The writing may have been on the wall for Hillary Clinton's US Presidential election defeat to Donald Trump, in her approach to winning over support from voters during her election campaign.
According to Rhodes University History lecturer Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, Clinton's campaign did not touch on issues affecting the majority of the American electorate, compared to that of Trump, the US President-elect.
The Clinton campaign went on this politically correct notion that 'I'm with her'. That's not a campaign slogan. What is that? Are you saying people must vote because its her? You're actually pointing to a non-issue, and if you know your backward people, you know that they have a problem with you being a woman in the first place— Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, Rhodes University History lecturer
Speaking to #NightTalk's Gugs Mhlungu and Sizwe Dhlomo, Dr Mkhize said that Clinton's Presidential campaign did not provide any kind of populism, which was arguably provided by Trump negatively, and which has been provided by Bernie Sanders and President Barack Obama positively in the past.
Populism is a strange thing. You can get bad populism, and you can get populism which is like Bernie Sanders or Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton didn't even provide that— Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, Rhodes University History lecturer
I think Americans are conservative, and not in a small way— Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, Rhodes University History lecturer
Dr Mkhize also picked on the different wording used by Clinton and Trump in their electioneering, where Trump moved more successful in motivating people to vote.
The guy speaks in 'we', in 'future' and 'destiny' a lot. So those Americans who see that as their history to make, that's what they want— Dr Nomalanga Mkhize, Rhodes University History lecturer
Listen to the conversation below:
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