A Fox News poll out yesterday finds that, in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal, the question of her trustworthiness has flip-flopped from last year, with 44% saying she is honest, while 52% saying she is not. In April 2014, Clinton was considered “honest and trustworthy” by a margin of 54-42%.
With a perceived gap in Clinton’s once-unquestioning support from the Democratic base, a number of candidates from the past are now being evaluated as prospects who might fill that void. The Washington Times reported this morning that one of the names being bandied about is Al Gore.
Another forgotten face that could conceivably appear on campaign posters is that of 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. The secretary of state has not outwardly indicated whether he is considering throwing his hat (which he still has to this day!) back in the ring, but he did channel Barack Obama yesterday when asked about Clinton’s private emails and whether the State Department had all of them.
Kerry evidently found the question so inconsequential that he answered with uncharacteristic — and certainly unwarranted — sarcasm:
I have to check on that. I believe we have all the ones that – I think we have all the ones that are state.gov, which are appropriately the ones in the purview of the department.
But let me check on that when I actually have time to pay attention to such an important issue when I get home.
Apart from the inappropriateness of the response to an issue most commentators even on the left are taking seriously, sarcasm ill suits people in positions of power.