Remember that classic scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy throws water on the Wicked Witch of the West? She melts right in front of us? That reminds me of the Hillary Clinton campaign these days. Desperate, trying everything and anything to right a ship that’s sinking faster than the Titanic, and unable to gather much support regardless where she goes.
Hillary even cut short her vacation in the Hamptons this past week to get back to campaigning in Ohio. She was in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve, and cut her vacation short to talk to…wait for it…250 people. That was it. 250 people showed up. It was like the Our Gang group putting on a show in their basement. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders speaks to 15,000 people in an arena. Donald Trump needs a football stadium packed with 20,000 people, the largest gathering of the campaigns. What was so important that Hillary talk to these 250 people?
She’s tired of hearing about the email scandals. She’s tired of all of the innuendos of when her campaign is going to fold. She’s tired of hearing the questions of her poll numbers sinking. She wants to shake things up.
So, she heads to Cleveland. She compares the Republicans to terrorists because of wanting to defund Planned Parenthood. Even though she said she was “obviously disturbed” by the videos showing Planned Parenthood abortionists openly talking about selling fetal body parts on the open market like a pair of Nikes, she doesn’t think it’s bad enough to shut down the abortion clinics…and defund the group. Why is she making this outlandish and stupid claim? Because she wants us to stop talking about the emails and wants us to start talking about the outlandish and stupid things she’s saying.
There’s a real problem with that logic. It’s gone way beyond that stage. See, when the FBI gets involved, and by the way, the FBI doesn’t do “non-criminal” investigations, the FBI doesn’t care what wild and stupid things come out of a suspect’s mouth. They care about the investigation. Period. So, the fact that we’re all talking about something other than email may be fine, but it isn’t going to stop the FBI. And when they find out that yes, Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin were guilty in conspiracy for covering up stuff, and they find that yes, Hillary broke several laws as well, the shit will hit the fan, and we’ll be talking about emails again.
And the worse part is, that’s just the beginning of Hillary’s problems. Why is it that publicly she praises Joe Biden, but privately, she’s doing everything she can to stop donors from fleeing to the Veep should he decide to get in the race? Why is it that she’s actually calling big Democratic supporters begging them not to leave her campaign! Is it because that’s yet another nail in her coffin?
She still believes that because of her ground game, she’s going to have the nomination sewn up by Super Tuesday on March 1st. Then she can concentrate on the GOP, and all of the criticism can be attributed to “vast right-wing conspiracies”. But she has to GET to March 1st before any of that happens. That’s over six months away. As we have seen, there’s a lot that can happen in six months…and Hillary just isn’t that good of a politician to make it that far. The meltdown has begun!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!