Courtesy of Inquisitr:Clinton team instructed DNC with strategic goal of "elevating" Trump two months before he declared his candidacy https://t.co/DAmWNq9K0f pic.twitter.com/mrGTyCycSu— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 9, 2016
The email from April 2015 shows exactly how calculated the Clinton campaign was from the very beginning. In fact, Clinton’s campaign strategy was so accurate that a full year before the GOP field would be narrowed to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, the Clinton campaign had detailed their plans to “elevate” the two candidates, along with Ben Carson, in a bid to split the Republican Party and force the more established candidates to become “more conservative” in speech and discredit themselves with communities of color, women, and millennials.
The Clinton strategy referred to the 2012 Mitt Romney campaign in which the Democrats note that the party inflicted damage on itself before the election even took place.
“There are two ways to approach the strategies mentioned above. The first is to use the field as a whole to inflict damage on itself similar to what happened to Mitt Romney in 2012.”
To ensure the GOP was battling itself, the Clinton campaign identified three key “pied piper candidates” that would help reign in the GOP’s downfall. These candidates were listed as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson.
“The variety of candidates is a positive here, and many of the lesser known can serve as a cudgel to move the more established candidates further to the right. In this scenario, we don’t want to marginalize the more extreme candidates, but make them more “Pied Piper” candidates who actually represent the mainstream of the Republican Party. Pied Piper candidates include, but aren’t limited to:
• Ted Cruz
• Donald Trump
• Ben Carson
We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously."
Now if these emails are accurate, this is fairly impressive on the part of the Clinton Campaign and the Democrats.
I am not exactly sure how they would have gone about orchestrating this outcome, but if they were actually able to manipulate the Republicans into nominating the most toxic candidate in the history of the country, that is shear genius.
No wonder the Republicans fear this woman so much.
If this is how she plays the game of politics they might just as well give her everything she wants right now and save themselves the humiliation of losing to her over and over again.
Clearly the Democrats on the national level are playing three dimensional chess while the Republicans are apparently playing Tiddlywinks.