Hillary Clinton's awkward phrasing "half of Trump's supporters are a basket of deplorables" gave Trump et al. an opening. Her halfway apology for "over generalizing" demonstrates a danger. This is not a test. As Josh Marshall notes she can't back down. Trump triumphed by steamrolling "Little Marco, Lying Ted, low energy Jeb, etc. Now he has Crooked Hillary in his sights. And he hs the nearly prostrate mass media, and critics left and right focusing on Hillary's venial sins, and deprecating her virtues (she's a pedantic policy wonk).
We know what lines he'll use in debate: and Hillary has to stand up tough and dignified against the mud slinging and ridicule. She should stick with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. - gwc