Within the confines of the Democratic Party’s vast and amorphous universe of “strategists” and “operatives,” theories about the dangers of an imminent Donald Trump nomination have shifted. Increasingly, Democrats see him less as a threat and more as an anchor they could tie around the neck of the Republican Party. On Wednesday morning, Hillary Clinton did just that. In an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush, she twice made the case that Trump wasn’t wholly different from the rest of the GOP but, rather, the most evocative, noxious incarnation of its platform and approach to governance. In each case, she made the point to tie Trump to Sen. Ted Cruz.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.