Headline of the day: "Maybe Hillary Clinton Should Retire Her White House Dreams"
This isn’t from some right wing blog. It’s from the National Journal:
"We can’t have a coronation when she’s handing Republicans an inquisition," the Democrat said.
Put me in the same category. Like these two Democrats, I’ve known both Clintons for years. I admire their intelligence and passion and empathy. They’ve been good to my family. I’ve actually long thought that she has the potential to be a better president than he was.
But now I wonder whether there is a part of her that doesn’t want to be president. She seems to be placing obstacles in her lane before the race begins. Is this sabotage or something else?
We’ve had sleazy and stupid—and, now, with these emails, suspicious. If she runs, are we going to have a full Seven Dwarfs?
Seedy. Sanctimonious. Self-important. Slick.
My concern is that Clinton does not see this controversy as a personal failing. Rather, she sees it as a political problem that can be fixed with more polls, more money, and more attacks. In a Politico story about the push to assemble a presidential campaign staff, a former senior Clinton aide said, “We have had our head up our ass. This stuff isn’t going to kill us, but it puts us behind the eight ball.”
Due respect, Clinton’s problem isn’t a lack of staff. It’s a lack of shame about money, personal accountability, and transparency.
I’ve realized the first couple chapters I’ve written for this story contain a lot of Blue saving Daggett’s ass from thugs and could probably use more of the sort of elements that establish why he needs Daggett as much as Daggett needs him.