Yeah

Let us review the facts: Clinton had the backing of the entire Democratic establishment, including the president (his biggest mistake in eight years by far), and was even married to the last, popular Democratic president. As in 2008, when she managed to lose to a neophyte whose middle name was Hussein, everything was stacked in her favor. In fact, the Clintons so intimidated other potential candidates and donors, she had the nomination all but wrapped up before she even started. And yet she was so bad a candidate, she still only managed to squeak through in the primaries against an elderly, stopped-clock socialist who wasn’t even in her party, and who spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. She ran with a popular Democratic incumbent president in the White House in a growing economy. She had the extra allure of possibly breaking a glass ceiling that — with any other female candidate — would have been as inspiring as the election of the first black president. In the general election, she was running against a malevolent buffoon with no political experience, with a deeply divided party behind him, and whose negatives were stratospheric. She outspent him by almost two-to-one. Her convention was far more impressive than his. The demographics favored her. And yet she still managed to lose!

She really wasn’t a very good candidate, was she?

30 comments on “Yeah

  1. Been a very useful candidature. One will be able to look back & anyone who was a vociferous Hilary supporter will define as a tosser, not to be touched with the proverbial. Thus she will have contributed to the net sum of human endeavour.

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  3. One of Andrew’s more lucid moments, marred by his continuing need to believe that the man who BTFO’ed the combined opposition of (among others) the two party establishment, the media, the CIA, Silicon Valley, Wall Street, the UN, and the Pope is… a buffoon.

    Srsly. In the history of deluded miscalculations and epic pointmissery, this ranks with describing Genghis Khan as an itinerant archery enthusiast.

    There’s nothing more painful – save a Michael Barrymore pool party – than being wrong, though. So they’ll probably still insist the multi-billionaire most-powerful-man-in-the-world is some sort of hapless, gurning mong when his army of yuge golden atomic-powered RoboTrumps successfuly conquer the Andromeda galaxy.

  4. A buffoon is ridiculous and laughable, but not necessarily stupid. Trump is undoubtedly a good salesman, but is he anything more?

    Claiming Trump btfo of all those things is delusional. He is a rich old white guy who was the official candidate of one of the two parties. He won because Hillary is even worse, that’s all.

    Nixon became Pres by nobbling the Dem primary so he’d face weak opposition. Looks like this time round both sides managed it.

  5. Apologies Tim, off topic, but hapless candidates doesn’t seem too far off:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/17/conservatives-open-biggest-lead-labour-nine-years-new-poll-shows/

    Despite the gloomy predictions shadow home secretary Diane Abbott, a key ally of Mr Corbyn, insisted Labour would be “languishing” below 10 per cent in the polls if he was forced out as leader by party critics.

    The shadow home secretary and long-standing Corbyn ally insisted he “is worth about 18-20 percentage points to Labour’s vote”.

    which sort of suggests that the Conservative policy of trying to keep him in place may be flawed…..

  6. Dave – I respect your superior knowledge of buffoonishness. Alas, you prove my point.

    No, 2016 wasn’t an all-other-things-being-equal election. The deck was more stacked against one major candidate than in possibly any US presidential election in history. (Arguably Alf Landon faced similar hurdles, but Alf probably wasn’t being undermined by his own party grandees and definitely wasn’t slandered as an evil racist evil sexist evil Hitlernazi 24 hours a day for nearly 2 years straight).

    If it had taken place in some Third World country the UN would have flown in observers to indignantly cluck about egregious media bias.

    The guy who we were repeatedly told would never win the primaries, would never survive the convention, would never win the election, was so far behind Hillary Clinton that she didn’t even think about him any more, made buffoons out of all his critics.

    BTFO’ed. Bigly.

  7. “Nixon became Pres by nobbling the Dem primary so he’d face weak opposition”. Really? Tell us more.

  8. Poor Andy’s meds have addled his brain – he stars off with a decent piece about Clinton, then goes completely gaga when he gets to Trump. Sad!

  9. Jonathan

    he starts off with a decent piece about Clinton, then goes completely gaga when he gets to Trump. Sad!

    That was exactly my take.

  10. Yeah, Nixon sure got them Dems! That’s why we called him Tricky Dick!

    Got them to run their Vice President. How stupid of them. How easily they were tricked.

  11. “PF, you believe Diana Abbott’s figures?”

    Her vital statistics are probably a Party secret, but Labour could use her as an air-to-ground bunker-buster.

  12. @John

    Yes, and the Trump vote was split by a Libertarian candidate who got 4 million votes. And even so she still failed.

  13. but Labour could use her as an air-to-ground bunker-buster.

    I thought those North Korean ICBMs they were showing off looked pretty impressive too. When questioned as to how technologically advanced, one military aid responded (with a straight face): “Well, we now know for certain that they have shell capability”…

  14. It seems as if stoat is still willing to boast that he has shit for brains… And his fans queue to lap it up. The living disproof of the cagw hypothesis

  15. Sullivan is just another bad tempered, smart mouth lefty who manages to drive voters to Trump by calling him offensive names – “malevolent buffoon”, probably good for 100,000 votes.

  16. Fred Z – “Sullivan is just another bad tempered, smart mouth lefty who manages to drive voters to Trump by calling him offensive names – “malevolent buffoon”, probably good for 100,000 votes.”

    On contraire. Sullivan is another morally degenerate HIV-spreading bad tempered smart mouthed lefty. Who remains strangely obsessed with Sarah Palin’s lady parts.

    Gays – What can you say?

  17. On election night, when Hillary’s spokeshole came out to tell people to go home, I sent a text to my wife: “Ding dong the wicked witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead.”

    Then there was the pure schadenfreude of watching MSNBC.

  18. Gamecock

    Whoops, I should have been clearer it was rthe second time around. In 72the Nixon campaign interfered with the Dem primary, that’s proven historical fact.

  19. “In 72the Nixon campaign interfered with the Dem primary, that’s proven historical fact.”

    Argumentum ad ignorantium.

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