Philippe Reines was a Hillary Clinton spokesman….
After being up close when his boss lost ….
He gives his view of how a Democrat should gain a win over Donald Trump….
(And her mistakes)
I might add….
IF Donald Trump is still the President come Novemebr 2020….
Reines is right.…
Donald J. Trump IS ALREADY laying down the ground work for a 2020 Presidential run…
The race for the office of the US President starts early….
Campaigned in the wrong states. Ineffective message. Uninspiring orator. Represented all that is wrong with Washington. Strengths turned into fatal liabilities. Anti-gun. Made rhetorical gaffes. Investigated. Unique baggage and vulnerabilities. Never ran a business or created a single job. Liar. Lost to an eminently beatable opponent.
That’s how the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee was branded.
As were the 2000 and 2004 nominees.
Yes, President Trump is the least-qualified person to ever hold the office and is cementing his ranking as the worst president in American history. Winning will be easy, right? Just have a positive message, don’t stoop to his level, be smart about email, thank your lucky stars you aren’t seeking the cursed third term and ride his unpopularity right into the Oval Office.
Oh, this may come in handy: EBay is a great place to get rid of prematurely purchased drapes.
Trump is a freak of political nature. He’s a political Weeble Wobble that never falls down. He makes Ronald Reagan’s Teflon look like Saran Wrap. He says whatever he wants, whenever he wants, wherever he wants. He could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot a porn flick. And as hard as it was for Hillary Clinton to run against him, our 2020 nominee will face something we didn’t: the power of incumbency.
Trump will swoop into places such as Moon Township, Pa., aboard the most symbolic political prop of all time: Air Force One. He’ll hold the crowd in the palm of his hand. Carried live by every network — not just Fox News. Because he is right when he says he is good for ratings. And be careful not to take too much heart in Democrat Conor Lamb’s surprisingly strong performance in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania. Lamb wasn’t running against Trump. You will be.
In 2012, Barack Obama didn’t wait for the traditional post-convention starting gun before defining Mitt Romney. As we saw at this weekend’s rally for someone he barely mentioned, Trump has already started. By the time you’re traipsing across Iowa, he’ll shellac you as a group and vilify you individually: You’ll kill the economy with a new Obamacare; repeal the Second Amendment; the world doesn’t know it yet, but some of you are pedophiles. You’re the biggest liar of all time. Just ask the biggest liar of all time.
If you think you are immune to the above, keep your day job.
But if you’re game to enter an even more vitriolic and bizarre world than 2016, a few suggestions…