Jul. 26, 2016 10:08am
What a disaster.
Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are melting down. Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Shultz Wasserman is despised and deposed – literally fired and booed off the stage. Hillary’s coronation is in chaos and crisis. Julia Assange says he’s releasing Hillary’s personal emails next.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is surging in polls. Hillary is in a world of trouble.
Then there’s her vice president pick. It’s the worst EVER. Hillary announced Tim Kaine to a soaring crescendo of…
It was P.T. Barnum who once said the worst thing that can happen in business is…NOTHING. In business or politics, silence isn’t golden, it’s deafening.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., participate in a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., Thursday, July 14, 2016. Kaine has been rumored to be one of Clinton’s possible vice president choices. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Hillary’s vice president pick didn’t move the meter. It was met with deafening silence. If a tree fell in the forest, but no one saw it, did it really fall? Was Tim Kaine really announced as Hillary’s vice president? No one saw it … no one heard it … no one in Hillary’s core voter demographic has ever heard of him.
Tim Kaine is so boring. Tim Kaine himself jokes about how boring he is. Hillary is best described as experienced and boring. The last thing she needed was more experienced and boring to join her on the ticket. Hillary desperately needed a shot in the arm; an exciting and edgy vice president by her side.
You know, someone young and shiny. You know, the kind of girlfriend Bill Clinton usually picks.
The clueless and liberal-biased media tried to put a good spin on it, describing the Kaine pick as similar to Trump’s pick of Mike Pence. Yes, on the face of it they are similar. Both Pence and Kaine are experienced, credible and boring middle-aged white men. In short, “safe” traditional politicians.
But no one noticed the Grand Canyon-sized difference between the two picks. Trump is wild, exciting and high energy. The last thing Trump needed was more energy on his ticket. He needed stable, credible and experienced.
More importantly, Trump needed to make his GOP base of conservatives and Christians happy. Trump accomplished all of that with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
On the other hand, Hillary is boring and unlikeable. She lacks energy or excitement. Bill Maher said it best when I was a guest on his HBO show “Real Time” last month. Maher said Hillary is like a shot we have to take at the doctor’s office. You have to do it, but you’re not excited about it.
Yet somehow Hillary found someone even more boring than her. A pale, pot-bellied, middle aged, balding, old white guy, that none of Hillary’s core voters have heard of. He’s not handsome. He’s not charismatic. He’s not exciting. He’s anonymous.
But wait, it gets worse.
Tim Kaine isn’t just boring. He’s offensive and a personal insult to every liberal in the party.
Unlike Pence who healed the rift in the GOP and made the base happy, Kaine has divided the Democratic Party and enraged the liberal base. Kaine is an affront to every Bernie Sanders supporter – which happens to be all the youth and energy in the entire Democrat Party.
But wait, it gets worse.
Kaine is a middle-aged white man in a party that is built around minorities and special interest groups. Almost any other choice in the world would have worked better for Hillary than Kaine.
President Barack Obama, right, stands on stage with U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine, left, at a campaign event, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Charlottesville, Va. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Bernie Sanders as vice president would have energized the liberal base.
Either Tom Perez or Julian Castro as vice president would have energized Latinos.
U.S. Sen. Corey Booker as vice president would have energized black voters and younger voters.
U.S. Sen Elizabeth Warren would have energized women and the liberal base.
Any one of those choices as vice president might have led Hillary to victory. Because victory is about energy, excitement, motivation and turnout. But Hillary found a way to energize no one in her party. No one.
As in nada.
Who does Kaine energize? I can guarantee you this much – not one black voter in America is excited about Tim Kaine.
Obviously Hillary thought Kaine would help attract a few white voters to her side. WRONG.
Other than a few middle-aged, pot-smoking liberal hippies, an overwhelming majority of red-blooded white voters in America are voting for Donald Trump. Trump excites them, energizes them, gives them hope.
As my new book, “ANGRY WHITE MALE,” points out white males, specifically, and white voters, in general, are in Trump’s corner for better or worse, forever. They aren’t going anywhere.
Trump is to angry white males what Barack Obama was to angry black voters in 2008: a hero who understands them, resonates with them, speaks their language. White males will be the “Soccer Moms” of this election. Trump has them locked and loaded.
Even ultra-liberal filmmaker Michael Moore pointed out days ago, Trump will win because of 40 million motivated, “angry white males.” Even Michael Moore gets it.
If Hillary thought Tim Kaine would compete with Donald Trump for angry white male votes, then I now understand why she thinks the economy is doing great. It’s called “delusion.”
If Hillary has a chance to win this election, she has only a few places to turn- excite women…excite blacks…excite Latinos. Or go home.
Hillary just made the worst VP pick ever.