Remember when everyone — Democrats and Republicans alike — said Donald Trump as the GOP nominee would hand Hillary Clinton the election in a landslide?It wasn’t that long ago, and yet how quickly things change. With the anointed one still trying to fend off her Democrat challenger Bernie Sanders — in a dead heat now in California — she’s already losing ground in general election matchups against presumptive GOP nominee Donald. Many were stunned when Trump edged out Clinton for the first time in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. Meanwhile, some polls have shown Trump virtually even or slightly ahead in key battleground states such as Ohio and Florida.
And it would seem Donald Trump’s momentum at this point is trending upward, while the Queen’s is going the opposite direction.In that context, Hillary Clinton’s campaign admitted the unthinkable — unthinkable to THEM, of course — in a desperate plea to supporters today.
Donald Trump “really, really could” win.Do you hear the sound of liberals everywhere gasping?
Via Washington Times:
Faced with sagging fundraising numbers, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Friday appealed to supporters and admitted it was wrong in assuming Donald Trump couldn’t possibly win a general election contest.Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told supporters in an email that the campaign took for granted that donations would pick up once a Clinton vs. Trump November match-up became certain.
Instead, the campaign says fundraising numbers in May have dropped, and the Clinton operation’s assumption that voters would reject Mr. Trump have been proven wrong.
“One assumption seemed pretty safe: That if we were to wind up running against Donald Trump, our supporters, especially our grassroots donors, would be so horrified that they’d step up big time. It’s now been three weeks since Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee, and the fact is that isn’t happening yet,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in the email.
“Don’t get me wrong — you’ve been amazing,” he continued. “But for the time being, our fundraising is actually DOWN slightly from where it was in April. I don’t know if it’s that you think we don’t need the money yet (we do), or that Trump couldn’t possibly win (he really, really could), or if you’re just exhausted from a long primary (I don’t blame you!) — but whatever your reasons are, I am personally asking you to get up off the bench and help make sure the most extreme, erratic presidential nominee in history never makes it to the White House.”Of course, this all comes just as Hillary Clinton’s email scandal seems to be worsening, with the State Department’s damning report dropping earlier this week — forcing many liberals to admit it’s devastating to her campaign. And renewing chatter about Vice President Joe Biden as the guy who could come in and take her place as the Democrat nominee.
On the other side, Donald Trump has crossed the magic 1,237 delegate threshold, while his party continues to gradually coalesce around him — most recently, former presidential rival Marco Rubio ceding his delegates to him and offering to help in any way he can.
Tough times for the Queen.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]