Doyle McManus | Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ label may stick

via the Los Angeles Times:


Hillary Clinton - Crooked HillaryTrump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ label may stick

by Doyle McManus |  May 11, 2016

Donald Trump dispatched his Republican rivals by branding each one with an insulting but memorable nickname: “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz, “Little Marco” Rubio. As the general election campaign nears, Trump has settled on a label for the likely Democratic nominee: “Crooked Hillary.”

“It works,” he boasted to the New York Times. “It flows.”

The problem for Hillary Clinton is that he may be right.

All campaign long, pollsters have found that many voters — including some Democrats — don’t think she’s principled. Maybe it’s her four decades in bare-knuckle politics, ancient questions about investment deals in Arkansas, her entanglement in her husband’s personal scandals, her decision to set up a private email server when she was secretary of State, her big-dollar fundraising and speech fees — or all of the above. Fairly or not, Clinton can’t shed her history.


That’s not news to Clinton; she’s seen numbers like that since the moment she announced her candidacy. “People should and do trust me,” she protested last year, but the plea fell flat. (Read More)


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