The “oxymoronic echo” of Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan “Continuity With Change” is “straight out of HBO’s Veep series that is echoed by the show’s “fantastically insincere politician,” writes Frank Bruni in the NYT.
Trump seized on her (Hillary’s) convention-speech optimism and used it against her in a series of tweets on Thursday night and Friday morning, complaining that she forgot “to mention the many problems of our country” and refused “to mention Radical Islam.”
He also tweeted this bulletin: “Two policemen just shot in San Diego, one dead. It is only getting worse. People want LAW AND ORDER!”
I’m doubtful that a majority of them want it in all capital letters, followed by an exclamation point, from an egomaniac…
But to guarantee his defeat, Clinton needs to calibrate her voice more deftly than she typically does. She’s right that we’re “stronger together.” But she can’t forget how weak many Americans feel right now.
As Mr. Bruni points out, yes, hateful currents are zapping America. But they are also powerful ones rising from an electorate’s feeling of being bamboozled by the elitist’s stronghold in D.C. Hillary ignores this at her peril.