Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in desperation mode, and she’s not doing a very good job at hiding it. Assuming she doesn’t get indicted soon, Hillary will presumably be the Democratic nominee for president. While some voters still think she will wipe the floor with Donald Trump, many have conceded that the general election will be either closely contested or a landslide — for Trump.
While Trump has expanded the Republican Party with millions of new voters, the Democrats find themselves far from a position of unification. Sanders voters feel disillusioned and fed up with how they have been treated by the DNC, and nearly a third say they will vote for Trump if Clinton is the nominee. Meanwhile, Republicans are quickly coalescing behind Trump; Paul Ryan, for example, recently established his support for Trump after previously remaining uncommitted.
Trump is in Hillary’s head, and this is just the beginning. He has already branded her as “crooked” and a product of insider corporations. Her favorability ratings are plummeting, and Trump’s attacks are only just beginning.
Max Goldberg-Keller, San Luis Obispo
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