Since at least this past March, when coachisright.com first predicted her campaign would end in her indictment, things have gone from bad to worse for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Her lackluster campaign announcement was followed by another equally pathetic attempt to stir up supporters. A book tour flop topped off by a virtually secret, Friday night re-re-re-announcement have all drawn flies at best.
Empty seats at BIG rallies even on college campuses have become the rule rather than the exception.
Mrs. Clinton’s smug and demonstrably false “explanations” of having done nothing wrong by using her private email accounts for governmental communications have worn thin even among some of her most devoted followers.
The unspoken warning to investigators that they “had better back off because THIS is Hillary Clinton you are looking into” has served only to intensify the efforts to bring her down among Congressional Republican Committee Chairs. More than this, it has become clear that Barack Obama does not want her to follow him to the White House and has ordered the FBI and other federal agencies to publicly investigate her.
Nevertheless, as a Clinton, she is as cunning as a rat. She can put on a brave face and make believe everything is just fine in public, but she knows she is in trouble. She knows the clear and present danger is way past being brought to an end with the standard “I’m reluctantly suspending my campaign to spend more time with my family.”
Hillary Clinton knows the people coming after her are ruthless Democrats who fear she is so damaged she would bring down entire tickets of Democrats around the country. She is one of these ruthless people herself, so she knows they mean business and will indict her to get her to leave.
The problem she faces is that she also knows they recognize a Clinton’s ability to come back from the political grave, so they may very well indict her for her many crimes–even if she does drop out–just to put a stake in her chest where her heart should be.
It is quite plausible that Hillary is playing a high stakes game of “chicken” with the wolves at her door. She may very well be “plea bargaining” through implication. The longer she stays, the more damage her forcible eviction will cause for her successor. No Democrat will want to be blamed for “killing the chances” of the Democrats electing the first woman president.
She can “plea bargain” her way out of an indictment, without doing so publicly, by simply waiting them out until they come to her with an iron-clad agreement. The sober assessment here is that no Republican will have a real say in her fate.
On the other hand, if she waits too long and the wolves grow restless and impatient, they just might drop an indictment on her as thick as the Manhattan phone book. Then, orange will be her new pantsuit color.
Pass the popcorn, please.
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