary contenders, who previously tried this same approach against Trump, would serve as notice to any campaign that this approach simply doesn’t work in the long-term.
♦ In addition, to further evidence how the media was aware of the Flint Michigan ambush attempt by pastor Faith Timmons, Hillary Clinton’s scripted and prepared remarks included the utilization of the event to frame Donald Trump. Watch:
*Note, single cordless microphone. Yet again*
In our researched opinion, the larger Democrat aggregate machine was indeed behind the attempt by Timmons to create a controversy. It was planned in advance, key media were on notice to anticipate the event, and the Clinton campaign was fully prepared with a specific narrative to be deployed in the aftermath.
Unfortunately, Ms. Timmons screwed up the DNC scheme by remarking in advance there was a hidden agenda:
♦ Lastly, in the presser, it’s interesting to see Secretary Clinton get a question about her relationship with her running mate Tim Kaine. Readers will note that Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are rarely together.
Clinton/Kaine were together on July 29th, 30th (PA and Ohio bus tour) immediately following the DNC convention. They went the entire month of August without contact until they came together again in Ohio on Labor day, Sept. 5th -again in Ohio- for one event only.
Obviously, not stronger together.
Clinton/Kaine: July 29th, 30th and Sept 5th that’s it – three days.
That’s the sum total of Clinton and Kaine being together since the DNC convention. VP candidate Tim Kaine also stated he was unaware of Clinton’s “pneumonia” health diagnosis.
… And this was Donald Trump’s non-captive audience in Greensboro NC: