In 1996, when Bill Clinton seemed almost guaranteed of a victory over Republican Bob Dole, only 49 percent of the electorate turned out to vote — the lowest ever save for 1924, when voter turnout was 48.9 percent. Clinton-Dole may have been uninspiring, but our 2016 options promise to be truly soul-deadening.
Moderates Independents will feel particularly abandoned when faced with a choice between Hillary and Cruz or Rubio.
Cruz would be especially vexing. He merges a regressive, rigid ideology with an overbearing personality that will endear him only to the truest believers. A prick, basically.
Rubio, meanwhile, is likely to come off as overly eager and not quite ready for prime time. Then there’s his Nixonian sweating.
No one can top the preternatural inauthenticity of Hillbot, who continues to show little regard for the voters she is trying to woo.
In an interview taped Monday, Clinton repeated an already ridiculed claim that her popularity among Wall Street donors stems from the relationships she built in the aftermath of 9/11.
“I have stood for a lot of regulation on big banks and on the financial services sector. I also represented New York and represented everybody from the dairy farmers to the fishermen…And so, yes, do I know people? And did I help rebuild after 9/11? Yes, I did,” Clinton said.
So what’s Ross Perot up to these days?