13 ways Clinton could lose

NZH republishes a list of things that Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid could potentially fail on.

The presidency is Hillary Clinton’s to lose – here are 12 ways she could lose it

The elites in Washington almost uniformly believe Hillary Clinton will be elected president in November. The conventional wisdom underlying coverage of 2016 is that Donald Trump will go down in flames and probably take the Republican Senate with him.

It should be a slam dunk for HRC, right?

The presidency is hers to lose, but here are a dozen ways Clinton can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory:

A summary of the list:

  1. Complacency
  2. Unforced errors
  3. Not inspiring
  4. Not being ‘likable enough’
  5. Moving too far to the right
  6. Moving too far to the left
  7. Bungling her VP selection
  8. Allowing herself to get defined as an insider
  9. Not directly engaging with Trump’s attacks
  10. Bill going ‘off the reservation’
  11. Being overly secretive
  12. Getting indicted

If 12. happens that would be a major factor on it’s own. But the other eleven will all be factors in the end result.

But the most significant way Clinton could lose is missing.

Another candidate may appeal to more voters than Clinton.

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  1. alloytoo

     /  19th May 2016

    I think Trump’s success in the primaries has by in large been a backlash against the establishment, against the ruling elite whose entire purpose is politics.

    Trump, for all his faults (and they are many) is seen to be at odds with, or apart from this special brand of political parasite.

    Hilary is part of the “Clinton Dynasty” like Jeb and “W” were part of the “Bush” dynasty.

    I would not underestimate the American public’s wish to elect Trump simply as a way to send a message to the Washington elite to up their game.

    • David

       /  19th May 2016

      “I think Trump’s success in the primaries has by in large been a backlash against the establishment, against the ruling elite whose entire purpose is politics.”

      Yes. People are not voting for him to go to Washington to fix it. They are voting for him to go to Washington and burn it to the ground.

      • Gezza

         /  19th May 2016

        President Donald J Trump. I think it may not just be a virtual reality, it could very well end up being real reality.

      • Corky

         /  19th May 2016

        Bullseye. Question is: Will Washihgton take Trump out before Trump takes them out. My moneys on Trump winding up dead, one way or another. Trumps problem is he’s not connected to old power.

        • Gezza

           /  19th May 2016

          Jeez. Now that’s a point not to be readily dismissed Corky. He’ll soon have wiped the floor clean of any other Republican candidates. Done at the right time, even if the current establishment or opponent is suspected of being behind such a thing, who else would voters have as the Republican option?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  19th May 2016

          The Donald’s got so many enemies lining up to have a go it’ll be a shooting gallery corkscrew. My money’s on the Chinese. First they’ll try to buy him out and then they’ll take him out. Either way he will have zero impact on America’s plight

  2. 13. Hilary is outed as the lying death merchant that she truly is.

    “The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.”


    ISIS in Syria are assisted by the Turkish state, which implicated the US secretary of state Kerry in a conspiracy to make war by conducting a false flag attack in Syria. Kerry succeeded Clinton in the role of US secretary of state.

  3. Conspiratoor

     /  19th May 2016

    Theres a big train a coming and it’s unstoppable. She will soon be nothing more than a grubby little footnote in history

  4. 13. Every scandal the Clintons have been linked to going back through the decades. Trump will see every innuendo about Whitewater etc to damage Clintons credibility and challenge her truthfulness and trustworthiness

    If we don’t see dirty everywhere I’ll be very,very surprised.


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