Trump Could Win With Innovative Policies Attractive to Sanders Voters
By Daily Bell Staff - July 06, 2016

No matter how you look at it, Trump’s not winning …  Amid the incessant din of election-year punditry and prognostication, one fact reigns supreme: Republicans vote for Republicans and Democrats vote for Democrats … It is why America is freckled with “red” and “blue” states and “safe” congressional seats. It is also why American presidential races are typically close, regardless of who the candidates may be. –USA Today

There are ways Donald Trump might be able to win the election even though the electoral map seems to favor Clinton.

Yesterday, we pointed out that the FBI’s declaration of Hillary’s innocence would probably mean that she would win. (See related story, this issue.)

But if Trump pursues some specific strategies he might be able to surmount certain Clinton advantages.

Hillary should have been indicted. There are powerful forces protecting her.

A nationally published editorial by Matthew Whitaker entitled, “I would indict Hillary Clinton,” provides us with reasonable arguments as to why the FBI should have acted.

He writes:

FBI director’s judgment was that ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would bring the case. I disagree. Hillary Clinton could have been charged with violating several different code sections, and the detailed the evidence that supports bringing criminal charges.

The larger point here is that those backing Clinton have maneuvered to ensure that she remains a viable candidate.

Hillary has the benefit of support from states that regularly vote Democratic. There are more Democratic states than Republican states. Thus, Trump will have to beat her in most swing states.

USA Today (excerpt at top) explains the following:

First, pick the six “closest” swing states (VA, NH, IA, OH, FL, NC). Got it? Now understand that New Hampshire excepted, Clinton only has to win one of them in order to reach the requisite 270 electoral votes to win.

Lest any Trump supporters seek solace in poll numbers, recent polls have Trump sliding further behind in all the relevant swing states …  

An article by Mike Adams, the well known Internet publisher and “health ranger” suggests that Trump might be able to win if he focuses on issues Americans favor.

The idea is that Trump might be able to gain votes by emphasizing a three topics that people regard favorably: medical hemp, holistic medicine and naturopathic care.

“This list of three game-changing topics could bring Trump an extra 5 – 10% of progressives while keeping the votes of nearly all conservatives,” Adams writes

Adams pointed out that “Clinton is wholly owned by Monsanto and Big Pharma, as well as big banks and the petrochemical industries.   Clinton ‘may mean the end of America’.”

The contrast between Trump and Hillary would be stark on these issues, he believes. Additionally, supporters of Bernie Sanders are likely sympathetic to these issues as well.

In fact, there have been reports that many Sanders voters are not going to support Hillary. They believe she “stole” many states from Sanders in the primaries.

Conclusion: By focusing on areas that have not been part of the traditional political discussion and presenting them in terms that both Democrats and Republicans can appreciate, Trump might be able to cross the current electoral divide and exploit the latent antipathy that many Democrats feel toward Hillary. If he can appeal directly to Sanders’ supporters, so much the better.

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  • Bruce C.

    If the main issue of this election is that voters want an outsider who
    will change the status quo and direction this country is going in – and I
    think it is – then just about any new issues should be popular.

    I agree he can get a lot of mileage out of health care because it is
    universally important and needed and Clinton is stuck with maintaining
    the standard allopathic system. Supporting alternative medicine is a
    creative and understandable way of possibly decreasing costs and even
    being more effective.

    In a way Bernie supporters could be considered the Democratic equivalent of the “angry” Republican Trump supporters and so both share same basic emotional state of dissatisfaction and betrayal. Therefore, it could be fairly easy for Trump to attract Bernie supporters for a variety of reasons.

    However, I don’t think that will be necessary for Trump to win. I believe he will have enough other supporters by the time of the election to win outright, and decisively. The American people will simply not put Clinton in the White House (again).

  • Praetor

    ‘No reasonable prosecutor’. Meaning all prosecutors have been corrupted or do not take their oaths to heart and are just shills for the ‘man’. Gawd phony *_*B>^#!.

    Clinton has axed half the demon party, by stealing again. The demon party is looking to be bailed out of their debt by fiat, zirp, qe50 and so on. All their interested in is driving around in their USVs and texting on the phones. But, the possibility that some may only see darkness at the end of their tunnel, and their fiat life may be ending. Their self interest could be a big factor.

    Trump be no fool, if their is one person to offer away out and it based in reality, and rings true. That person will be prez.

    A service/financial economy is no more than a slave economy, with perks, to make the slavery bearable!!!

  • Praetor

    I think Trump has found the best way to store Gold! In plain sight:)!!!

  • lynncar47

    It’s not a question of whether Hillary “may” be the end of America . . . she WILL be the end of America. America will be getting exactly what it wants i.e., a centralized government that will provide them with all the free food, health care, housing, and food stamps that may in some cases be converted into money on demand. Hey, who in their right mind would vote against themselves? Since the days of Wilson and FDR, the Democrats have been, slowly and incrementally, through government largess, changed the entire culture of America from “rugged individualism” to “pathetic dependency.” Never mind that Communism has failed whenever and wherever it’s been tried, our Progressive Socialists (communists) believe they are smarter and can make it work better than ever.

  • lynncar47

    Hillary and Health Care is a dangerous mix. Her idea of health care is the single payer system where the government confiscates large chunks of our paychecks to pay for free health care for all. Anyone whose brain is larger than the average pea would see this as a nightmare scenario. First, the cost of free health care for all is not within the realm of reality. Second, the government is going to go to the lowest bidders for medicines and health care personnel. And last, the lines of people waiting for free care will wrap around several city blocks, and when the money runs out toward the end of each physical year, tough luck folks. You’ll have to go to Canada or Europe for health care . . . oh wait, they’ve got the same problems. But you can bet that the inner circle “Elites” like the Clintons won’t be waiting in line for inferior health care.

    • Westcoastliberal

      Where did you get the idea Hitlery is for single-payer? Hell that’s what we need; Hitlery wants to keep funneling $ to the big insurance co’s.

      • Jeff Wright

        The fiscal process will implode long before we get to “single-payer.

      • timamac

        Sanders? Eventually, you run out of other people’s money…. unless the guberment keeps printing money.

        • lynncar47

          That’s the whole idea — to bring the government down so they can reconstruct it in their image of Utopia.

      • lynncar47

        Because that’s what they called it — “Single Payer Insurance” by which they meant the government would receive all payments for health care (having set the scale for paycheck withdrawals) and would decide how much money to dispense to the health care providers (clinics, hospitals, and pharmacists). Of course, you are entirely correct about Hitlery wanting to grease the palms of not only big insurance, but Wall Street, manufacturers, pharmacies, unions, etc. After all, it isn’t her money, she’s confiscating our hard-earned money through taxation.

  • Steven Hotho

    I believe those are good libertarian suggestions; combined with an antipathy away from “free trade agreements” and toward removal of imperial pretensions, he might have a chance – all of which may be moot if the global credit system continues to implode.

  • Westcoastliberal

    I supported Sanders but I will not under any circumstance vote for Hitlery. I’m hoping Sanders tells the Dems to F-off and joins Jill Stein. If they can get the Green party in enough states, it could result in a 3-way race.

    • Jeff Wright

      Already too late. Sanders can’t qualify in most any state under “sore-loser” laws and most deadlines are passing this month.