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Very strong points Schmidt. I agree, this sort of tactic could work for either candidate. In posting it here instead of a more neutral forum I hope the idea will reach it's intended destination.
As for your comment:
"The problem that seems almost unsolvable is how to change these people's worldviews so that they look at their own economic interests rather than riding the coat tails of a pseudo business man like Trump and his false promises."
I am still coming up short on ideas for this one, I am beginning to think many of them may be unreachable.
All the best
Tempestvteapot -- First thanks for coming on the Democratic Hub and sharing your views. We always appreciate newcomers, and hope you'll find some reasons to stay.
Hillary Clinton cannot win these people over with a debate performance or by anything she says on the campaign. The only way is to win the election and then slowly chip away at their bias towards her. That also will be difficult when you have the right wing of the media and indeed much of the mainstream media continually attacking her and second guessing her.
The Republicans (the Party of No) had a very successful strategy during the almost eight years of the Obama administration. Obama inherited the Great Recession in which 8.7 million jobs were lost. Their strategy was simply to oppose all of Obama's efforts to lift people up out of the recession...opposing especially everything related to jobs. In other words, keep people down and then blame Obama for their plight. Despite their efforts, we have created over 15 million private sector jobs, but that is still not enough to help many of those on the bottom. They have also opposed food stamps and other programs to help out those suffering the most.
Then they claim all their misery is a result of the ineffectiveness of Obama's policies. The media jumps on board with that talking point.
So Hillary Clinton has a difficult hill to climb in that regard if Republicans control both houses of Congress and continually sabotage and obstruct her initiatives like they did to Obama. She will have to continually call them out on that, something that Obama was reluctant to do in a big way, and tell them to call their Congressperson that they should vote for her measures...call them out by name, again and again. Make it the headline.
She has some excellent proposals in her website that very few in the media seem to know much about...at least they never mention it. The Vox website is one of the exceptions. She has spent countless hours gathering facts and information on the ground in these rural poor areas, and has put her proposals on her website for scrutiny and critique. She is fine tuning them continually. However, with the media ignoring that aspect of her campaign, she has an uphill battle ahead of her. We'll see.
Don't underestimate her...she's tough, very tough.