Thursday, September 22, 2016

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- September 22, 2016

Washington Post: Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points

ORLANDO — Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead?

The Democratic nominee raised the issue here during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Laborers' International Union of North America.

The former secretary of state ticked off her pro-union positions, including investing in infrastructure, raising the minimum wage and supporting collective bargaining.

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WNU Editor: I am surprised that the Hillary camp released the above video. Yelling at the viewer never goes well for her.

The Democrat Campaign

Hillary Clinton Proposes 65% Top Rate for Estate Tax -- WSJ
Hillary Clinton cements fundraising advantage over Donald Trump -- USA Today
Hillary Clinton Continues To Build Campaign Money Advantage Over Donald Trump -- Huffington Post
To reach millennials, Clinton reserves digital ad time -- AP
ABC reporter asks Clinton if she needs neurological tests -- ABC News
Top Clinton surrogate: She should 'smile more' during the debates -- The Hill
Former ambassadors back Clinton in letter saying Trump ‘comforted our enemies’ -- Yahoo News
‘The West Wing’ Cast to Campaign for Hillary Clinton -- Variety
Kimmel: I make fewer jokes about Clinton because 'she's boring' -- The Hill

The Republican Campaign

Trump doubles down on 'law-and-order' appeal in White House bid -- Reuters
Trump calls for 'national anti-crime agenda' after Charlotte unrest -- CNN
Trump calls for racial unity, embraces 'stop and frisk' -- AP
Trump: Drugs played ‘very big’ factor in NC protests -- AP
Trump hints Obama to blame for Charlotte unrest -- Politico
Trump: Charlotte violence won't be accepted in my administration -- The Hill
NYC mayor warns Trump: 'stop and frisk' will make things worse -- Reuters
Trump: I reversed birther stance 'to get on with' campaign -- AP
Trump's campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million -- Politico
Trump official resigns after racism comments -- The Hill

General Election Coverage

Obama speaks, and listeners hear nothing but 'Donald Trump' -- AP
Stephen Hawking and hundreds of scientists blast Trump's stance on climate -- ABC News Online
GOP-led House panel finds former Clinton aide in contempt -- AP
Dalai Lama does impression of Donald Trump – video -- The Guardian
Putin's close friend: Donald Trump will be next U.S. president -- Reuters
Rumsfeld on George H.W. Bush voting for Clinton: ‘He’s up in years’ -- Politico


White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 39%, Johnson 8%, Stein 2% -- Rasmussen
Latest Polls -- Real Clear Politics
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 2 in North Carolina -- Politico

Poll: Trump, Clinton in virtual tie in Florida -- Politico
Poll: Trump has 1-point lead in Florida -- The Hill
Swing-state polls: Trump leads in Iowa, narrows the gap in Colorado and Virginia -- Politico
Poll: Trump tightens race in Colo., Va. -- The Hill
Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by Six Points in Latest WSJ/NBC Poll -- WSJ
Poll: Most US voters 'disgusted' with presidential race -- Al Jazeera

U.S. Presidential Debate News

Clinton and Trump Take Different Approaches to First Debate Prep -- NBC
How Clinton And Trump Are Preparing For The First Presidential Debate -- NPR
Trump to debate moderator Holt: We don’t want another Candy Crowley -- Politico
Clinton campaign: Debate moderators should fact-check Trump -- Yahoo News
Trump tells Lester Holt: Don’t fact-check debates -- The Hill
In first US presidential debate, pressure on moderator -- AFP
GOP memo: Trump won't be as polished as Clinton in debate -- The Hill
How Trump Could Win the Debate -- Richard Lowry, Politico

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials

This is why Hillary Clinton isn’t ’50 points ahead’ — or even 10 points ahead -- Aaron Blake, Washington Post
Trump vs. Clinton: Debate will mark biggest moment of election -- Steve Holland and Amanda Becker, Reuters
Trump's bizarre ad strategy -- Steven Shepard, Politico
Hillary Clinton owns the TV airwaves, but Donald Trump may be winning online -- Philip Bump, Washington Post
Former admirals and generals warn Trump is 'dangerous' to military and country -- Stars and Stripes
Trump and the generals -- Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings
Why Aren't Democrats Freaking Out Over Clinton's Poll Numbers? -- David Freedlander, Rolling Stone
Nate Silver says I should be nervous about the election. Here’s why I’m not too nervous. -- Daniel W. Drezner, Washington Post
Will racial unrest help Trump again? -- Chris Stirewalt, FOX News
Why the rise of populism may be Obama’s legacy -- Alan Philps, The National


TWN said...

That was really weird/strange, seemed drunk or on something, just not right, I've seen her speak a lot since 1992 this was so different from every other speech I've see her make.

Aizino Smith said...

Lots of medication.

If she fares poorly in the 1st debate, they will dope her up so much, she will not be mobile shortly after the 3rd debate.

After the 3rd debate she will have 3 to 7 days bed rest.

Anonymous said...

Creepy. Really creepy.

B.Poster said...

Better questions for her to ask would be "why am I not down by 50 points?" How is it that I am still in this thing?"

My prediction of a Trump victory is unchanged, howver, at the time the prediction was made I assumed that 1. Mr. Trump would change his abrasive personality at least for the cameras, 2.)team Trump and the RNC would develop a ground game, and 3.)"never Trump" people would behave like normal people when faced with unpleasent choices. Grit teeth, clench fists, swallow hard, and make the least bad choice, obviously Mr. Trump.

While there has been movement in areas 1 and 3, it is not what I would have expected. Had it been what I expected I think Mr. Trump really would be up by 50 now.

With that said this statement is rather bizarre by Hiliary and indicates she's out of touch with reality. I suspect the internal polls that tell the candidates how things really are indicate she's furthef behind than is generally indicated. The enitre rant she was own appeared to me to be that of an extremely desparate person.