To Make Direct Appeal To Less-Educated, White,
In the final run-up to the
US presidential elections, Hillary Clinton is
hoping to ensure victory by winning-over the one
demographic group that Donald Trump has yet
failed to insult or alienate.
That group consists of
white American men without a college degree. Much
of the threat posed by Donald Trump comes from
this group who represented nearly half of all
voters in 2012.
A draft transcript of
Clintons forthcoming speech has been
obtained by this site and is reproduced below:
Today, I want to speak to a very important
section of our society. I want to address those
whose hard work and self-sacrifice made America
the great country it is today.
Im referring, of
course, to you uneducated, white guys.
I want you all to put down
those cans of beer, burgers and bottles of
mayonnaise and listen to me for five minutes
before you next go out to buy meth or shoot
The future of America is in
your hands, and I believe that you all
need to take that responsibility very seriously.
I want you to think for a
minute about the demographic thats a
big word that means the group in society
to which you belong. You are uneducated
white males. The clues in the name.
It might not be your fault
that youre not so smart. Maybe inbreeding
or poor parenting mean you didnt start out
very bright. Its the way things have turned
out, however, and it would be as crazy to deny
that as it would be to deny you are fellow
Im not saying youre
not wonderful, hardworking guys. Our great
country would collapse tomorrow if it wasnt
for all the unskilled, menial jobs you do. I want
you to imagine, however, that you needed brain
surgery. Would you ask a buddy to do it or would
you try to find an educated doctor? If you were
taking a plane, would you want an educated pilot
to fly it or would you be happy for Homer Simpson
to give it a go?
Im willing to bet
that, after youd thought as hard as you
could about it, at least half of you would want
your brain surgeon or pilot to be educated, even
if your buddy would do the job for a pack of
I want those of you who
would choose an educated brain surgeon or pilot
to now ask yourselves why you would make
Would it be because an
educated brain surgeon or pilot would know what
they were doing? Maybe you think youd have
a better chance of surviving the operation or the
Voting for a president is
like doing brain surgery or flying that plane.
There are a lot of complicated things to think
about when youre a president, and working
out who could do the job best is really hard.
Im appealing to all
you uneducated white guys not to vote on
If a loved one needed that
brain surgery, youd owe it to them to get
the very best surgeon. Each of you really know,
deep in your hearts, that you wouldnt be
clever enough to be certain of picking the right
Its just the same
with this great land we all love. You owe it to
your kids, your family, this wonderful country
and the world, to not even try thinking about
picking a president.
I say again to you all:
dont vote. Leave big choices to
those with better brains.
America needs you to just
stay in bed, watch TV and have another beer on
You know its the
right thing to do.
You know, deep down, that
its what God wants you to do.
God bless America.