It’s not a matter of “if,” but of “when,” Hillary will step down from her campaign - - right? I’m not so convinced.
Over the past many months and in multiple media venues (talk radio, television, and in textual editorials like this one) I have repeatedly stated my belief that both our American politics, and our culture, will be better off ,when the Clintons are finally out of the national spotlight. I’ve also maintained that our nation will be “in a better place” when the Democratic Party is no longer held hostage to these two questionable characters.
The Clintons’ stranglehold over the Democratic Party has steadily weakened in the past several months, and was dealt a severe blow in the North Carolina and Indiana Democratic primary elections last week. But they are most certainly still in the national spotlight. And, politically speaking, the Clintons have faced near-death experiences before - - indeed they seem to create these kinds of experiences for themselves as though it is part of their chaotic personalities to enjoy it - - only to bounce-back and return to a position of greater strength than they had known previously.
Consider the Clintons’ earliest days in the White House. They weren’t pretty. Having campaigned as a “new Democrat” who promised to “end welfare as we know it,” Bill quickly alienated Americans in 1993 with, among many other things, his proposal to dramatically expand federally funded welfare programs. This (along with those “many other things” about the Clintons’ early days in office that are too numerous to mention here) helped lead the Democratic Party to an embarrassing loss of majorities in both the House and the Senate in 1994. Yet, despite this, President Clinton ended up signing a Republican bill that dramatically scaled-back welfare, and then took credit for having “reformed welfare” during his successful re-election bid in 1996.
The point here is simple: the Clintons make it work for them. Always. And there always seems to be just enough willing participants hanging around who are ready to participate in the Clintons’ grand plans, no matter how disingenuous or self-serving or destructive those plans may be.
So how do the Clintons get themselves out of the current jam? Some of the strategy seems to be emerging already. The vote counts of last Tuesday’s primary elections hadn’t even been completed, before Clinton loyalist Terry McCauliffe explained on nationwide television that A) the DNC’s decision to not count the Clinton delegates from Florida and Michigan is a violation of their own procedures; and B) it will require “litigation” to get the situation set straight, but that Hillary’s delegates WILL be seated at the August convention.
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.