Friday, October 21, 2016
Why Clinton went for the kill
From The Hill by Amie Parnes --
Hillary Clinton’s strategy at the last debate was to finish off Donald Trump.
Instead of playing it safe, with a big lead in polls, Clinton went for the kill, say surrogates for the Democratic presidential nominee.
She was aggressive throughout the 90-minute matchup, going after Trump on everything from his statements about women to immigration, the issue at the center of his campaign.
She ridiculed Trump for exporting jobs, mocked his use of Chinese steel in building projects, warned he would be a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and corrected him when he said he had not insulted the looks of women accusing him of sexual transgressions, using his own words against him.
It was a surprising performance from a politician routinely labeled as safe to a fault.