As we’ve been (rather gleefully) reporting, Hillary Clinton’s new year is not off to such a great start. We have the re-emergence of her husband’s scandals, while her own scandals continue to heat up — between the expanding FBI investigation of her and the release of the new Benghazi movie, “13 Hours,” which some are calling an indictment of the former secretary of state.
And then there are the polls, which show this presumptive Democrat nominee’s lead over Bernie Sanders either narrowing or gone (and in New Hampshire, she’s behind). Even liberal pundits are now admitting the Democrat race isn’t the coronation many expected it to be.
It’s like 2008 all over again.
Illustrating this point is the following chart that shows exactly why Hillary and her supporters should be going into all-out panic mode just about now.
After the Queen failed to beat the junior senator from Illinois in 2008, she appears to be struggling to beat the rather senior, self-proclaimed socialist from Vermont. This, despite having unparalleled name recognition and both the liberal media and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) in the tank for her.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) January 14, 2016
The fact that the DNC’s strategy seems to be hiding Hillary as much as possible — e.g., having few Democrat debates and holding those they do have on Saturday nights, hoping no one will notice — speaks volumes.
Imagine how much faster Hillary’s numbers might slip if she didn’t have all of those advantages behind her? Like if we had a media (and Congress) that did its job and adequately investigated and reported her myriad scandals — Benghazi, her personal email server, questionable donations to the Clinton Foundation, to name a few.
Once again, we see that it’s not over ’til the fat lady sings. (Or the pantsuit-clad lady wears orange.)
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]