Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Nixonian Candidate: Hillary Clinton

So at last night's debate, Cranky Clinton is asked if she'll drop out of the race if she's indicted and she refuses to address that.

Which would appear to indicate that, in case she is indicted, she wants to leave all options on the table.

Can she get anymore craven?

If indicted, Hillary Clinton plans to continue to seek the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

The reality is that the federal investigation alone should have had her making like John Edwards in 2008 and rushing to announce she was bowing out.

You just don't do that.

You don't risk an entire political party's nomination -- an election -- on the hopes that you may not be indicted.

Just the cloud of suspicion over her should have been enough for her to do what was good for others and drop out.

But what she has demonstrated is she does not operate on what is good for others, her only concern is herself.

Callum Borchers (WASHINGTON POST) reports:

Just in case you thought Univision and moderator Jorge Ramos would display a pro-Clinton bias in Wednesday's debate, the Spanish-language network's top anchor hit Hillary Clinton with a doozy of a question right out of the gate: "Would you drop out of the race if you get indicted?"
[. . .]
Clinton pivoted off Ramos's original inquiry to familiar talking points about retroactive classification and the private email habits of her predecessors, but when Ramos asked again, Clinton shot back: "Oh, for goodness — that's not going to happen. I'm not even answering that question."

And here's Rob Wile (FUSION):

Hillary Clinton dismissed the notion that she could face indictment over her handling of emails on a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State.
“That is not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question,” she said when Fusion’s Jorge Ramos asked her whether she would drop out of the campaign for president if indicted. The exchange came Wednesday in the Univision Democratic Debate.

For those playing at home, the correct answer is:  I will do what is good for my country.

The answer we were looking for is, "I will do what is good for my country."

Hillary's failure to make that point shows how deeply Nixonian she truly is.

She seriously picked the wrong campaign song -- it should have been Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now."

Because, apparently, nothing will.

Even an indictment would not stop Hillary.  She refused to state the obvious answer, she refused to give the answer America needed to hear.

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