US Audio Analysis: “Yes, President Trump is A Possibility”
PHOTO: Donald Trump campaigns in Boynton Beach, Florida, October 24, 2016 (Evan Vucci/AP)
UPDATE 1845 GMT: A chat with BBC Radio Coventry about the latest developments in the campaign:
It’s getting really interesting or, alternatively, really scary depending on your perspective.
ORIGINAL ENTRY: With Donald Trump rallying in the polls, next Tuesday’s US Presidential election looks like it will be very close.
Trump is now competitive in all 10 of the key states — nine of which he needs to win — and is ahead in several of them.
So could there be a President Trump?
Yes, it’s now a possibility. I explained why to BBC Radio Foyle on Tuesday afternoon.
The discussion notes that while the issue of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail is primarily political, rather than legal, it is now defining the contest in the US media and thus for many voters. That will only be to the benefit of Trump in the next seven days.
I am surprised that it has gotten to this point. Even though there are issues about Clinton’s e-mails, she is reliable, she is experienced, she has a grasp of the issues — the social issues, the economic issues, the foreign policy issues.
Trump does not.