If Rasmussen’s polling is accurate, Hillary Clinton’s support isn’t just tanking. It’s telling her that her campaign is all but officially over. According to Rasmussen’s poll, “46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton should suspend her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination until all of the legal questions about her use of the private e-mail server are resolved.” There’s a zero percent chance that Hillary will suspend her campaign because it’d be the unofficial end of her campaign. The blood would be in the water. The boat captain would be throwing buckets of chum into the water.
It wouldn’t take long before the sharks started circling the boat.
Maeve Reston, CNN’s “National Political Reporter” told Wolf Blitzer that “I think there’s a lot of Democrats out there who are not feeling all that excited about Hillary Clinton. I’ve talked to them in Iowa and New Hampshire. Wolf, you have, too, along with members of our team.”
CNN’s Tara Setmayer wrote this article about the comparison between Hillary and Vice President Biden. First, this is what the Clinton campaign thought of Vice President Biden:
The Clinton camp was keenly aware of this growing faction in their periphery and eventually Sen. Warren put the rumors to rest: she was not running for president. Who else posed a potential threat? Certainly not the vice president. The thought of a third Joe Biden candidacy elicited chuckles from many inside and outside the Beltway.
Here’s why that’s changed:
The scandal over Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official government business is entering its seventh month with no end in sight, especially now with the FBI and Department of Justice investigating potential mishandling of classified information. This and what some consider the Clinton Foundation’s questionable donations have exposed major vulnerabilities in her candidacy.
Enter Joe Biden. Biden is everything Hillary Clinton isn’t. Biden’s affability comes across as more genuine than Clinton’s, and he is beloved by his constituents, lacking the same character baggage as Clinton. He’s “Uncle Joe.” And he is polling just as well or better than Clinton in match-ups with Republicans in key electoral states.
It’s gotta sting Hillary to hear CNN say that “Biden is everything Hillary Clinton isn’t.” In Hillary’s mind, they owe her. She stuck with a womanizing husband and bailed him out of a political mess with her stand-by-her-man press conference. She served in the U.S. Senate to make it look like she had the qualifications to be commander-in-chief. Then, just when she was set to cash in, some unheard of newcomer to national politics came along and took the nomination away from her.
This time, Hillary was more determined than ever that nothing would stand in her way. She raised tons of money. She scared potential candidates off. That was supposed to be the year of Hillary’s coronation and nothing was going to stop her.
Then her paranoia got in the way of the nomination. She hid her emails from Judicial Watch. They filed a lawsuit against her and the rest is history. The fact that anyone is considering challenging Hillary tells people that she’s in trouble at this late date.