Donald’s No Daisy
We are a week out from the turning - the event where this campaign became real for the first time for Donald Trump, the moments when he was forcibly shifted from a blustery theatrical and winning offense to clear defense.
Last Thursday Hillary stepped into the square and delivered a couple of telling foreign policy blows to Trump, in dueling terms they remain unriposted, and it appears that blood will flow unstanched for the rest of the campaign.
Those moments when Hillary demonstrated that Donald has irreparable flaws turned the campaign momentum into a hairpin. Reporters saw that Trump is highly vulnerable if you take the time to press the question, and they smelled the sharp iron of flowing political blood in the water.
In her speech Hillary pointed out the thin, improbable, and long path of detente that got us to our current state of nuclear balance. Then she pointed out how easy it would be for an intemperate President to stray from that narrow path into a world where the now distant risk of full blown nuclear war became more likely and just one bombastic speech away.
She pointed out how foolish it would be to put Mr. Trump anywhere near the football. She further enumerated how damaging it might be to put a true bigot and ignorant blowhard in charge of our country when our alliances are so important to our future, and to the world’s future.
Hillary also recounted too many demonstrated moments of Trump’s foreign policy ignorance to enumerate, and also how damaging each of those could be in terms of real geopolitics. Maybe it was a bit wonky as a campaign speech, but it was definitely effective.
Donald has yet to answer the charges, indeed he appears more concerned about TrumpU; but the reason he is focusing on the judge is because he has no answers when it comes to Hillary’s foreign policy charges and he very much needs to distract the public from those bleeding dueling cuts.
When it comes to foreign policy any reporter who wants to can put him in a corner and pound him mercilessly on any mildly complex foreign policy issue, because Donald’s a real foreign policy gaffe riot, and in that arena he’s no daisy — he’s no daisy at all.
That only took Hillary a few minutes, and it appears she has just started.