The News & Observer

» Posted on Oct 8, 2016 in Clinton

For president: Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama has no trouble relating to the concerns and ambitions of average people, for he came from a modest background. His social programs, his education agenda, his vow to cut middle-class taxes, all point to that understanding.

As a candidate, Clinton will not win by dividing and offering hollow promises of huge tax cuts and restoring some mythical former America. She will win on knowledge, competence and grit. On the campaign trail, she connects with crowds by acknowledging their needs and raising their hopes. Trump says America is in decline. Clinton sees it rising into the promise of a new century.