You guys are missing my point completely. People were asked to chose between Cruella and Bozo, and decided to pick the clown.
Hillary didn't fail because she wasn't a good enough presidential candidate since Trump doesn't even qualify in that field, she failed because she represents the political establishment and because she's not appealing. Under any reasonable circumstances a loon like Trump should've been squashed on election day, yet he came out as the winner even if by the smallest margin.
Even if Trump isn't the president your people wanted, Hillary definitely is the president they didn't want. Her being undoubtedly more competent for the job is irrelevant here.
Well at least your name is accurate. If you honestly think Clinton is evil than I guess the Republican party really does actually have the best fucking marketing department I've ever seen.
I said nothing of that, I merely stated Hillary had pretty much the same appeal as a bear trap. I may not agree with Trump but at least he has some measure of charisma, Hillary on the other hand is much closer to my personal political stance but as a person she is repulsive.
If you really want to call me an idiot, you should start by not misunderstanding what I'm saying.
American politics aren't only about political programs, they're also about who -in the sense of what person
- you're voting for. When your economy runs fine populist rhetoric appeals essentially to the lower classes, but as the machine loses traction the gap between lower and middle classes grows narrower. Hence populists get a wider audience and become attractive to people who wouldn't listen to them otherwise.
That's where the Dems dropped the ball. Trump sold his people a "I'm gonna help you
" program which people bought despite it being a blatant lie because it's what they wanted to hear. Clinton on the other hand played the usual political game and never managed to connect with those who supported Trump not out of conviction, but of out of concern for the future. She didn't fight Trump over his ideas, she fought him on a personal level. Average Joe doesn't care about society becoming fairer, he actually doesn't even want it to be, he wants to be convincingly told his issues matter. In his own twisted way Trump managed to sound that way, while Clinton came over as just another politician essentially representing those who are already above needing help.
Ultimately she failed because she didn't try to prove she wasn't what people thought she is, while Trump managed to convince enough people he was what he isn't. Yes Trump probably deserves every demeaning epithet he's been thrown to his face but if you wanted to defeat him you should've taken his program apart, not get personal. This happened because too many though can't happen here
and did nothing to prevent it. You don't let your home burn down, you call the firefighters before it's too late.