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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

Thursday, October 20, 2016


One clear difference in Clinton as a candidate from 2008 to 2016 is how much more nimble the operation around her is.  In 2008, Mark Penn only figured out in March how the freaking delegate system worked.  This time around, before the Purell has dried from Clinton's hand from the post debate handshake, they have a Nasty Woman campaign going.

They used to say - somewhat derisively - that Obama played 11 dimensional chess while Romney and McCain played checkers.  Maybe it wasn't Obame but the organization he built and empowered; not the sclerotic old hacks like Penn, but media savvy youngs.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump is playing Dodgeball against a mirrored wall.

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