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A Bad Day

Yesterday has to go down as one of the lousiest days for any candidate running for president. I am talking about Donald Trump.

Trump kept up his losing battle with the Khan family. He dissed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte. Top advisors to former governor Jeb Bush and Governor Chris Christie endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Then last night, Meg Whitman endorsed Hillary and said this:

As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter. This year is different. To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. Donald Trump’s demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character.

Trump’s reckless and uninformed positions on critical issues – from immigration to our economy to foreign policy – have made it abundantly clear that he lacks both the policy depth and sound judgment required as President. Trump’s unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security. His authoritarian character could threaten much more.

Therefore, I have decided to support Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is clear to me that Secretary Clinton’s temperament, global experience and commitment to America’s bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for President of the United States. In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November.

CNBC’s John Harwood put out this:

I exchanged messages Tuesday evening with a longtime ally of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, whom I asked about who was calling the shots in the campaign. The response indicated that Manafort, a veteran of Republican politics brought in this spring for the transition from primaries to the general election, has lost control over his candidate.

“Manafort not challenging (Trump) anymore,” Manafort’s ally wrote. “Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.”

And TPM’s Katherine Kruger put this out:

Following a week of high-profile blunders, Donald Trump’s antics have left the chair of the Republican National Committee “apoplectic” and his own aides “suicidal,” according to several reports.

RNC Chair Reince Priebus was reportedly “apoplectic” over Trump’s bucking the party line by refusing to back House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) or Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for re-election and called several of Trump’s staffers to voice his discontent, according to NBC’s Katy Tur.

Then we had the President’s take down, the Purple Heart, the crying baby, and sexual harassment. All in one day.

Wow!   I am waiting for some local GOPers to come out and endorse Hillary. It’s OK.

Who has the lowest batting average among ‘Stros starters last night?

It is really hard to believe we are still contending. In last night’s lineup, we had six starters hitting .223 or lower.   That’s ridiculous. I really don’t see it getting any better.

Alex Bregman of course started at third base last night and is 1 for 32 for a paltry .031 batting average.

It is Dollar Dogs at The Yard tonight.

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