Here’s some good news for Hillary Clinton. Dick Morris, who is never right about anything whatsoever, is predicting that she’s going to crash and burn in the Democratic primary. And since he’s never right about anything, that pretty much ensures that Clinton will get the nomination.
So, as long as there is no other Democrat actively running for president, the wrongs Hillary does do not bring her down. But, the flip side is that when other Democrats emerge in the 2016 race, they will rise quickly and acquire broad support. The negatives on Hillary, accumulating for month, will suddenly count, and voters will take a real look at their alternatives…
The dynamic of the debates will inevitably be bad for Hillary. No matter how well she performs, her opponents will be making their first impression and will pick up support. As the Democratic voters see other candidates backing pro-choice, anti-gun, pro-same-sex marriage causes, they will look at Hillary’s negatives and move toward the attractive alternatives they will see on the screen.
And the negative that Republicans throw at Hillary will acquire new salience when articulated by fellow Democrats. When accusations about Benghazi come from the mouths of certified liberals like Sanders and O’Malley, they will be hard to ignore.
Jim Webb, particularly, brings an extraordinary background to his candidacy. A combat veteran who won the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal and two Purple Hearts, he was undersecretary of defense and Navy secretary under Reagan, has written 10 books and served one term in the U.S. Senate. Articulate, moderate and vigorous, he will make a good impression on television.
And we can count on all four of Hillary’s opponents ganging up on her in the debates, ripping her for erasing her emails, lying about Benghazi and harvesting cash from questionable donors to the Clinton Foundation.
Mark it down, it’s over. Hillary wins in a landslide.