One of the Vice President’s money men is perking up on news of Hillary’s woes:
In the two days since The New York Times first reported on Clinton’s e-mails, many Democrats have come to Clinton’s defense. Clinton allies have argued that the story, which has Washington and cable television news atwitter, will not influence the way regular voters view Clinton months from now when they cast ballots.
But Harpootlian — who has been an active and outspoken booster of a Biden 2016 candidacy — said the foundation donations and e-mail stories have sparked chatter among South Carolina politicos about drafting other candidates into the Democratic primary. Referencing Biden specifically, he said, “I’ll tell you this: He ain’t got no e-mail problems. He ain’t got no foundation problems. What you see with Joe is what you get. There’s nothing hidden there.”
Harpootlian added, “The chatter down here is, ‘Is this the best we can do?’
Oh please oh please oh please let Harpootlian have it right when he says Hillary is “going to die by 1,000 cuts on this one.” The more cuts and the longer it takes, the better.
Ideally, Clinton will be just wounded enough to draw in Biden, plus Elizabeth Warren, plus Jim Webb, and of course Martin O’Malley. That would accomplish two lovely goals. The first would be another Midget Race comparable to the GOP in 2012 or the Democrats in 1988 — and as a professional political watcher, nothing could be more entertaining. Secondly, a wounded-but-not-dead Hillary would bring out the long knives of her opponents and the absolute worst behavior from her and her campaign.
We all know Clinton can be mean, carping, paranoid, and shrill. She just needs a little prodding to being it all out. And the best people, for purely political reasons, to do that prodding would be members of her own party.