Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Echoes of the Past with Clinton


(8/17/2016) --- While her opposition party within the hands of Trump, as well the Republican Party brings airs of turmoil’s and spread dark economic decay on the America's economy. Hillary's campaign rhetoric keeps bringing echoes similar as the one that where present on the Ronald Reagan campaign back in the beginning of the decade of the 80's in which there is optimism within the future.

Last week in Michigan, Hillary accused her direct rival Trump of disparaging the United States as a developing country, even so Trump understating the dynamism and innovation of the country, Clinton predicts that the country best days are ahead.

"There is nothing America can't do if we do it together" Her message who is at odd with the gloom electorate; but we have to know that under the current speculative climate in which the rise of inequality, populism mixed with nationalism and xenophobia plus a rejection to globalization as an integrative phenomenon helped to spawn the candidacies of Trump and Sanders.

On the campaign trails, Hillary acknowledge the trials of a hard fiscal climate, xenophobia and a growing trend on the populism but she is seeking to tap into the flickering signs of optimism about the economy that has received so little attention. There is a strategy towards the economy tap, as Barack Obama handling of the economy rose it to high point and the recovery of the Bush monetary crisis; even if the economy is not on a high level, it is better than it was 9 years ago and 7 years ago.

Minority voters, who Clinton is counting on to turn out in numbers if she is to win, are particular positive. Around 35% of African Americans see better economic conditions a year from now, far away outnumbering the 8* who see deterioration according to the Pew Research Center. Among Hispanics, 44% for see a stronger economy, while 3/4% expect an improvement on their finances (Fleming, 2016)

Clinton's policy agenda is still not solid when it comes to the productivity, part of it is because there remains insufficient knowledge of what has gone wrong. The deal Hillary faces goes that she has to appeal to America's self-worth in which appealing to the people has been a reliable strategy but she is not a natural salesperson; even with her speeches are difficult to "digest" by the middle class. Productivity. which is critical by sustaining an income growth, has fallen for three straight quarters, as social equality is becoming rusty and the growth remains uneven.

If Hillary wins in November, it will be part of her opponent's own inability to unify his party and the electorate, but importantly is because she managed to sell a positive view of America to a diverse society in the midst of a difficult economical recovery.


References:

  1. Financial Times - Wednesday, August 17th, 2016. Sean Fleming. 

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