I’m one of those over sixty people who still watch the nightly network news. You can tell the demographic by the number of adult diaper and drug ads there are.
Last night Donald Trump was the story on the NBC news for the first ten minutes. It wasn’t all favorable coverage, but it was all Trump. His issues drive this presidential campaign. Good, bad or indifferent.
Hillary is invisible. No press conferences. No questions from the press at all. It is all about fundraising from her billionaire Wall Street pals. If she took questions it would be about emails and the Clinton Foundation.
Her handlers have decided it is better for her to be silent.
This is what our political system has produced. The two worst presidential candidates one can imagine. Have there been two candidates so distrusted and so disliked by the American people?
We have two political parties in crisis. It is obvious on the Republican side. But the collateral damage to the Democratic Party by the Sanders challenge remains. Bernie exposed the deep divide that has existed for years. The Democrats are in crisis as well.
It would seem obvious that Hillary would run against the Republicans. Instead she courts them. She makes no reference to the Obama presidency. There is no discussion of George Bush and the War in Iraq or the Wall Street collapse or the loss of 800,000 jobs a month eight years ago.
That would require HRC to criticize the neocons, warmongers and the Wall Street crowd that Trump has chased away and have found a home in her campaign.
Her handlers have her in hiding. They hope to run out the clock.
In basketball you can do that in the final quarter with two minutes to go and a double digit lead.
Hillary’s lead has been cut in half this week and we are still in the second quarter.
Maybe it will work.
It says a lot about the political system if it does.