This ad for Hillary is making the rounds:

deadzoneI agree with the central criticism of the ad, that Trump is (likely) panic-prone in a way that Cold Fish Hillary Clinton isn’t. The ad itself seems like a bit of a cheap shot, though. Donald Trump’s reaction is likely the far more normal of the two. When it’s a first time, being alarmed is a reasonable reaction. There are exceptions of course, such as would-be Senator Stillson to the right. But for the most part, I would be spooked, wouldn’t you?

Its also the case that Hillary Clinton has been dealing with the Secret Service for approaching a decade. Her poise is impressive, but its not her first rodeo. She knows that most of the time when they surround you, its nothing. Trump has no real way of knowing that.

The other thing is that it can encouraging baiting, which is good for precisely nobody. What I mean by that is that while Trump is prone to fly off his handle, there are things that his opponents have done to try and often succeed) to bait him into it. And when its something like the size of his hands and other parts) or whatever, well okay. But what you really don’t want is a situation where some nut gets it into his mind that maybe via a threat he throw Trump off, tilt the election, and Make a Difference.

That… would not be a good thing.

So to Team Hillary and Trump critics, I’d suggest they find another example.

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12 Responses to Cheap Hit

  1. Aaron David says:

    Not to be pendantic, but she has been with SS coverage since ’91ish. So, 25 years

  2. Coincidentally, I’ve just read Dead Zone for the first time this very week. (I’ve never seen the movie.)

  3. kirk says:

    Quaaludes are wonderful for that type of thing.

  4. SFG says:

    I’m with your first statement. I’d behave a lot more like Trump in this situation. I’m also not running for President.

    • trumwill says:

      SFG! Good to see you again!

      I’d like to think that he would calm down in a lot of ways if he got elected. That, however, would be a triumph of hope over experience.

      • SFG says:

        Nice to see you again too.

        I’m really torn. On the one hand, he has brought up the immigration thing, which I think was really bad for the country over the long term. On the other hand, his temperament really worries me.

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