Monday, August 1, 2016

Top Jeb Bush Adviser Will Vote for Hillary Clinton if Florida is Close

For Sally Bradshaw, this is a bridge too far:

"Sally Bradshaw on leaving the GOP: "I can't look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump."

She's going country over party:

"Jeb Bush's top adviser, Sally Bradshaw, 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.
Bradshaw, who's been close to the former Florida governor for decades and was senior adviser to his 2016 campaign, officially switched her registration to unaffiliated. She told CNN's Jamie Gangel in an email interview that the GOP is "at a crossroads and have nominated a total narcissist -- a misogynist -- a bigot."

"This is a time when country has to take priority over political parties. Donald Trump cannot be elected president," Bradshaw said.

"The departure from the Republican Party of a Bush loyalist -- Bradshaw began her career working for George H.W. Bush's 1988 campaign -- is the latest sign of an influential and respected member of the GOP establishment turning against Trump."

"This election cycle is a test," Bradshaw said. "As much as I don't want another four years of (President Barack) Obama's policies, I can't look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump. I can't tell them to love their neighbor and treat others the way they wanted to be treated, and then vote for Donald Trump. I won't do it."
"To be sure, she fits the prototype of the kind of GOP voters that may go for Hilary. Women, especially college educated women. More generally, educated voters."

"This is a larger problem the GOP is having. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell criticized the spirit of what Trump had said but not he himself. McCain criticized Trump today, but it still endorsing him.
The time for GOPers to show a conscience is receding."

I'm beginning to think that even Rupert Murdoch is #WithHer after seeing him public two straight covers with nude pictures of Melania Trump. 

It's amazing to look at these pictures and then consider that she could be the next FLOTUS.
Chris Cilliza touches on something important:

"For the life of me, I can't figure out what Trump is doing here — and whether there is absolutely any strategy behind it."

"Going back and forth with a family that has lost a son in combat is, on its face, the height of stupidity, politically speaking. Even if you don't agree with the Khans's view of Trump, it's hard to feel anything but sympathy for their loss. Losing a child is every parent's nightmare — and that is a feeling that transcends politics."

"As has been mentioned time and again over the past 72 hours, George W. Bush's response to Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in Iraq and then camped in front of Bush's Texas ranch to protest his policies, seems to be the appropriate one for a politician dealing with such a difficult situation."

"Express sympathy for the loss. Talk about how unimaginable it is. And how the loss of every American life is personally painful to someone who is either president or running for the office. Then try to move on. Rapidly."

Cillizza could of, but of course doesn't, point out Hillary's own restraint when one of the Benghazi mothers accused her of killing her own son.

But that Trump has no strategy-just reacting to emotion-again suggests this is not the guy we want handling world affairs for us around the world.

Khzir Khan has his faith in Americans in their response to his story-and Trump's bigoted response.

This makes me feel a little better about Americans too:

Gallup: this GOP convention is first *ever* where more say they are now less likely to vote for the party's nominee."

And 46 percent of Americans thought Hillary's speech was excellent/good to 35 percent who felt that way about Trump's.


  1. Mike, you write:

    She's going party over country:

    Shouldn't that be the other way around?

  2. At least this proves you read it! LOL