Trump May Be A Ruthless Stupid Lying Human Being But Hillary Is A Terrible Natural Politician

Bill and Hillary Clinton are both brilliant policy wonks. And when it comes to technical augments Hillary is likely even smarter than Bill. When, however, it comes to political instincts Hillary is clueless.

It is beyond Hillary’s core being to understand that in politics perception is everything. The general public has a bumper sticker mentality. It sees things as either black or while, good or bad. It is the reason for bumper sticker sloganeering in the first place. Indeed, the public is blind to complex nuance and Hilary’s rational, technical thinking is all about nuance and terrible optics.

Its the economy stupid may always be true, but in politics keep it simple stupid is equally true. Time after time Hillary finds herself tripping over her own complex answers, giving her opponents easy openings that make her look evasive and deceptive. The irony is that in her mind to do otherwise would in fact be wrong and deceptive. In other words trying to be absolutely honest has the reverse political effect.

The bottom line is that Hillary can no more change this about herself than Trump can change that fact that he is a ruthless opportunist, cutthroat con man and pathological liar. With one of these two presidential candidates one is falsely perceive to be bad the other is absolutely bad.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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