And speaking of hypocrisy, look at Donald Trump surging in early GOP polling. Yes, you read that correctly. "The Donald" has lit up the Far-Right of the GOP, so much so that it is reminiscent of the McCain-Palin campaign (specifically, the Palin part). With simple populist messages targeted to elicit the emotions of the uneducated, uninformed, ignorant or just plain frustrated, Trump is scoring points - which has the attention of his GOP rivals questioning their very own campaign messaging. How can they collectively bash Clinton if they have to confront the visceral attacks from Trump? And the GOP brand? It will continue to suffer immensely by these "populist" attacks on anyone they either disagree with or look and act differently from.
Along these same lines, anyone notice the continued attempts to attack Clinton for her wealth? It's getting a bit difficult to pursue this strategy when Trump constantly boasts of his "Billions" and "Successes", while Jeb Bush raised over $114,000,000.00 and Walker has his own Koch Brothers bank roll. The obvious problem the GOP has with the 2016 election is not what they plan to do as president (too tied up in talking points and narratives), but how they plan to find a nominee out of so many declared candidates that has an actual prayer of winning the White House. I mean, the more you pander to the same Far-Right political base, the less chance in the modern age of media you have of correcting course for the Fall/General Election - and THIS is the problem the Republicans collectively face (imagine if Bernie Sanders was leading in the Democrats' polling). Sure Hillary may not be the "ideal" candidate, but neither was Woodrow Wilson when he was handed the reins of the residency after the GOP self-imploded with T. Roosevelt and Taft splitting their base.
As President Theodore Roosevelt once wrote; "Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big." I guess we are all still waiting for a presidential candidate that uses less rhetoric and promotes real action to move this great country forward (and not just their political benefactors). We must seek serious candidates (from all sides) that offer serious solutions and less attacks and emotion-based rhetoric. Have a great week!