Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Primary Is Not The General

Donald Trump's ability to win a plurality of the GOP voters has been followed up by many Republican voters coalescing around his candidacy.  Meanwhile, Sanders threatens to burn down whatever gains he's made within the Democratic party by refusing to accept that sometimes you lose elections.

However, Trump's success and Sanders' current disruption doesn't alter the dynamics of the race.  Trump has not brought in "new voters." And I can't see Clinton losing a state that Obama won.

So it's not a surprise that the Clinton team is going to play it safe.

Of course, playing it safe probably means they forfeit any chance of winning the House, but...

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