Crooked Clinton’s Cards Played Too Early
This time next week, we will all know what the future of America will hold. From many viewpoints, America’s time to come can either go one of two ways: Utopia or Dystopia. According to the BBC, 48% of Americans deem Dystopia the safe option (*cough* Clinton Clingers).
So, whilst we’re all biting our nails, afraid that the less educated Americans are too blind to see Crooked Clinton’s Clutches, what do we do to calm our minds? Whilst conversing with a fellow twitter user, @mkondich, the idea came to light.
It’s actually rather easy. If you look at the whole race systematically, we can easily see that Clinton really did NOT play her cards well.
For example, early October Clinton must have been extremely happy to finally (after much-unprevailed searching) to have known about Trumps ‘scandalous’ tape released in 2005. Donald Trump bragged in supposedly ‘vulgar terms’ about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation. Many call it sexual assault; he calls it locker room talk. I on this instance, would concur with the fact that it’s definitely locker room talk.
Okay, maybe he wasn’t exactly a teenager at the time, where one may excuse the crude discussion of sex on tape (hormones and what not). But nor was Hillary in 2008, when she decided to call young black males “super-predators”. Let’s remember, racism has no age excuse. And before the triggering begins, yes, there is video evidence.
Back on track to Clinton’s card play, was the statement made not too early to bring out to the public? Think about it this way, the articles were hitting the headlines earlier than the 10th October. Of course, early bird voting was allowed as early as 23rd September in some states. However, only 34 out of 50 states in America allow early voting, where some states require special excuses for the use of early voting. These states that do not allow excuse free early voting are: Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. 12 out of the 34 early voting states require special permissions.
If I have made my assumptions correctly, it means that not enough people will be early bird voting, in order for those votes to be substantially impacted by the allegations on Trump. In fact, not all early bird voters will even be mildly pushed away from the idea of voting for Trump through the tapes. If I haven’t been (though I cannot vote), or people I know, then a lot of other people won’t be either.
Wouldn’t it have been better for Clinton to push media coverage of Trump’s ‘scandal’ to a later date? Especially a date that’s closer to the election? You know, to make sure enough undecided people looking for reasons to lean to one side are quickly informed by recent headlines? Headlines such as “FBI Reportedly ‘Reopening’ Clinton E-Mail Investigation” (posted 5 days ago, what an early Halloween surprise)?
Yes, there are 650,000 more emails the FBI believes are “pertinent” to the Clinton investigation. These emails were also discovered on a laptop. This laptop, investigators believe, was used by former congressman and longstanding creep Anthony Weiner whilst looking for child pornography.
According to the WSJ, “underlying metadata suggests thousands of those messages could have been sent to or from the private server that Mrs Clinton used while she was secretary of state.”
Well, it looks like the tables have turned and Trump was able to recover from the media burst. All whilst Clinton was awaiting a nasty surprise not long after. It looks like Karma really does exist.