I remember this classic question from one of my early science classes: What happens if an irresistible force hits an immovable object? At just past halftime of the 2016 presidential race, we have a similar question: if we have two presidential candidates who can’t possibly win running against each other, who will win?
In an earlier post I stuck my neck out and said that Hillary Clinton will not be the Democratic nominee for president. My reasoning was that with Hillary Clinton facing a possible indictment, surely the Democrats would have a backup candidate. I at least was partially wrong as there is no backup candidate. We still need to see if Hillary will be indicted or if at least the FBI will recommend indictment. Quite frankly, even if she is indicted I would expect that she will not withdraw.
Hillary laughs at the thought she might be indicted and her defenders all scoff and say there is nothing there. I would think that the FBI would not devote months and dozens of investigators if nothing was there. Right now I don’t want to re-argue the email situation. This is about so much more than the emails.
There is so much that most people don’t know about Hillary Clinton. Here is a bit.
The Clinton-Russia Uranium Deal
In early 2015 Peter Schweizer published a book tiled “Clinton Cash” This book outlined many instances where countries and companies with key requests before Hillary Clinton’s state department would pay Bill Clinton up to a million dollars in speaking fees and at the same time would donate many millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. The state department would then approve whatever the “donor” wanted. Prior to his publication, Schweizer shared his research with the New York Times about one of these deals where the Russians gained control over 25% of the United States uranium. The New York Times published this front page story on April 23, 2015.
Having published this story, the New York Times did not follow up. Nobody, to my knowledge, has ever asked Hillary Clinton about this or any of the many other instances where the Clinton’s profited despite a strong conflict of interest. Hardly anybody knows about all of these deals where the Clinton’s traded influence for money.
Hillary’s Persecution of Bill Clinton’s Women
Most people also don’t know how Hillary Clinton led the “bimbo” squad, a team designed to make the life of any woman who accused Bill Clinton of sexual improprieties a living hell. Here is a New York Times story on this:
Hillary then had the audacity during this campaign to tweet the following “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”
In this post Bill Cosby era, many who support Hillary as a champion of women will be disgusted by Hillary’s persecution of her husband’s victims.
Clinton vs. Trump
Currently 65% of those polled have a negative opinion of Donald Trump and 55% have a negative opinion of Hillary Clinton. Over 70% of women have a negative opinion of Trump. With high negatives like these, Trump shouldn’t have a chance of winning the presidency. Against Hillary Clinton, however, he may have a chance.
There are many people who, to quote Bernie Sanders, “don’t give a damn” about Hillary’s emails. They couldn’t care if it was revealed that the nuclear launch codes were in her email. They don’t care what happened in Benghazi. They don’t care if she is caught in lie after lie. They support her because they like her politics and they want a woman in the White House.
These supporters believe she is a champion of the poor. They don’t know that the Clintons have amassed a fortune of, according to Fortune Magazine, over $100 million. As Hillary said they were broke when they left the White House, much of this can be traced to her influence peddling. They believe she fights for women. They don’t know how she abused women who spoke out against her husband. They support her because they don’t know.
Donald Trump has proven himself to be an exceptionally good attack dog. He will attack “Crooked Hillary”, to use his new term for her. He will attack her relentlessly. People will learn about Hillary’s scandals that they do care about. If Trump can drive Clinton’s negatives to be even higher than his, he might just win.
Hillary Clinton might be the only candidate that Donald Trump can beat. If Clinton were to be indicted and withdraw and were to be replaced by Joe Biden or almost any other less tainted Democrat, his negatives would most likely stop him from winning. Possibly the best thing that could happen for the Democrats would be for Clinton to be indicted and withdraw. As I said though, even if she is indicted, I doubt she would withdraw.
I am not saying that Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton. I am saying that those who think that he doesn’t have a chance don’t have any idea what will be coming.