ALICIA MACHADO’S SHADY HISTORY FOILS CLINTON SEX SMEAR, Mercedes Schlapp of the Washington Times opines.
I think that’s nonsense. Low-information voters will never hear “the rest of the story,” as Paul Harvey used to say. As with Khizr Khan in August, Hillary used her newest mascot to successfully — and all too easily — throw Trump off his game. The New York Times publishing his tax return will further keep him off message. A more disciplined candidate (remember, “It’s the economy, stupid” in 1992?) wouldn’t take the bait so easily, but as John Podhoretz tweeted, “Hillary on Machado is Judge Doom tapping ‘shave and a haircut’ on the wall. Like Roger Rabbit, Trump had to burst out and shout ‘two bits’!”