The race for the presidency is now under 100 days away from concluding. With it being clear that some Republicans are firmly against the idea of a President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and her campaign, are actively seeking out these Republicans in order to assist her and her bid to become the first woman to hold the office of President of the United States.
— Neil McMahon (@NeilMcMahon) August 4, 2016
In a new Hillary Clinton campaign ad, Clinton uses media clips from a former high-ranking official in the CIA to paint Donald Trump in a negative light. Michael Hayden held the position of CIA Director under President George W. Bush. The quote that is used in the Hillary Clinton ad has Hayden saying “If he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, I would be very frightened.” The entire ad can be seen here.
It is not just a handful of Republicans that are so anti-Trump that they would consider supporting Hillary Clinton. Ricardo Reyes is one of the founders of the Republicans for Clinton movement. Reyes, a former member of the George W. Bush administration, claims that there are at least 1,000 Republicans all across the United States that wish to support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
— GENE SMARTS (@ish10040) August 7, 2016
Reyes, along with his partner John Stubbs, are the men behind Republicans for Clinton 2016. They intend to give anonymity to those Republicans that cannot support Trump for president. Republicans for Clinton 2016 will be a major force in the battleground states that will decide the November election. The group plans on attempting to get Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton, yet vote Republican the rest of the way. According to Reyes, the Clinton campaign is very supportive of the movement.
Attempting to gather Republican support is something that was started by Hillary Clinton when she accepted the Democratic nomination for president. At the convention, Hillary attempted the difficult act of swaying Republicans that she was the better option than Donald Trump.
“He’s taken the Republican Party a long way from ‘Morning in America’ to ‘Midnight in America.’ So whatever party you belong to, or if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign.”
No political campaign can function without money from donors with deep pockets. According to the Clinton campaign, she is receiving money from some Republicans with those deep pockets. One of the donors includes billionaire Meg Whitman. Lanny Davis is one of the people responsible for finding Republicans to donate to the Clinton campaign. Davis commented on how Republicans are asking what they can do to help.
“It has gone from a trickle to a torrent. We all are hearing the same thing. In dozens and dozens, not in ones and ones, Republicans have been calling me and asking me, ‘what can I do?'”
— Hillary Clinton 2016 (@voteforclintons) August 3, 2016
Republicans for Hillary? Clinton campaign woos those lost by Trump https://t.co/950nJLXylF
— The Guardian (@guardian) August 6, 2016
The hatred and fear of Donald Trump is palpable across the political spectrum. Gordon Humphrey, a former senator for the state of New Hampshire, claims that Trump is a “sociopath” and he will not cast a vote for him. The most recent Republican detractor, Frank Lavin, a member of the Reagan administration, made comments on Friday about the ability of Trump to lead the United States.
“Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president of the United States, and just the thought of him having access to nuclear codes is unnerving. That’s why for the first time in my life, I am voting for a Democrat for President.”
Do you think Republicans for Clinton 2016 will be enough to sway the election in Clinton’s favor?
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