Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson says the biggest strength Clinton and Trump have are the other person's weaknesses

08/03/2016 05:04 PM

FORT MITCHELL — Former Kentucky Secretary of State and current Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Trey Grayson says that the strategy used by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to constantly point out the flaws of their opponent is wise strategy going into the final three months of the campaign.

Grayson, who is also the former Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University, told Pure Politics the fact that each candidate has a number of question marks about their abilities to be president makes attacking the other seem like a good move.

“The reality is the strength that each of them have is the other person’s weaknesses,” Grayson said.

Grayson applauded Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision to not attend the Republican convention because he couldn’t support Trump, but he questioned Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s decision to speak at the convention and not endorse Trump, saying that Cruz would have been better to have employed Kasich’s strategy.

Grayson applauded both vice presidential choices, feeling that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was a solid selection on the Republican ticket..

“I’m always a big fan of governors,” Grayson said. The number of decisions that you have to make, it’s more of an analogous role to being president.

As for Democratic pick, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Grayson said that he could be capable of being president from day one.

“Having been in there, having experience in the executive branch being in the Senate, he could become a good advisor,” Grayson said.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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