Darrell Delamaide’s Political Capital: Will Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ gaffe be as fatal as Romney’s ‘47%’ remark was?

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Hillary Clinton, whose campaign slogan suggests inclusion, lumped together tens of millions of voters she deemed to be “irredeemable,” adding “but thankfully they are not America.”

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — When Gary Johnson looked blankly at his questioner last week on “Morning Joe” and asked “And what is Aleppo?,” the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee showed not only that he was not ready for prime time but that he couldn’t even handle a morning show.

As one commentator quipped, you could say the gaffe doomed his candidacy except that his third-party run was doomed from the get-go.

At any rate, it certainly eliminated any chance that Johnson would reach the 15% threshold in the polls to take part in the prime-time presidential debates and pretty much guaranteed this would be the last political campaign for the former New Mexico governor.

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