The horrific killings in Orlando remind us that terrorism, — as it rears its ugly head from now until the election — is and will be the central issue in the fall campaign.
The blunt fact is that in the seven and half years after 9-11, there were no major terror attacks on American soil under the watch of President George W. Bush. Since then, they have been almost a monthly occurrence with 44 incidents, most with casualties, since Obama took office.
The latest Gallup poll found voters favored Trump over Clinton on handling “terrorism and national security” by 50-46. But, likely, when the test is just about terrorism, Trump’s margin will expand.
Extraordinary times demand extraordinary candidates. There is nothing remotely extraordinary about Hillary Clinton. There is about Donald Trump. His proposal to limit immigration of Muslims and his tough approach to water boarding, profiling, and patrolling terrorist hangouts — even Mosques — will find resonance among American voters. As the epitome of the anti-political correctness candidate, Trump is bound to benefit from policies that are widely thought to compromise our efforts to fight terror.
The tough-talking New York mogul will have it all over the politically correct diplomat in the battle to win public backing as terrorism rises.
With the economy anemic at best (38,000 jobs created last month) and terror on the rampage, this is not a good time for Hillary or any off spin of Obama to run for president.
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