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Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:23 AM

Hillary Clinton's biggest mistake in my opinion

Hillary Clinton's trust levels are what are dragging her down - as a result of the Benghazi and email manufactured scandals. She let the Republicans get the upper hand and once you lose trust it is very, very difficult to get it back, with the consequence of risking Donald Trump becoming the leader of the free world.

Too late now, but this is how it should have been handled from Day 1.

Every single time, and when I say every single time, I mean every single time, she was asked about the deleted emails, she should have said:

"Yes, I am happy to discuss my emails, and I take responsibility for when I make mistakes, but I will only discuss this if you spend as much time asking questions about the 22 million emails that were deleted by my predecessors under the George W Bush administration."

In short, she should have made sure the Republicans were equally held to account, and that Republicans would know that in pursuing the email non-scandal that they would have to face scrutiny too.

If there was resistance by the media or by Republicans, she could say:

"Why is it that you want to spend time talking about my emails, but refuse to spend as much time talking about the 22 million emails deleted by Republicans? Is it because you hold me to a different standard because I am a woman?"

Benghazi - ditto about taking responsibility - plus talking points of Republicans cutting embassy security budgets, the 60 plus embassy related deaths under George W Bush, Republicans using deaths in Benghazi as a political football.

Republicans fight dirty. They have more inquiries into Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's emails than 9/11 and Iraq combined. Being passive has not worked. Democrats should have nipped it in the bud before it ruined Hillary Clinton's reputation.

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stonecutter357 Sep 2016 #1
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Doodley Sep 2016 #5
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jehop61 Sep 2016 #4
Doodley Sep 2016 #6
Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2016 #7
Doodley Sep 2016 #8
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 2016 #9

Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:24 AM

1. I'm not concerned at all.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 09:37 AM

2. Agree with most of what you say except for the fact it is not just her who let the republicans get

 

the upper hand it was the DNC & basically the Press, TV News. The republicans all talk of the liberal media. There is no such thing because the media, whatever that is - TV News, Newspapers, radio, all will never fail to attack Dems or in this case any & everything about the Clintons.

But, how much does America know really about Trump, his past businesses, the way he has conducted business & everything else about him. Look at all the issues of him where there should be investigations going on but what have we had??, 14 or more Benghazi investigations, email investigations, & on & on.

So, yes, maybe to a certain extent blame is with her but she can spread that blame around a lot to others.

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Response to EV_Ares (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:14 AM

5. Agree EV. It has not been a level playing field, and leading Democrats have not dealt with that.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:02 AM

4. Your concern

is duly noted.

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:14 AM

6. Thanks for your contribution.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:17 AM

7. I'd say the Kaine pick has been the biggest mistake

 

Nice guy, but she needed someone to excite the base - Warren or Sanders would have done that.

Her team, no doubt comprised of 90s Bill types, thought the way to victory was to appeal to moderates and centrists, who barely exist anymore, rather than follow the Obama model of maximizing the turnout of the base.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:22 AM

8. Very good point. I am sure most voters still don't have a clue who her running mate is.

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Response to Doodley (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 10:38 AM

9. Her two biggest mistakes

1. Being a woman
2. Being a democrat

Not mistakes in my opinion (I happen to be both of those things too), but for the people that don't like her it is for one or both of these reasons basically.

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