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bruce MN
Advisor

Re The 19th, BA is right

Bring the topic up from below on the list. It's not the Trump Campaign that is proposing this. There actually doesn't seem to be a Trump Campaign perse. Most of the Trump stuff comes from loose groups of supporters and Donald picks up on some and not on others. Doubt that he is going to flout this one, but the casual observer probably isn't going to make the distinction. All of these rabid screeds from the periphery aren't doing him any good. It might have been interesting to see how he would have done if he had sat down with the party leadership, mapped out a platform and judiciously taken on his generally unpopular and pretty damned boring opponent. As it is, he couldn't get past this being about himself, and what he was certain that he was due. Been a crazy election season as a result. Losing candidates usually leave a trail of unsettled issues that they have made arguments over. The ones that he has only appeal to small, albeit noisy and even possibly dangerous, factions.
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bruce MN
Advisor

Re: Re The 19th, BA is right

WCMO
Senior Advisor

GOP Platform

"It might have been interesting to see how he would have done if he had sat down with the party leadership, mapped out a platform"

 

A sensible, well-thought, GOP platform seems to have been lacking.  GOP leadership didn't seem to allow Trump into the "inner fray" following the primaries, and though that was part of Trump's early attractiveness (destabilizing the establishment), the GOP also doesn't seem to have engineered (or Trump didn't allow) a cohesive final campaign.  If Clinton wins, it is not because she won on her merits nor a winning Democratic Party platform, it is because of smear tactics, a lack of a meaningful GOP cohesiveness, Trump simply being Trump, and an uphill campaign against tall odds (Clinton machine, Democratic party, liberal media bias, huge Clinton donor support, and even the GOP itself).  Trump is basically a third-party candidate that won the GOP ticket.