Cross-posted at Daily Kos
Donald Trump has revived an old Nixonian term in claiming that his supporters constitute a “silent majority”. Of course, like most of what Trump says, this is bunk: no poll has ever shown him with a majority (as opposed to a plurality) of Republican voters, and if there’s anything of which he and his supporters are incapable, it’s silence.
Hillary’s always been more of a progressive than she’s given credit for, just as all the media hype about her being “untrustworthy” has long been blown way out of proportion. We’ve been breathlessly warned about “Clinton scandals” for two and a half decades, and all we ever really got was one lousy blow job.
While staking out strong progressive positions on a range of issues, she’s also been in the political and governmental realm long enough to know what’s achievable. We need a candidate who not only has a strong shot at getting elected, but who is ready to govern once that happens.