Does this election cycle seem a bit strange? The most qualified had to drop out; the least qualified are winning.
In order for Ms. Hillary to win she had to start her campaign organization two years in advance. She did.
She knows her biggest political threat will be those present and former governors of the largest and successful states where things have improved economically. Executives having large governmental experiences could be a major challenge. She needs to hire someone on her staff who knows dirty tricks. She did.
A former assistant CIA director is high up in her campaign. They both know that a large campaign needs funding in terms of contributions and that dollar magnitude is based on poll numbers. Strategy wise she needs to influence the polls. Those poll organizations will need to gear up early with extra people as the campaigns kick off.
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Years in advance, bring in her best confidants/loyalists, update their resume, and get them hired by the polling firms. Polling firms may not pay a lot, so fund their extra activities from the Clinton Foundation. Once inside, influence the poll numbers so the most qualified candidates have to drop out early. Seems to be working.
All’s fair in politics, right?
Ray Catlett, Collinsville