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hill2016

(1,772 posts)
Sat May 7, 2016, 10:09 AM May 2016

NY Times: Clinton thinks she has Sanders' supporters in the bag, now wooing anti-Trump Republicans

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is trying to seize on the turmoil Donald J. Trump’s ascent has caused within the Republican Party, hoping to gain the support of Republican voters and party leaders including former elected officials and retired generals disillusioned by their party’s standard-bearer.

More broadly, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is repositioning itself, after a year of emphasizing liberal positions and focusing largely on minority voters, to also appeal to independent and Republican-leaning white voters turned off by Mr. Trump.

But her campaign, confident that the young people and liberals backing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will come around to support Mrs. Clinton in November, is focusing its efforts on white working-class women and suburban women who tend to vote for Republican presidential candidates, but who polls show hold negative views of Mr. Trump.



http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/07/us/politics/hillary-clinton-republican-party.html

The fact that she will be the Democratic nominee seems to be a foregone conclusion. She is now focusing on wooing the party elite who cannot get behind Trump, moderate Republicans, and soccer moms.


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NY Times: Clinton thinks she has Sanders' supporters in the bag, now wooing anti-Trump Republicans (Original Post) hill2016 May 2016 OP
Before anyone complains... CrowCityDem May 2016 #1
So did Obama but that did not stop DU's Hillary supporters for bashing Bernie for the same Bluenorthwest May 2016 #6
"Oops, I made a Mistake" bahrbearian May 2016 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #3
Hubris EndElectoral May 2016 #4
I'm eager to watch the Hillary supporters pivot with their candidate XemaSab May 2016 #5
Probably not a bad tactic, especially considering the Vogon_Glory May 2016 #7
Sounds like Vogan thinking. Please do not inflict us with your poetry as well. TheKentuckian May 2016 #8
Bernie's fans have called the leading Democratic candidate and her voters far worse Vogon_Glory May 2016 #11
Oh, the Voganity! TheKentuckian May 2016 #13
Huge tactical error. Amazing. She could blow this. cali May 2016 #9
Perhaps not Vogon_Glory May 2016 #10
In the hostage bag. Ash_F May 2016 #12
 

CrowCityDem

(2,348 posts)
1. Before anyone complains...
Sat May 7, 2016, 10:11 AM
May 2016

let's remember that Bernie has also touted his supposed appeal to alienated Republican voters. This is not unique to Hillary.

 

Bluenorthwest

(45,319 posts)
6. So did Obama but that did not stop DU's Hillary supporters for bashing Bernie for the same
Sat May 7, 2016, 10:29 AM
May 2016

thing. And that is an issue, that her supporters attacked him for doing what they will now praise her for doing. It's a double standard thing. It means they are people who just bash, not people who address actual principled concerns they hold.

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XemaSab

(60,212 posts)
5. I'm eager to watch the Hillary supporters pivot with their candidate
Sat May 7, 2016, 10:22 AM
May 2016

What's next?

"Reasonable" restrictions on abortion?

More coal, oil, and fracking?

School vouchers so white children don't have to sit next to black children in school?

War in Syria?

Vogon_Glory

(9,037 posts)
7. Probably not a bad tactic, especially considering the
Sat May 7, 2016, 11:03 AM
May 2016

Probably not a bad tactic, especially considering the threats by so many of Bernie's fan-boys and fan-girls here at DU and other places to sit out the general election because Bernie didn't win the primaries. Better to have the electoral support of people who actually vote, as opposed to the unhappy fan-boys and fan-girls who probably won't.

TheKentuckian

(24,800 posts)
8. Sounds like Vogan thinking. Please do not inflict us with your poetry as well.
Sat May 7, 2016, 11:29 AM
May 2016

Can't you smash some beautiful and crystalline crabs and create some red tape?

Vogon_Glory

(9,037 posts)
11. Bernie's fans have called the leading Democratic candidate and her voters far worse
Sat May 7, 2016, 04:40 PM
May 2016

Bernie's fans have called Secretary Clinton and her supporters far worse.

So unless you really want to see Donald sworn in as President next January, deal with it.

TheKentuckian

(24,800 posts)
13. Oh, the Voganity!
Sun May 8, 2016, 11:03 AM
May 2016

You don't see how going further to the right (one can only guess how) takes the bite out of fear mongering Trump?

Isn't that exactly what the definition of a devil's bargain is? You really expect folks to take a bet when all you offer is heads you win and tails I loose?

What is going to attract these unhappy with Trump TeaPubliKLANS? These folks who have been able to stick with these racist, bigoted, greedy ass world burners anyway? What are you going to lure these people in with now?

One doesn't have to be any purist to have little to nothing further to concede to the right or to believe we are past time instead be pushing back strongly in the other direction because that is what is needed.

The strategy is not really that sound unless the actual intent is simply to move the party to the corporate owned right because there is no evidence or much reason to believe in such an electoral tactic. It is foolhardy.

 

cali

(114,904 posts)
9. Huge tactical error. Amazing. She could blow this.
Sat May 7, 2016, 11:49 AM
May 2016

The only comfort to that is bye bye hill and bill.

Vogon_Glory

(9,037 posts)
10. Perhaps not
Sat May 7, 2016, 04:29 PM
May 2016

Perhaps not. I may think that most of the folks who vote in the Republican Party primaries may have gone cuckoo, but I still believe there's still a useful percentile who might think that fiscal responsibility and planning for the future might mean something, something real and good despite decades of GOP bushwhah. That sliver might be sliced off Club Packiderm, even if the Tea-bagger, Dixiecrat, and Religious nuts stick with Trump.

As I said earlier, Hillary might find those disaffected R's a more reliable voting block than the Bernie fan-boys and fan-girls threatening to sit out this general election because other Democrats didn't vote their way.

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