Tuesday, September 13, 2016
“After ‘September Disaster For Clinton’, Democrats Near ‘Full-On Panic Mode’"
“After ‘September Disaster For Clinton’,
Democrats Near ‘Full-On Panic Mode’"
by Tyler Durden
“Hillary is in the midst of a "September Disaster" and we're only weeks away from the "October Surprise" promised by WikiLeaks which purports to have 1,000s of additional damaging Hillary emails to release. According to The Hill, Clinton's "basket of deplorables" followed by her "medical episode" that resulted in a public display of her being dragged, limp and helpless, into a van, has democrats on the verge of "full-on panic mode."
Democrats aren’t in full-on panic mode just yet, but they are worried that a race that had looked comfortable only a few weeks ago is now seriously competitive. And they expect to be on edge for much of the next week, until the first polls appear indicating how Clinton’s battle with pneumonia is affecting the contest.
The incident seems sure to further antagonize the media as well, because Clinton aides had derided reporters who raised her health as an issue, and the campaign was less than transparent about Sunday’s events.
Meanwhile, Boston University professor, Tobe Berkovitz, isn't buying efforts by the Clinton campaign to downplay the impact of Hillary's 9/11 "medical episode" saying that on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most damaging, the event was a 15. As Berkovitz points out, no amount of spin from the Clinton camp can remove that moment of complete frailty from the minds of voters. Berkovitz, a Boston University professor who specializes in political communications, said that on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 being the most damaging, the video footage rated “a 15.”
Berkovitz added: “No matter what you say and no matter how you say it, everyone sees the presidential nominee basically collapsing, almost on the street. When you are saying, ‘I want to be commander in chief and I have the toughness and the strength to lead America during trying times,’ well, you don’t want to see that person being carried into a van.” But, as Berkovitz pointed out, on the upside, at least Hillary's "medical episode" detracted attention from her "basket of deplorables" comment. Unfortunately, that comment was made while she was completely conscious.”