Thursday, 24 November 2016

THE GREAT WHAT IF: "MAY BE THERE IS A CATCH".


Hillary Clinton: Source

Not long ago, I wrote something, I said she was and still is temperamentally fit to be President of the United States. Clare Forlan agrees with me and as she wrote earlier, Clinton readily admits that campaigning doesn’t come easily for her. “I am not a natural politician, in case you haven’t noticed, like my husband or President Obama,” she said at a Democratic primary debate in March. At the debate on Monday, she framed the effort she has undertaken to run for president in a positive light. “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate, and yes, I did,” Clinton said, after Trump commented that he had “been all over the place” while she had “decided to stay home.” Clinton added: “You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that’s a good thing.”

It may be very hard to take in but if there are chances to redeem the loss, maybe Hillary Clinton should buy the recount rhetoric, if doesn’t give the anticipated results though, there is a problem: “The second and more serious objection is that frivolous recount requests could compromise public faith in the election results. Throughout the campaign, Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of accepting the results of the election. Skeptics worry that if Clinton were to request recounts without any tangible evidence that the original count was wrong, it could legitimize conspiracy theories and ultimately undermine confidence in the election result — and the democratic process more generally.”
 
Maybe there is a catch, there were some irregularities. I may be wrong that she won the election but my skepticism keeps getting a new reason to grow. She is leading by a sizeable margin of the popular vote and there is this: “Clinton needed to win all three states for an election victory. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania went for Donald Trump by the smallest margins of all the states that he won. The race in Michigan hasn’t been certified, but the state is likely to go to Trump. A Clinton win in all three states would give her enough Electoral College votes to claim the presidency. The activists, who have not spoken publicly about their findings, presented their evidence to Clinton’s campaign team last week. An aide to Clinton told HuffPost the campaign is “not saying anything yet.”

Some data scientists and political statisticians, including FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver and The New York Times’ Nate Cohn, cast doubt on the claims, which compared voting in counties that used paper ballots with those that used electronic machines. Silver and Cohn said the suspicious results disappear when controlling for demographic factors like race and education.”

If this is done and the results match the ones we have, If it is not done and America stays stuck with the option of giving Donald Trump a chance, there is one thing to remember: “She has been a pioneer throughout her life, and yet her career cannot be easily reduced to one transcendent myth: she has been an idealist and a liberal incrementalist, a glass-ceiling-smashing lawyer and a cautious establishmentarian, a wife and mother, a First Lady, a rough-and-tumble political operator, a senator, a Secretary of State. Her story is about walking through flames and emerging changed, warier and more determined. In her intelligence, in her gimlet-eyed recognition of both the limits and the possibilities of government, she’s a particular kind of inspirational figure, a pragmatist and a Democratic moderate.”. For People like me that envisioned the tsunami of misogyny with Hillary’s presidency, we have one option left, to be forever indebted to her :she has earned it and we know for sure we are always Stronger together. In Martin Luther King’s words, I will draw the curtain: “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”.


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