If Hillary loses a week from today, it will be in part because a number of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, never that enthusiastic about Hillary to begin with, stay home. I suspect a lot of Democratic grandees are already privately venting their second thoughts if not outright regrets about having let her have the nomination. Any other plausible Democrat (not named Sanders) would be beating Trump handily (and likewise most other Republicans would be beating Hillary easily, too).
But never mind that. Remember how things went the last time a Clinton was in the White House? Democrats lost the House for the first time in 40 years, and have never really recovered. And then there was the Clinton impeachment, which right now looks like it was just a practice run. Ken Starr is tanned, rested, and ready.
Rich Lowry points out in his latest column that Democrats who are attacking James Comey should be placing the blame where it really should be: on Hillary.
Once upon a time – namely any presidential election prior to this one – this enormous political and legal vulnerability would have disqualified a candidate. Not this year, and not in the case of Hillary Clinton.
The country has clearly lowered its standards in this election, and Donald Trump’s madcap candidacy provides evidence of that almost every day. But Hillary’s nomination was itself an offense against American political norms and an incredibly reckless act. . .
They could never bring themselves to fully acknowledge the seriousness of the e-mail scandal and, relatedly, the ethical miasma around the Clinton Foundation. They considered it all another desperate trick of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
Well sure, you’d expect a conservative columnist like Rich Lowry to say that. But wait—what’s this? Piers Morgan says the same thing:
I don’t blame Comey at all. He had no choice. When it comes to the blame game, I would suggest there are three people a lot more culpable.
First, Huma Abedin for not informing the FBI about this laptop during the original investigation. She apparently claims she didn’t know any of her emails were on it. Really? Well how the hell did they get there then?
But ultimately, the person most to blame for all this is Hillary Clinton. She’s the one who deliberately set up a private email server while she was Secretary of State in flagrant breach of the rules of government email usage.
She’s the one who exchanged classified information in those emails. She’s the one who, when the balloon of this scandal went up, then deleted 33,000 of those emails, raising a huge cloud of suspicion over what they contained.
She’s the one who misled everyone repeatedly whenever she talked about this scandal. Hillary Clinton made her secret email bed and she lied in it. Now she is paying the consequences and it may cost her the White House. She’s the one to blame not James Comey.
When you’ve lost Piers Morgan. . .