Do you want to know how bad things really look for Trump?
With 3 months until the general election, Hillary Clinton, the most unelectable, corrupt, unlikable candidate the Democrats could offer up suddenly feels comfortable with cutting back her active ads, leading up to the general.
It makes sense, actually. What could she say about Trump that casts him in a worse light than what he says himself on a near-daily basis? The Cheeto-devil has made shooting himself in the foot into an art form.
Politico is reporting today on Clinton’s plans:
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has left Virginia off its upcoming battleground-state television ad buy beginning next week — the second state to be dropped in recent weeks as Clinton holds a significant lead over Donald Trump nationally and in key states.
The campaign’s new television ad buy, which begins next Tuesday, consists of Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The reservations, which could easily be amended in the future, run through Labor Day.
The decision reflects increasing confidence among Democrats that Clinton will keep Virginia, a state that had been expected to be bitterly contested, in the blue column this fall. The pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA is scaling back its Virginia ad campaign later this month, as well.
Grasp the gist, here: Trump poses NO threat.
This follows closely on the heels of the campaign choosing to drop Colorado ad buys, as well.
POLITICO’s Battleground State polling average gives Clinton a 5.2 point lead in Virginia — with the two newest public surveys, conducted last month, before Clinton chose Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, showing her with leads of 7 points and 9 points over Trump.
A Clinton campaign official, speaking on background to discuss campaign strategy, stressed that the campaign could return to the airwaves in both Virginia and Colorado at any moment. And the official added that voters in those two states may still see some Clinton spots on television: The campaign is advertising across the country on cable and on NBC’s Olympics telecasts over the next two weeks.
Trump ads for the general election? They equal: 0.
Team Trump are counting on the kindness of media (see: Fox News) to give him the same amount of fawning coverage, and they are not failing him, but it may not be enough, at this point.
Anyone who still thinks Trump is in it to win it is deluding themselves.