Saturday, October 22, 2016

How a new Clinton presidency will change American politics forever

AT The Hill by Allan J. Lichman  --  . 

I won’t go so far as to make a final prediction on the outcome of the 2016 race. My historical analysis indicates that 2016 should be a change election, but Donald Trump is a history shattering candidate who seems intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
 
 It is therefore worthwhile to speculate on what might happen to our country and politics if 2016 proves to be a “wave election” with Clinton thumping Donald Trump. As you’ll see, the consequences would be profound.

On Donald Trump:

In the wake of a blowout loss, Trump would surely accept the verdict of the people. Or would he? So far Trump has hedged and firmly committed only to accepting the election’s outcome “If I win.” A truly breathtaking concession. Still, he may not want to marginalize himself by refusing to recognize a clear victory for his opponent. After all, he will still have a brand to defend. Another run at age 74, like Bernie Sanders? Never say never.

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