09 October 2016

If Republicans are looking for a different candidate...

They wouldn't really have to look far to find someone who shares many of their views. As The New York Times reports, courtesy of Wikileaks:

“There is such a bias against people who have led successful and/or complicated lives,” Mrs. Clinton said. The pressure on officials to sell or divest assets in order to serve, she added, had become “very onerous and unnecessary.”

In a separate speech to Goldman Sachs employees the same month, Mrs. Clinton said it was an “oversimplification” to blame the global financial crisis of 2008 on the U.S. banking system.
“It was conventional wisdom,” Mrs. Clinton said of the tendency to blame the banking system. “And I think that there’s a lot that could have been avoided in terms of both misunderstanding and really politicizing what happened.”

When it comes to writing effective financial regulations, Mrs. Clinton said, “The people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry.”

Of course, the GOP could have had a candidate like this, albeit some man without so many scandals -- probably -- but there were too many of them and only one Trump. Now, it seems we have the sort of one on one contest the Republican establishment wanted back in the winter, and it looks like quite a few of them will vote accordingly.

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