Clinton on Climate
September 7, 2016
Make no mistake, modern presidential campaigns like Hillary Clinton’s, are data driven, and respond to public pressure and opinion. They seek out hot button issues to get ahead of parades and movements.
They also are intensely aware of targeting key constituencies in electorally critical areas.
So it’s of more than a little interest that Hillary Clinton came out of the labor day weekend – traditional “beginning” of the home stretch Presidential campaign, in the crucial state of Florida, with a strong message on sea level rise and climate change.
Although Clinton has multiple electoral college pathways to victory in this year’s election, and theoretically could win without a victory in Florida – for her Republican opponent, or any republican in any year, Florida is an absolutely critical must-win to take the Presidency.
The speech tells us that climate change is now an issue to put on the front burner in this key state. The physics of this tidal shift in public opinion will continue to ratchet the pressure on climate-denying Republicans.