Hillary, and her supporters, should take nothing for granted.
There are no guarantees in prime time, high stakes, electoral politics.
They underestimated Obama. She should not make that mistake again.
This is not as much about taking the measure of Trump, as it is about understanding how truly deep the vein of racism and bigotry runs through the population of this country.
With all of the gaffs, insults, lies, misstatements, misrepresentations, and missteps, Trump is still within the polling margin of error.
He should be so far out of the electoral picture that no amount of adjustment, correction, tweeking, or rethinking could salvage his candidacy.
Hillary Clinton should be running virtually unopposed. Yet some polls have them virtually tied in some of the swing states.
It's not just that Hillary's favorable ratings are poor. Trump’s favorable ratings are far worse.
It's that racism in this country 'trumps' all else..
As long as Trump continues to posture and position himself as the 'great white hope' of the working class white American, who will fight to "take their country back", and "Make America great again", he seems to be able to remain within striking distance of a victory that we can I'll afford to endure.
He can't blow the dog whistle any louder .
This is what Trump and his handlers believe the sound of the dog whistle looks like to those who hear it :
It's the very reason why people like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others are saying that Trump must be beaten by a landslide.