It isn’t difficult to understand Democrat concern. The only person putting forth any real effort to block Hillary Clinton from a presidential nomination win is Hillary Clinton. The private server and deleted email scandal is her latest and most serious effort at possible self-sabotage.
Mrs. Clinton stumbled out of the gate with the “dead broke” when she left the White House gaffe, a claim not well received considering she earns up to $300,000 per speech and who, with Bill, has a combined net worth generally estimated at well north of $100 million, possibly as high as $200 million.
Doing her best impression of a weak candidate, the former First Lady, in one of those wealth creating speeches, shared her lack of business savvy by warning “. . . . don’t let anybody tell you that, ah, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs . . . . That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”
As they say, you can’t make this stuff up.
Turning it up a notch, the choice of so many who understand so little, offered this gem for dealing effectively with America’s enemies: Smart Power, the definition of which is, “showing respect, even for one’s enemies; trying to understand and, insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
All she left out was, “while they cut off your head”.
These are not the words of a leader ready to take on Iran, ISIS, Boko Haram, North Korea, Putin and domestic problems of which there are many. This is another far left ideologue, fatally ill prepared to lead in perilous times, possibly someone who wishes to avoid winning a race she really does not wish to run.
The aforementioned private server fiasco facing Mrs. Clinton could mean serious legal trouble and may be a purposely self-inflicted wound. Wiping the server clean was intentional and not a brilliant decision. Refusing to turn it over to an independent third party, as requested by investigative Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, makes her look defiant and guilty of something serious.
Who wants to back a potential felon?
The question is will the usually supportive liberal media downplay the story? If they do not run interference, the path to the White House for she who would be crowned becomes more difficult.
Democrats who hope for four more years have reason to worry. Republicans have a full line up of interesting, ardent, capable hopefuls, many with national name recognition, already positioning to battle for the brass ring. The roster of eager Democrat candidates pales by comparison.
Vice President Joe Biden has teased, showing some interest in a 2016 presidential run. Vigorous efforts by enthusiastic Elizabeth Warren supporters, desperate to prevent a Clinton coronation, have been rewarded with Warren’s appreciative smiles and polite declines, so many declines that it appears she means it, at least until she doesn’t.
The latest name added to a short list is the popular, former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley. The Governor wasted no time in going after Mrs. Clinton. Appearing on ABC’s This Week, O’malley told George Stephanopoulos that, “The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families . . .”
Nicely done Governor, hitting two liberals with one verbal shot.
It is early and other Democrat names may enter the race, but, with many voters not excited by an aged and weary looking Hillary, and Martin O’Malley a long shot at best, the joy meter for those hoping to retain the Oval Office is not peaking.
What is a downcast Democrat to do?