Whether or not Hillary Clinton will be indicted by an Obama-run Justice Department isn’t clear, but the Clinton campaign vessel is in grave danger of sinking as it bobbles in a murky political riptide. Clinton couldn’t even pick up the endorsement of Simon and Garfunkel, two lifelong Democrats who share aging baby boomers status with her, according to a CNN report.
Simon and Garfunkel notwithstanding, the Democratic candidate who makes more than $250,000 an hour giving speeches to Wall Street banks has much larger issues to ponder. During the 90s Hillary Clinton was able to play the victim card as she slapped down her husband’s female accusers faster than Bill Cosby can fix a drink. Claiming right-wing conspiracy, the infamous peccadilloes of Bill Clinton seemed to work in the couple’s favor, a political strategy that is water under a bridge in 2016.
Recently, Mrs. Clinton cast her (Donald Trump) “penchant for sexism” lure but it snagged her campaign’s tailfin. Meanwhile, Trump circled her campaign like a hungry shark with public warnings not to try that again or he would make her husband’s victimization of women a political show, featuring her as the enabler. In short, her “penchant for sexism” lure became the latest punch line to be used against the only president and first lady to leave the White House “dead broke” after eight years, another costly Clinton miss-remembrance.
As Clinton struggles to right her listing political ship, a recent torpedo of reports regarding the FBI’s investigation into her use of an insecure server to store the nation’s most classified secrets has reportedly expanded. Now the FBI is neck deep in a probe of potential quid pro quos made during her time as Secretary of State. The FBI investigation swirling around Clinton’s affairs is producing the rotting-fish scent of a political red tide. Tsunamis of recent leaks indicate FBI agents are investigating the donor-rich Clinton Foundation and whether Mrs. Clinton or her staff might have lied to FBI agents during this probe.
While any charges against Clinton would have to be signed off on by the Obama administration, it is common knowledge that the president and former President Bill Clinton can barely stand to be in the same room together. Should Mr. Obama’s handpicked Attorney General recommend indicting Clinton and the president refuses to do so, the entire sorted affair will leave a huge stain on his legacy. On the other hand, if Obama doesn’t block a recommendation of indictment, Hillary’s campaign is dead in the water with a category five hurricane brewing between her and the shore of general elections.
Should the Clinton campaign escape the rogue wave of indictment altogether, the ongoing FBI investigation and her own penchant for being a staged, unlikable candidate will continue to batter her waterlogged campaign. National polls show a significant majority of Americans consider Hillary Clinton to be a liar. This severe lack of credibility among the American people is one reason she is, according the polls, struggling to catch self-described socialist Bernie Sanders. As of today, she is on track to lose both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary — to an un-electable 72-year-old Vermont socialist!
Democratic Party leaders are worried now that the Clinton campaign’s waterline is deeply submerged, which explains why the White House recently trotted out Joe Biden to do interviews about how he regrets not running “every day.” It also explains why three-time New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that he is exploring a 2016 run for the presidency. Bloomberg is a lifelong Democrat but ran as a Republican so that he could win in New York. It’s not much of a stretch to imagine Bloomberg running as an independent while Joe Biden leaves Clinton in the wake of an Obama-sponsored emergency campaign.