John Kerry Looking for Payback Against Clinton Shiv in 2004?
Like millions of other voters, I rolled my eyes at the news last night the State Department would be releasing Hillary's emails, albeit likely in heavily redacted form, in January of 2016, just in time to make maximum trouble for Hillary's election bid.
"So, why *did* John Kerry pick January 2016 to roll out the Clinton emails?" Interesting theory by Moe Lane:
Remember 2004? Remember how, just after the end of the Democratic national convention, suddenly Bill Clinton went to the hospital? I remember it quite well: it pretty much had the effect of sucking out all the media oxygen that would have normally followed a political convention. And while it did not cost the Democrats the election, per se, the utter lack of Bill Clinton on the post-convention campaign trail was certainly a factor in George W. Bush’s reelection, and said re-election meant of course that Hillary Clinton would effectively be able to run for President in 2008, and not have to wait for 2012*. And, hey! The Democratic Presidential nominee in 2004 was… John Kerry!
What goes around, comes around.
PS: I am not entirely wedded to this theory, to put it mildly. But I do think that it should be noted that there’s no particular reason for John Kerry to like Hillary Clinton. Or vice versa.
By the way, will any reporter ask Kerry his take on Clinton fixer Sid Blumenthal's role in Libya, before Benghazi broke? Nahh, didn't think so. As the aforementioned John Nolte likes to say, Democrats sure got it good.