Each day, another mainstream media outlet reports the same grim prognosis for Hillary Clinton’s bid to win the Democratic nomination for president.
Today it’s the Washington Post, and its premortem carries the dispiriting headline, “Clinton’s lead is evaporating, and anxious Democrats see 2008 all over again.”
As was the case in 2008, Bill Clinton has gone full bore on the campaign trail, this time accompanied (for some reason) by daughter Chelsea, to “reignite enthusiasm among Mrs. Clinton’s supporters, who increasingly fear she will lose the caucus contest to avowed democratic socialist Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders.”
Will the most popular living Democrat’s capacity to spellbind be enough to jump-start his wife’s flagging campaign? Not if he continues to tweet out messages like this one:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 17, 2016
That sort of sappy sentimentality may have played in 2008, even though back then some voters were reminded of the disaster that was Hillarycare, but now Hillary has a history in government of her own. Bubba’s comment invited — and was immediately greeted by — appropriate scorn:
What’s more is that Bill Clinton’s own considerable baggage is back on the front page, thanks largely to Donald Trump. Another headline from this morning rekindles another name from the past: Linda Tripp.
In a rare interview, Linda Tripp, a pivotal figure in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, revealed on Sunday it was common knowledge while she worked in the West Wing that Bill Clinton had affairs with “thousands of women.”
Thousands is obviously an exaggeration. But recalling that President Clinton had even a few liaisons during his two terms has been enough to bounce the rape victim card from Hillary’s platform.
- Hillary Clinton: ‘Every rape victim should be believed’ (with three notable exceptions)
- Hillary Clinton says families of Benghazi victims are lying
- Hillary: Women who cry ‘Rape!’ have ‘right to be believed’
- Former U.S. Attorney makes a shocking prediction about Hillary Clinton *UPDATE*
- Hillary answers questions about white privilege and white terrorism at ‘black and brown’ Dem forum
- Alleged Bill Clinton rape victim Juanita Broaddrick: ‘It never goes away’