Will anti-Trump forces cost Hillary the White House?

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  1. aaronvan Suspended

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    Anti-Trump reactionaries are gathering forces in an effort to silence and shut-down the democratic process of nominating a presidential candidate. While I am anti-Trump, the sight of thuggish bully-boys displaying vulgar gestures in front of small children and terrorizing peaceful citizens annoys me to the point where I might shelve my principles and vote for Trump. Just to give them a big F/U. Well, that will never happen but the idea did occur to me that there are millions of people who are on the fence and to whom the sight of a vicious mob disrupting the political process could push them to Trump (that is, if he is even the nominee) and cost Hillary the election.

    The Clinton campaign must realize this. She is this close to the presidency so I wonder what effort she will take to rein-in her proxies?
     
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    there are things stacking up against Hillary, the more the GOP fights trump the stronger he is, plenty of the poor who lost their tax refunds to O-care might also stick it to Hillary :D
     
  3. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    I guess I just don't see things that way.

    Granted, Hillary Clinton has not proven - so far - to be a particularly engaging candidate. And many people, for various reasons, claim not to like her.

    But thats very different to what is going on with Trump. Many people detest the type of rhetoric he makes. They are frightened by his recklessness; his vulgarity; his boasting; his demeaning way of speaking to women, to adversaries. For every voter Trump brings in to his side - he'll drive two or three to vote against him

    Personally, my prediction is that if Trump turns out to be the nominee for the Republicans, they will suffer a devastating defeat.

    Remember this phrase: People don't like Hillary Clinton. They loathe Donald Trump and what he is standing for.

    Richard Nixon was never seen as a particularly likable character. But he still won a landslide victory against an opponent (McGovern) - who was facing similar party disunion to what is going on in the Republican camp right now.
     
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    trump, just like Bernie are seen as anti establishment, Hillary is having trouble winning against a free for all socialist, you have too much faith in her. Trump 2016 :D
     
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    Maybe the multiple agencies that are investigating Hillary and the Clinton Foundation for email to and from to her private closet server will stop her first?
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    Do you actually know what he stands for and is challenging instead of the MSM news media rhetoric?.
     
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    It never safe when people vote against the other guy instead of voting for you. This is certainly an anti-establishment election year. Hillary is 110% establishment so that alone could neutralize Trump's negatives.
     
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    On one side, you have Bill. Bill is a part of upper management at the company you work for. Generally speaking, upper management is about damn useless. They've kept the company afloat, but it's almost as if its in spite of everything they've done. There's not a lot of confidence in Bill. He's just more of the same BS.

    On the other side, you have Mike. He's running for the same position Bill is. Now Mike's a pretty likable guy. He's got a way with the ladies, make everyone laugh, and talks a convincing game about how he's going to get the company back on track. But he has this bad tendency to quote passages from The Turner Diaries at inopportune moments, has a bad habit of spreading malicious rumors around the office, and everyone's recently learned that one of his hobbies is cutting the legs off of hamsters with scissors so he can watch them squirm around on the ground before they bleed to death and die. Mike might be insane.

    ...who do you pick?
     
  8. chown33, Mar 16, 2016
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    If Bill's wife is Hillary, I don't vote for him. Or her.

    I don't know what The Turner Diaries are, and I'm too lazy to look it up, so meh: doesn't matter.

    The hamster thing: definitely not good.

    Frankly, I'd be looking for another job at whatever the competitor to this company is. And if they don't know what's happening with Bill and Mike, I'd probably trade info on that to help secure a position.

    Or maybe I'd short the company's stock, leak the hamster info, and collect the big kachings.
     
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    Trump is the one threatening violence if he doesn't get the nomination. That's going to turn more people off of him.
     
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    Boardroom coup d'etat. Bill and Mike are out; Trump takes control and make the company great again.
     
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    Source please that Trump *threatened* violence if he did not get the nomination.
     

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