There are other indices the tide is turning against Clinton. Consider the near hysteria of a media that has taken to airing charges, in echo of "Tail Gunner Joe" McCarthy, that Donald Trump is somehow the conscious agent of a Kremlin conspiracy. Why? Because Trump accepts the compliments of Vladimir Putin and refuses to call the Russian ruler a "thug," which is now apparently the mark of a statesman.Share
Moreover, when it comes to her strongest suit, foreign policy, before Clinton can elaborate on her vision, she is forced to answer for her blunders. Why did she vote for the war in Iraq? Why did she push for the war in Libya that produced this hellish mess? Does she still defend her handling of the Benghazi massacre? What happened to her "reset" with Russia?
Most critically, when facing the press, which she has begun to do after eight months of stonewalling, she is invariably dragged into the morass of the private server, the lost-and-found emails, her inability to understand or abide by State Department rules on classified and secret documents, and FBI accusations of extreme carelessness and duplicity.
Then there are the steady stream of revelations about the Clinton Foundation raking in hundreds of millions from dictators and despots who did business with Hillary Clinton's State Department. Bill Clinton now describes himself as a "Robin Hood" of Sherwood Forest who took from the rich to give to the poor, with Hillary Clinton presumably cast in the role of Maid Marian of Goldman Sachs. It is all too much to absorb. (Read more.)