Hillary Clinton has a message for Donald Trump: keep on talking.
She's just weeks away from wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination, and friends, aides and supporters describe a candidate who isn't particularly rattled by what she expects will be Trump's increasingly direct attacks on her marriage and husband's personal indiscretions.
In fact, Clinton believes that she can turn Trump's deeply personal assaults to her benefit, they say, particularly among suburban women who could be crucial to her hopes in the fall. Her plan is never to engage in any back-and-forth over the scandals. Instead, she'll merely cast him as a bully and talk about policy.
"I don't care what he says about me, but I do resent what he says about other people, other successful women, who have worked hard, who have done their part," she told an audience in Louisville, Kentucky, this month.
I think this is really the only strategy that Hillary can utilize.
If she responds in kind to Trump's mudslinging she essentially lowers herself to his level.
But if she stays above the fray she seems more mature, more respectful, and, above all, more presidential.
Besides that what she has Elizabeth Warren for.
As well as a few others.
Yeah, I think she can take the high road with some confidence.Links:— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) May 20, 2016