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Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
Fri May 27, 2016, 11:15 AM May 2016

I'm glad the Dems have a very popular second place candidate

in case Hillary goes down, as seems increasingly likely.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/clintons-inexcusable-willful-disregard-for-the-rules/2016/05/25/0089e942-22ae-11e6-9e7f-57890b612299_story.html?tid=pm_opinions_pop_b

I am not gloating over this. I really wish she hadn't done this. The ONLY thing that saves her is that I don't think there was malicious intent, just arrogance. But if it can be shown there was some intent to circumvent security for the benefit of the Clinton Foundation or some such, she is rightly screwed.

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I'm glad the Dems have a very popular second place candidate (Original Post) Fast Walker 52 May 2016 OP
There was arrogance, ignorance and a foolish attempted cover-up. They're all bad. floriduck May 2016 #1
...and third (Elizabeth Warren), and forth (John Kerry). TheBlackAdder May 2016 #2
John Kerry? Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #3
I think his time as SoS and the revelation of the swiftboating tricks rule that attack ineffective. TheBlackAdder May 2016 #9
If our nominee isn't Hilary, I hope the Dems dig deep to find someone other than Bernie... writes3000 May 2016 #4
I think that would be unwise. redwitch May 2016 #8
If they do that Old Codger May 2016 #11
If that's the case, then they will stick with Hillary. writes3000 May 2016 #13
Not going to happen, Sanders will be the next potus. B Calm May 2016 #12
Yup, the Party can no longer afford the HRC liability. lagomorph777 May 2016 #19
I disagree that it's "increasingly likely" firebrand80 May 2016 #5
you don't think the IG report hurts her at all? Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #16
But what if there is no indictment? KingFlorez May 2016 #6
it's unlikely the Obama admin would press an indictment but it depends what the FBI report says Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #17
If Hillary wins the presidency, you can be sure the Republicans will have her impeached. And Cal33 May 2016 #18
I foresee disappointment in your future nt geek tragedy May 2016 #7
how so? Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #15
Joe Biden? asuhornets May 2016 #10
I meant running for president Fast Walker 52 May 2016 #14

writes3000

(4,734 posts)
4. If our nominee isn't Hilary, I hope the Dems dig deep to find someone other than Bernie...
Fri May 27, 2016, 11:19 AM
May 2016

Hopefully Warren or Biden will step up.

 

Old Codger

(4,205 posts)
11. If they do that
Fri May 27, 2016, 11:29 AM
May 2016

They will guarantee a trump win ..... If she is out(which I truly hope happens) Bernie has to be in or they will lose by an even bigger margin than with her in...

writes3000

(4,734 posts)
13. If that's the case, then they will stick with Hillary.
Fri May 27, 2016, 11:36 AM
May 2016

Despite the Right, Trump and Bernie's attempts to tear her down.

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
19. Yup, the Party can no longer afford the HRC liability.
Fri May 27, 2016, 01:29 PM
May 2016

Elections have financial consequences, and SDs do not want to lose money.

firebrand80

(2,760 posts)
5. I disagree that it's "increasingly likely"
Fri May 27, 2016, 11:21 AM
May 2016

I don't think it's any more or less likely than it was a week ago.

That said, if Hillary is not the nominee for some reason, I will gladly line up behind Bernie.

KingFlorez

(12,689 posts)
6. But what if there is no indictment?
Fri May 27, 2016, 11:21 AM
May 2016

An indictment is quite unlikely, because there hasn't even been evidence that a crime was actually committed. If there is no indictment, it's really going to be hard to push the second place finisher into the nomination. The superdelegates simply are not going to force Sanders into the nomination, even in the event of fairytale indictment fantasy or the coughing illness fantasy. Most of the electorate did not vote for him.

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
17. it's unlikely the Obama admin would press an indictment but it depends what the FBI report says
Fri May 27, 2016, 01:12 PM
May 2016

At this point, I feel HRC is wounded pretty badly by this new report, and it's not at all clear how this will play out.

 

Cal33

(7,018 posts)
18. If Hillary wins the presidency, you can be sure the Republicans will have her impeached. And
Fri May 27, 2016, 01:14 PM
May 2016

they would surely throw at her everything they've got, plus added inventions and lies. She
wouldn't be able to function as president. That's the Republicans' style -- unless she would
agree to do everything they told her to do.

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
15. how so?
Fri May 27, 2016, 01:08 PM
May 2016

I was starting to accept Clinton as the nominee, now I'm worried. I will be disappointed if she loses to trump, for sure. But I don't suppose that's what you meant.

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