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Response to machoneman (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:01 AM

13. She would be better speaking positively about the ways those states are moving forward and

how the country as a whole would benefiit from policies like those states have without referencing that they voted for her. She might be better speaking about domestic issues as she did here. On foreign policy, she could help by reminising about her time, how things worked and the relationships built. This would allow people to see her as the intelligent, committed person she is - speaking of much happier times - which might actually be more enjoyable for her. This IMPLICITLY criticizes Trump and the Republicans. Leave it to those listening to make the jump that things would have been better had she won.

Because she was the 2016 nominee in that very nasty campaign (because Trump was beyond nasty), it is easy for Republicans to spin any negative Trump comment (in fact even neutral comments) as just her being bitter. Her voice as a serious Democratic statesperson is too important to waste.

This is my opinion and obviously not what she has chose, but even in 2016, I thought it a mistake that the campaign made HER the lead attack dog against Trump. There were many other Democrats out defing the disaster Trump was. Hillary Clinton was always at her best seriously explaining policy and what it could do for people.

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