Trump Trainwreck: Did anyone watch Donald's big Hillary-bashing speech today?
I did, unfortunately...
In the first five minutes or so, it almost seemed like he'd halfway gotten his act together enough to not embarrass himself. But of course, that didn't last. It soon became apparent that this would be yet another rambling LOL-apalooza filled with far too many outright lies and laughable conspiracy theories to even begin to count. Astonishingly, he even threw "Hillary should go to prison" in there, which your Facebook-ranting right-wing uncle will surely love.This Trump speech is profoundly pathetic and reprehensible.— Hillary HQ (@Hillary_HQ) June 22, 2016
And dig this Palin-esque ending:
Luckily, Hillary's follow-up speech today was a major breath of optimistic and policy-rich fresh air. We'll have that full speech shortly!This is how Trump ended his speech against Clinton today: https://t.co/VMum2nNShi pic.twitter.com/2GHelWedrz— Allegra Kirkland (@allegrakirkland) June 22, 2016
Clinton Rising: Last week, Hillary led by 3.8 in the RCP polling averages and I guessed that she would lead by 8-10 points by next week. Well, as you can see we're just about halfway there and it would be even higher were it not for a crummy Gravis poll showing her up by only 2!
That's a nice month-long trend, eh? Let's keep it going!
Sanders Finally Concedes...That Hillary Probably Won: Breaking news...
"It doesn't appear that I'm going to be the nominee, so I'm not going to be determining the scope of the convention." -Bernie Sanders
Thanks, Bernie! Hopefully this is a transition toward an actual endorsement.
One thing, though: Other than being mad about the result in New York, I'm still trying to figure out why he's still so hung up on the idea of closed primaries being bad. All it means is that registered Democrats get to choose the Democratic nominee without input from Republicans and Independents...which definitely sounds fair to me. Should we try to make it easier and more inviting for voters to actually become Democrats? Sure! But this just seems like an odd battle to keep fighting over with Trump looming. Besides, Bernie lost big in open primary states like Texas as well, so I'm not sure that it would have helped him that much anyway.
UPDATE: Bernie is giving another "where we go from here" speech tomorrow.
I'm On the Air (Again): This morning I called in for the second time to "Mid Mornings With Hannah" on West Virginia's Talk Radio WRNR to talk about the state of the race. We had a great discussion about lots of things, but Al Franken fans in particular should pay close attention... because I kept bringing him up!