Democrats need a Plan B for 2016

Democrats need a Plan B for 2016

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.

More specifically, it is time for all Democrats to start thinking of candidates other than Hillary Clinton, and of building a bench up as quickly as possible, using all possible twigs.

It’s not just that the “one hand clapping” plan of running a non-incumbent without opposition was always problematic. It’s that this particular candidate is not only scandal-prone but a bad politician. On a meet-and-greet tour she went to Chipotle without talking to anyone, met “everyday people” who were liberal activists, parked her van in a space reserved for the handicapped and unveiled a logo that looks like the directions to the emergency room, where her campaign may be headed.

This took place between the uproar over the deleted emails and the burgeoning scandals over the Clinton Foundation, which are bound to get worse when the book that describes them is released on May 5. There will be congressional hearings into the less fortunate parts of her career as a diplomat, and the Associated Press is still planning to sue her, which should make interesting headlines well into next year.

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