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The most strategically brilliant moment of the #Debate: Special prosecutor for Hillary

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The most strategically brilliant moment of the #Debate: Special prosecutor for Hillary

Every pun­dit will have an opin­ion based upon their own biases and their news agency’s pref­er­ences. Some will high­light the move Don­ald Trump made to threaten Hillary Clin­ton directly. What they prob­a­bly won’t men­tion is that from a purely strate­gic per­spec­tive, his charge that as Pres­i­dent he would appoint a spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor to “look into” Clinton’s “sit­u­a­tion” was absolutely brilliant.

A large per­cent­age of Amer­i­can vot­ers gen­er­ally do not like nor trust Hillary Clin­ton. The same could be said about Trump, but there’s a dif­fer­ence. They don’t like Trump for his per­son­al­ity, priv­i­lege, and/​or poli­cies. They don’t like Hillary because she should almost cer­tainly be in jail. For three decades, she has evaded the law. The accu­sa­tions against her are numer­ous and many of them are extremely seri­ous even if you dis­count con­spir­acy the­o­ries about her alleged “hits” on polit­i­cal lia­bil­i­ties. She has been demon­strated to be a liar and a cheat, but it’s worse. She’s got­ten away with things that oth­ers could not and that makes her scorned even by peo­ple who want to vote for her.

Unde­cided vot­ers now have some­thing to weigh against Trump’s dam­ag­ing record­ings from last week. Do they want to harm Trump for his misog­yny or do they want to empower him to take out Clin­ton? Whether unde­cided vot­ers real­ize it or not, the notion of see­ing some­one in power held account­able is extremely appeal­ing to them from a psy­cho­log­i­cal per­spec­tive. They don’t like it when the pow­er­ful get spe­cial treat­ment. They don’t like it when the pow­er­ful get away with things that aver­age Amer­i­cans could not.

By itself, his call for a spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor was a strong state­ment, but it was his mic drop moment a cou­ple of min­utes later that really punc­tu­ated it in the minds of unde­cided voters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XoKszBCJ4E

It won’t mat­ter who pun­dits say “won” this debate. In real­ity, it was a deba­cle from start to fin­ish thanks to poor mod­er­a­tors and mostly ter­ri­ble ques­tions. Nev­er­the­less, the win­ner when it comes to putting sway on unde­cided vot­ers was, through the sub­tle effects of his promise, Don­ald Trump.


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Every pundit will have an opinion based upon their own biases and their news agency’s preferences. Some will highlight the move Donald Trump made to threaten Hillary Clinton directly. What they probably won’t mention is that from a purely strategic perspective, his charge that as President he would appoint a special prosecutor to “look into” Clinton’s “situation” was absolutely brilliant.

A large percentage of American voters generally do not like nor trust Hillary Clinton. The same could be said about Trump, but there’s a difference. They don’t like Trump for his personality, privilege, and/or policies. They don’t like Hillary because she should almost certainly be in jail. For three decades, she has evaded the law. The accusations against her are numerous and many of them are extremely serious even if you discount conspiracy theories about her alleged “hits” on political liabilities. She has been demonstrated to be a liar and a cheat, but it’s worse. She’s gotten away with things that others could not and that makes her scorned even by people who want to vote for her.

Undecided voters now have something to weigh against Trump’s damaging recordings from last week. Do they want to harm Trump for his misogyny or do they want to empower him to take out Clinton? Whether undecided voters realize it or not, the notion of seeing someone in power held accountable is extremely appealing to them from a psychological perspective. They don’t like it when the powerful get special treatment. They don’t like it when the powerful get away with things that average Americans could not.

By itself, his call for a special prosecutor was a strong statement, but it was his mic drop moment a couple of minutes later that really punctuated it in the minds of undecided voters:

 

It won’t matter who pundits say “won” this debate. In reality, it was a debacle from start to finish thanks to poor moderators and mostly terrible questions. Nevertheless, the winner when it comes to putting sway on undecided voters was, through the subtle effects of his promise, Donald Trump.


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