Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I'm very glad Hillary closed out the primary season with big wins in New Jersey and California, instead of limping into the nomination on the basis of past performance. That would have seemed weak, and no doubt Trump would have mocked her about it.

But she won, pretty much fair and square. Even Bernie will have to admit that eventually.

The Times previews the election:
Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump signaled in their victory speeches how they plan to campaign in the general election: not on narrow promises or practical disagreements about shared goals, but on sweeping and stark themes about the country’s basic character.

Mr. Trump pledged to be an “America first” president, a guardian of the nation’s traditional interests against foreign forces, and a warrior against “a corrupt system” in Washington. Mrs. Clinton, in contrast, vowed to stand up for the United States as a “big-hearted, fair-minded country” open to immigration and diversity and, she said, under grave threat from Mr. Trump.

The election, Mrs. Clinton said, would be “about millions of Americans coming together to say: We are better than this. We won’t let this happen in America.”
Should be interesting.

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