Have we see anything more politically insane, more downright delusional, than Hillary Clinton’s current campaign for the presidency? In answering that, we might wish to imagine the political landscape of 1976 (our nation’s bicentennial). The Watergate scandal had drawn to a close, Americans had 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. People were focused on the upcoming presidential election.
Imagine further that Richard Nixon, despite all his political baggage, decided 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 amid scandal, he’d have been eligible). Imagine still further that nearly half of all Republicans said they didn’t trust Mr. Nixon, yet a majority said they’d vote for him anyway. And not only that, Nixon’s candidacy had unflinching support from the three broadcast networks (in 1976 there were only ABC, NBC and CBS) and from much 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.