American Elephants

And Just Who and What is the Real Hillary Rodham Clinton? by The Elephant's Child

rs-hillary-clinton00-14dd2339-a1e8-4e17-81f1-d42f597558f3In a previous post, I asked “But why is Hillary running? Yes, yes, she wants to be the first woman president, but what precisely do we get out of it?”  We the people that is. What does she want to do that will make America better if we should elect her?

It seems that Hillary “began conducting focus groups and polling swing state voters as early as December 2014 to figure out how to brand herself and find a “rationale” for running for president.”

Nearly two years before the election, Clinton’s team circulated a timeline of research objectives for which the nascent campaign would spend $2 million on focus groups and surveys, according to recently released hacked emails.

A “fundamental question” was how to brand Hillary as either “Badass/hip,” or a “Grandma.”

“Attached is an updated summary of the research process and a budget,” Robby Mook, who would become Clinton’s campaign manager, emailed on Dec. 8, 2014. “I want to emphasize that THIS *WILL* CHANGE because the team will have better ideas on methodology and the strategy will evolve as the project progresses.”

They figured on a $2 million budget for their research, maybe less, but didn’t want to ignore thoroughness and quality.

Twenty-four focus groups and 13,200 interviews with voters were to be held before the campaign launched in April 2015. It included 500 interviews with 18 to 28 year-olds, a demographic that supported Bernie Sanders in the primary. He was kind of cute with that great shock of white hair, but clearly, as has subsequently proven out, they have no idea what Socialism and Communism were or are all about.They aren’t much on geography anyway, and probably have no idea where Venezuela is, or what the history of Cuba is all about.

The focus groups tested stuff like colors, type fonts, humor and imagery. This is old news for the Clintons who made extensive use of focus group testing when they were in the White House. Nothing was left to chance.They thought that immigration and trade might be issues for Hillary.

According to Wikileaks, the campaign was considering pandering to black voters with a “Yo Mama” joke. but it got nixed at the last  minute.

Jokes are rehearsed and focus group tested. Economist Stephen Moore had a column at Investors in which he charges Hillary with hypocrisy.

In the modern history of American politics has there ever been a bigger hypocrite than Hillary Clinton?  Her 30 years in politics has taught us clearly that  Hillary lives by one set of rules and wants to impose different rules for everyone else.

She constantly accuses Donald Trump of transgressions that she has been caught red handed of herself.

She sermonizes about a code of conduct that she and her husband and her operatives routinely violate.  We have learned from her emails that she has two personas: she tells voters one thing and her donors the opposite.

Do read the whole thing. He illustrates with quotes from Hillary—which he completes with the real facts. It’s pretty funny.

Well, test everything, then rehearse the jokes until you have them down pat. Use the right colors and type font to encourage belief and confidence. You can’t believe your own lying eyes, and you certainly can’t believe Hillary.

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