Have we seen anything more politically insane, more downright delusional, than Hillary Clinton’s current campaign for the presidency? In answering that, we might wish to climb into our handy-dandy time machine (you know, the one we keep in storage, just in case) and take ourselves back forty years to 1975. The Watergate scandal has drawn to a close, Americans have generally gotten past the jolt of President Gerald Ford pardoning former President Richard Nixon for any Watergate-related crimes he may or may not have committed, and folks are beginning to focus on the next year’s presidential election.
Imagine further that Richard Nixon, despite all his political baggage, decides to throw his hat in the ring and once more run for president (having served less than two years of his second term, before resigning from office, he’d be eligible). Imagine still further that nearly half of all Republicans say they don’t trust Mr. Nixon, yet 76% of them say they’ll vote for him anyway. And not only that, Nixon’s candidacy has unflinching support from the three broadcast networks (in 1975 there were only ABC, NBC and CBS), and the rest of the nation’s media and cultural elite. As insane as all of this may sound, it’s comparable to modern-day liberals and their delusional ‘Hillary for President’ routine.
Mrs. Clinton’s concealment and later destruction of subpoenaed State Department emails was, after all, an apparent obstruction of justice. Not only does that constitute a crime, a felony in fact, it’s a crime that Nixon himself didn’t have the gumption to commit. Indeed, what might the reaction have been if Mr. Nixon had destroyed his Watergate tapes, after Congress had subpoenaed them? Would the Republican Party and the nation’s media and cultural elite have touted the man as an ideal president?
Not bloody likely.
Hillary Clinton has erased her State Department emails. In other words, she burned the tapes. Should this not be thoroughly investigated – by the FBI perhaps – before Mrs. Clinton gets too far along in her second campaign for the White House? Might the Democrat party and liberal elites put their enthusiasm for her on hold, at least until we’ve been assured she’s not a felon?
And then there is the Clinton Foundation, with ever more obvious conflicts of interest, and perhaps more criminal activity. In other words, more insanity … stay tuned folks …Follow @PolitiQuick