Clinton draws support from Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on the left through Republican women on the right. But perhaps, her most powerful supporters are not big names, but regular folks.
Ezra Klein asks, “Why is the Hillary Clinton described to me by her staff, her colleagues, and even her foes so different from the one I see on the campaign trail? The Hillary Clinton described to me by people who have worked with her, people I admire, people who understand Washington in ways I never will, is spoken of in superlatives: brilliant, funny, thoughtful, effective. She inspires a rare loyalty in ex-staff, and an unusual protectiveness even among former foes.”
This is a powerful piece by a MFA creative writing student at Ohio State. He recognizes that Clinton’s greatest flaw may be that she’s more interested in making government work than she is in making liberals applaud.
After reading hundreds of Clinton’s emails, a very different picture emerged. “I read every single one of the emails released in August, and what I found was someone who actually gave a damn about the country, the Democratic party, and all of our futures.” The author is Karoli Kuns, managing editor of Crooks and Liars.
Rebecca Traister: “As a young Hillary hater, I often compared her to Darth Vader — more machine than woman…These days, I think of her as General Leia: No longer a rebel princess, she has made a wry peace with her rakish mate and her controversial hair and is hard at work, mounting a campaign against the fascistic First Order.”
Support for Clinton You’d Hope for
On June 27 in Cincinnati, Elizabeth Warren joined Hillary Clinton on stage to fully and strongly endorse Clinton. Calling Trump a thin-skinned bully, Warren threw her weight behind Clinton and
Clinton has reached the 80% support mark with Latinos, while Trump’s ratings dropped to 13%. This poll was conducted from June 27–July 4 and asked 3,037 online Latinos their choice for President.
In almost every demographic, Hillary Clinton has more support than did Obama in the last election. New data from the Pew Research Center shows that Hillary Clinton was outperforming Donald Trump in nearly every swing state, especially compared with how President Obama was doing against Mitt Romney at this point in 2012. The data breaks down how a wide variety of demographic groups felt about the candidates four years ago and how they feel about them today.
Republicans who won’t vote for Trump
Richard Armitage, Pentagon & Dept. of State under Reagan and GW Bush. Supporting Clinton
Brent Scowcroft, State Dept. Supporting Clinton
Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary, GW Bush. will “probably vote for her”
Robert Kagan, , prominent neo con. Backs Clinton
Elliot Abrams, Middle East expert, Deputy national security advisor to GW Bush
Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO, Hewlett-Packard executive, 2010 candidate for CA governor
Richard Hanna, The New York representative, first Republican in Congress to back Hillary Clinton
Henry Paulson Jr., former U.S. treasury secretary under George W. Bush (NPR)
Jim Cicconi, deputy chief of staff to George H.W. Bush and special assistant to Reagan.
Maria Comella, former spokeswoman for Chris Christie
Leaving the GOP
Sally Bradshaw, Jeb Bush’s top adviser, has left the Republican Party to become an independent, and says if the presidential race in Florida is close, she’ll vote for Hillary Clinton. Jeb Bush’s top advisor leaves GOP
“This is not my party,” said conservative columnist George Will who is now officially unaffiliated. Keeping Trump out of the White House is, of course, Will’s motivation. George Will Leaves the GOP
Their motivation is stopping Trump. After all, these women are life-long GOP activists but they say they cannot vote for someone as overtly racist and misogynist as Trump. Republican Women for Hillary call their support genuine and purely strategic: to preserve the Republican Party and conservative values. But they also want voters to see that their votes have a moral purpose.
Caroline McCain, John McCain’s granddaughter, endorses Clinton
Warren Buffet endorses Hillary Clinton and her Tax Plan
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