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View Diary: Rove's Hillary Clinton brain damage lies aren't popular, but he might not mind (76 comments)

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  •  It's just politics (0+ / 0-)

    He needs to increase her negatives slowly bit by bit over the next two years.  Her problem is that she may peak too soon.  Her problem is that she may be old news in two years and Americans might be ready for a new story.  

    •  it is not just politics (0+ / 0-)

      if there really was a fair and balanced media, then it might be 'just politics'.   In today's media it is a deliberate editorial policy to move away from facts, from reporting, from presenting news to transcribing for a point of view and sensationalizing and promoting talking points for a point of view.

    •  I think that's the only way she loses (2+ / 0-)
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      ChuckChuckerson, PorridgeGun

      Hillary is most popular when she's out of the media spotlight.  Then, Democrats and independents can visualize in her, whatever it is they want to see:  She's more liberal than Bill;  She's learned her lesson from the Iraq War;  She's not in bed with Wall Street;  It's not the 1990's;  etc. etc.

      Sound familiar???

      I am 100% sure that the more people see of Hillary, the more they dislike her.  That is what happened in 2008, and Obama was a viable alternative in an election the GOP couldn't win with anybody alive that they could run.  If the GOP can keep her in the media, drive up her negatives, and make her deny and posture, they can make this competitive by election day.  Then, they can rely on Clinton hubris, a political miscalculation or two (like in 2008), and general Clinton fatigue to narrowly beat her.

      It's a long shot, but unless they can scare her out of running, it's the only strategy they've got.

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