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insta8er

(960 posts)
Thu May 5, 2016, 02:58 PM May 2016

“Candidate in race most like Bush and Cheney is Hillary Clinton,” says GOP strategist



“The candidate in the race most like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from a foreign policy perspective is in fact Hillary Clinton, not the Republican nominee,” explained GOP strategist Steve Schmidt in an interview this week on MSNBC this week.

“One thing we know as we get ready for a general election contest is that Donald Trump will be running to the left as we understand it against Hillary Clinton on national security issues,” he added.

Schmidt is a longtime Republican operative who formerly served as the spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, a deputy assistant to President George W. Bush and a senior campaign strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. He is now a political analyst for MSNBC.

In the segment, Schmidt argued that Clinton is going to flex her extremely hawkish foreign policy stances to woo leading Republican figures.

“You’re going to see a concerted and organized effort by the Hillary Clinton campaign to go after senior members of the Republican foreign policy establishment,” he said.

“Big names,” Schmidt stressed, citing figures such as former Bush-era Secretary of State Colin Powell, former CIA Director David Petraeus, and Bush senior’s National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/05/candidate_in_race_most_like_bush_and_cheney_is_hillary_clinton_says_gop_strategist/
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“Candidate in race most like Bush and Cheney is Hillary Clinton,” says GOP strategist (Original Post) insta8er May 2016 OP
When comparing a frog, a duck, and worm, the creature most like a lion is the duck. Buzz Clik May 2016 #1
Rather than convince repubs that they're wrong, she'll pander to them. arcane1 May 2016 #2
No One In the Bernie Camp pmorlan1 May 2016 #3
^this^ and +1000 Betty Karlson May 2016 #5
Exactly, Blue_In_AK May 2016 #6
Republicans recognize their own. n/t JPnoodleman May 2016 #4
And we all know GOP strategists deserve our respect wyldwolf May 2016 #7
PNAC approved! LondonReign2 May 2016 #8
 

Buzz Clik

(38,437 posts)
1. When comparing a frog, a duck, and worm, the creature most like a lion is the duck.
Thu May 5, 2016, 03:00 PM
May 2016

It's still a duck.

 

arcane1

(38,613 posts)
2. Rather than convince repubs that they're wrong, she'll pander to them.
Thu May 5, 2016, 03:48 PM
May 2016

And the mantra on the left will be "She's lying, vote for her anyway".

Blue_In_AK

(46,436 posts)
6. Exactly,
Thu May 5, 2016, 04:16 PM
May 2016

and I'm guessing that she will move further to the right to assure that she picks up plenty of Republican votes.

LondonReign2

(5,213 posts)
8. PNAC approved!
Thu May 5, 2016, 04:27 PM
May 2016

Not to mention Goldman, Citi, JPMorgan, and Koch brothers. But some of our "Democrats" on this site are perfectly fine with that.

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