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In an election involving seriously damaged personal brands, surrogates are claiming high-profile roles as defenders of their candidates.
Donald Trump has waded into a quagmire of sexual groping allegations and faces doubts about his vengeful and mercurial personality.
Hillary Clinton is parrying criticism for deleting public record emails and allegedly favoring Clinton Foundation donors while she was secretary of state.
The latest surrogate to make a forceful case was Michelle Obama, who blasted Trump on Thursday for allegations concerning his treatment of women. Obama won widespread attention for the speech at Southern New Hampshire University in which she cited the personal cost of Trump’s remarks.
CNN called her “The Clinton surrogate that could finish off Trump,” and the Los Angeles Times said she delivered “what may be a defining moment in the presidential campaign.” USA Today said the first lady’s speech “made shock waves for its strong and emotional condemnation of Donald Trump—all without saying his name.”
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“We have a candidate for president of the United States who, over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning that I simply will not repeat anything here today,” Obama said. “And last week, we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women.”
Trump has apologized for his 2005 remarks boasting about groping women, saying they amounted to crude locker room talk that didn’t represent who he is. In last Sunday’s debate, he also denied having ever committed such acts. The revelation of the video and his denial were followed by accusations by several women ofunwanted sexual advances this week.
Obama’s remarks came on a day when running mate Mike Pence offered a more defensive case for his candidate. He urged a conservative audience in Pennsylvania to stick with Trump.
Turning on the TV with a stick
“There have been moments in this campaign where I have to get up in the morning and turn on the television with a stick,” Pence said to a Republican group in Bethlehem.
But he added, “We cannot take four more years of the failed leadership of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
Executive communications consultant Fraser P. Seitel says Obama made her case deftly.
“The first lady adroitly transitioned from personal experience—her hosting of the International Day of the Girls this week—to a political candidate’s alleged predatory acts against women,” he says. “It sounded genuine and heartfelt rather than scripted and canned.”
Trump on Thursday sought to reframe the election as a battle against the news media and establishment forces seeking to destroy his movement.
“They will attack you, they will slander you, they will seek to destroy your career and your family, they will seek to destroy everything about you, including your reputation,” he said. “They will lie, lie, lie, and then again they will do worse than that, they will do whatever is necessary.”
Hillary Clinton weighs in
Hillary Clinton called attention to Obama’s speech in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday, saying the first lady “put into words what so many people are feeling and not just women and girls—men and boys.”
Clinton’s schedule shows no public rallies before the next debate, Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Instead, it reveals a heavy reliance on surrogates, among them President Barack Obama, former president Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea, vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and others.
“I never thought I would see the almost normalization of hate speech that we have witnessed in this election,” Chelsea Clinton said Thursday.
Trump, having shunned much of his party, nevertheless has deployed defenders among family members, law enforcement officials and religious leaders such as Jerry Falwell Jr. He has also found surrogates in women who say they were victims of the Clintons, citing sexual assaults and harassment by Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s court-assigned legal defense of the rapist of a 12-year-old.
But apparently the Clinton campaign feels the newly revealed allegations against Trump carry more weight than decades-old allegations against her husband.
Michelle Obama’s speech won a flood of attention on Twitter, drawing praise on the left from figures such as filmmaker Michael Moore.
A profound moment in American history took place yesterday. Michelle Obama’s speech will be played decades from now: https://t.co/bO60KZPxY0
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 14, 2016
By contrast, the African-American advocates for Trump who go by the name of Diamond and Silk weren’t backing down, despite the positive reviews of Michelle Obama’s speech.
.@MichelleObama, some rap artist disrespect women by calling them B!tches & Hoes yet U listen 2 their words & invite them 2 the White House.pic.twitter.com/kMF6gzHALO
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) October 13, 2016
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"I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," Obama said at a news conference in California after a meeting with southeast Asian leaders. "And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It's not like hosting a talk show, or a reality show." Al Green… hit it Barry. Video 240 No time to for Netanyahu at the WH when work like this needs to be done. Headline: President Obama appears on Alaskan reality show. (Seriously I'm not making this shit up) And of course there's this: via https://earloftaint.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/a-very-hard-job.jpg Click (If I'm not mistaken he did more late night talk shows than Johnny Carson) Really Barry… Give me a fucking break! Too bad you didn't have your wife's ass. You could have made a guest appearance on Keeping up with the Kardashians. ——————————– Barack Obama: I don't think Donald Trump will be President Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama has a message for Donald Trump — being president is tougher than being on a reality show and the American people are too "sensible" to elect him. "I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president," Obama said at a news conference in California after a meeting with southeast Asian leaders. "And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It's not hosting a talk show, or a reality show." He went on: "It's
Angering coal supporters, the Obama administration announced a temporary ban on new coal leases on federal lands Friday as part of a broad environmental and economic review of the nation’s federal coal program.
The decision, which was lauded by environmental advocates, came three days after President…
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http://www.euronews.com/ People on both sides of the argument protested outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, as nine top judges debated healthcare reform for the last day. Talk centred…
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RWW News: Mike Huckabee Says Obama Calling Michael Sam Is A Sign Of America's 'Utter Collapse' http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/huckabee-obama-calling-michael-sam-sign-americas-utter-collapse Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures… From: RWW Blog Views: 1052 35 ratings Time: 03:01 More in News & Politics