Opinion: This is her race to lose


As the polling for presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle continues, it’s interesting, but not alarming, to note the slippage Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is experiencing in certain sectors. For instance, one poll last week had her in a “statistical tie” with Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), but that was for New Hampshire, the state bordering Sanders’ home turf; she won New Hampshire in 2008, so tuck that away for now. Clinton’s national lead amongst Democrats was shown to be shrinking, but we see that as a function of the field being crowded (although not as irresponsibly congested as the Republicans’ freak show), and her lead was 51-22 over Sanders, whereas she was at 59 percent the week prior. Most interesting, if not surprising, though, is that she is losing her grip on the female voter, apparently over a lack of trustworthiness. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that 53 percent of white women have a negative opinion of Clinton. That’s a big number. Consider this, too: If Vice President Joe Biden announces and gains President Barack Obama’s endorsement, and his fundraising and organizational machine, he would be a formidable candidate, as we see it. That’s what we believe Obama ultimately wants, an endorsement of his time in the White House, and it would amount to just that. Although it won’t be a cakewalk by any stretch, we still see Clinton superseding all the opponents. And at that point, we shall haul out our Hillary Voodoo Doll. Someone has to do the dirty work, right?

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Nearly six dozen watchdog agencies are telling Congress to rise up against Obama’s camp clamping down on access to government records. The remonstrators claim the docs are vital for their investigations into waste, fraud and abuse. Understand this: There is yet another executive order coming.

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