Bratislava, October 19 (TASR) – Dusan Fischer of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) assumes that the next US president will be Hillary Clinton, TASR learnt on Wednesday.
The final presidential debate between the candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – will be held Wednesday evening (October 19).
“It seems so far that the polls used by Clinton are more trustworthy, while Trump’s picking only those in which he’s leading. These are scarce, limited and they rely on dubious data collection,” explained Fischer.
Fischer thinks that US voters are already polarised, so he doesn’t expect any dramatic changes in the candidates’ poll numbers at this stage of the presidential campaign. They could change only if some huge scandal arises before voting day. “Under these circumstances the third debate won’t influence the outcome in any significant way,” noted Fischer.
When asked about Trump as a candidate, Fischer said that he’s inconsistent and unable to concentrate. “He can’t hold a thought for more than 20 seconds. He’s able to jump through five different topics in the course of a few seconds, and that, I think, is a huge problem,” warned Fischer.
“He’s simply a showman who is familiar with business and media. He knew that if he became accessible enough, then he’d be paid a lot of attention and people would stick to him. His strategy isn’t expanding his voter base but strengthening the base he already has,” stressed Fischer.
Fischer conceded that Trump won’t likely win because 40 percent of the vote isn’t enough, but he thinks that this campaign will secure some 40 million viewers for the TV channel Trump wants to establish between 2018-19. Fischer thinks that this is what it was all about.
“People always listen to superlatives, so he keeps saying that he’ll be the best. But if a linguist were to take a closer look at his speeches, he’d see that Trump’s sentences don’t make any sense, but it’s good to hear them,” explained Fischer.
Clinton, however, is characterised by her sternness, as she has been in the spotlight for several decades. “She changed when she came to the White House. Her classmates were noticing that it suddenly wasn’t the Hillary who had been open about what she wanted and who fought for human rights. She became a dressed-up first lady who was careful about what she said,” thinks Fischer, adding that it is this terseness that lowers her appeal to the public.
On the other hand, her forte is her experience in politics and dealing with people, and the fact that she can still find that young Hillary within herself, the Hillary who had idealistic plans and talked about a future without guns and about reforming the health-care system. She can make a bond with people very quickly,” he emphasised, adding that she’s a fighter who wants to see this game go right through to the end.