I’m starting to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. It looks like the Obama administration is throwing her under the bus (justifiably, mind you) with the full complicity of the media. I anticipate that Biden will be announcing he’s running for President very soon.
Meanwhile, Hillary is finding enemies on all sides:
1 – Two days ago, CNN released a poll that had Hillary at 42%, Sanders at 24% and Biden at 22%. The headlines everywhere were about how Hillary was widening her lead. Today, a Bloomberg poll shows Hillary at 33%, Biden at 25% and Sanders at 24%. The two polls are within the margin of error of each other. However, the headlines today were all about how Biden is competitive with Hillary, how this is a 3-person race or, specially in the conservative press, how Hillary is on the outs.
2 – Meanwhile, for no apparent reason, the State Department decided to clarify that they asked Hillary specifically for her e-mails when they noticed that they didn’t have them, and only later they asked other former secretary of states. The story is sold as Hillary fibbing/lying as to the timeline of what happened.
3 – Soon after, we find out that – as expected – the FBI has recovered some of her deleted e-mails. The headlines are that these are deleted “personal and work e-mails“, though no details of what work e-mails were deleted have come out. Of course, if she did delete work e-mails that would mean that she both lied and broke the law. And I think we can all be sure that she deleted work e-mails because that’s the only reason why anyone would get a private server in the first place.
4 – Meanwhile, the court chastises the State Department for not turning in even more Benghazi related e-mails.
5 – As if this was not enough, online tabloids are all excited about a new book to come out next week with all sorts of nasty details about Hillary – including the suggestion that she yelled at Obama and told him to “call off his fucking dogs”. The writer of the book is described as a former Newsweek editor – but it turns out that it’s been decades since he’s done serious journalism and since then he’s been writing pulp books about politicians filled with disgusting claims. Not helping their case, Clinton’s spokesperson’s response was to call the claims “bullshit”.
6 – Trump, a genius at seizing the moment, is going on a rampage blaming Hillary for “birtherism”. Hillary has to come out and defend herself against what seem to be plain false accusations.
7- To add insult to injury, it’s left to Republican Carly Fiorina to express empathy for Clinton.
And I thought that House of Cards and Scandal were fiction! Personally, I just hope that Hillary and Biden mutually destroy each other and leave room for Bernie Sanders.