A general election showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promises not only to be a political cage match for the ages, but also an ultimate battle of style against substance, political pundits predict.
“Trump is selling a vision,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “Hillary Clinton is selling a certain set of policies and trying to convince certain people to stick with them. The only way to beat Trump is to go after his vision.”
Don’t expect Trump, whose bombastic and often bruising style has drawn controversy as well as rising poll numbers, to suddenly turn into a policy wonk and engage in a debate of ideas. At the same time, Clinton has to shatter the image of Trump as the outsider hero who can deliver Washington from the establishment.
The fight has already begun.