If you paid attention during the Obama years at all you understand that the idea of Eric Holder running for president is absolutely absurd. The fact that he is even entertaining the idea shows you just how detached from reality he is. Trump would mop the floor with Eric Holder. All he needs to do is bring up Holder’s terrible record as Attorney General. Game over.
But, Eric Holder seems pretty serious about running and he’s basically already started campaigning using the only tactic that Democrats have left.
Call Trump racist.
Check out Holder’s strange take on the ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan that we all know and love.
From The Daily Caller:
According to The Hill, the potential Democratic presidential candidate told the liberal Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Saturday night that the MAGA movement behind President Donald Trump’s election is “flawed.”
“This sort of thinking, this ‘Make America Great’ mindset is not only flawed, it’s rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future,” Holder told a sympathetic crowd in Washington.
“Certainly it was not when people were enslaved,” he said. “Certainly it was not when segregation was the law of the land. Certainly it was not when women were disenfranchised. Certainly it was not when the LGBT community was routinely stigmatized.”
According to Holder, if you want to make America great again you must implying that we should go back to slavery or we should go back to times when people had less rights. It couldn’t possibly mean that you just want the economy to be strong again, no more senseless wars, no more political correctness, etc. It can’t mean that. No No. It must mean you’re racist.
If Holder thinks this kind of message is going to resonate in Middle America he’s delusional. It might work well at dinner parties with limousine liberal donors but it’s not working in Youngstown. You can take that to the bank.
Here’s a poll that recently asked how Eric Holder would do.
From Minn Post:
Trump beats New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker 29-27 with 44 don’t know. Trump beats California Sen. Kamala Harris 29-26 with 45 don’t know.
Trump also beats New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo; New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; former Attorney General Eric Holder; Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti; Montana Gov. Steve Bullock; and U.S. Rep. John Delaney. But in every case, Trump gets between 28 and 30 percent as the “don’t know” rises higher and higher.