Everyone’s buzzing about Hillary. No, not about her campaign. People are wondering — many hoping — she’ll be indicted for something, anything. As much as Republicans are salivating over the prospect of Hillary in leg irons, they better pray it doesn’t happen.
Have you noticed? Nobody’s excited about the idea of Hillary becoming the first female president, not even the Democrats. Especially the Democrats. In a year that would be historic, there’s just not the fervor to make history happen this year. With Obama it was palpable. Black folks, understandably, thought a black president was long overdue. Guilt-ridden white folks thought it would put racial tension behind us. Of course, it didn’t. In fact, race relations are as bad as they were in the ‘70s, all because President Obama didn’t come to heal us, he came to divide us.
So, why would a Hillary indictment be bad news for Republicans? Because Democrats love a victim. Remember how the Democrat members of Congress marched down Pennsylvania Avenue when Bill Clinton was impeached? They rallied behind Al Gore who pronounced Clinton one of the greatest presidents of all time. Forget the fact that his presidency had been unremarkable, save the scandals, all of a sudden the base was energized. The man who had victimized so many women was now playing the part of the victim.
Hillary’s people have fretted aloud that she lacks excitement. They’ve been searching for that issue that she can latch onto that will connect with the voters. Trump, on the other hand, has done just that. Illegal immigration, the issue most Republicans were afraid to tackle head-on for fear of alienating Hispanic voters, became the centerpiece of Trump’s campaign. Not only was he not afraid to tap into it, he dove in head-first from the moment he announced his candidacy, and that bold move captured the imagination of millions of disenfranchised voters the two parties had forgotten — or ignored.
Now Hillary flails about in search of something that will make people like her, something that will connect with her base like Trump has. And the FBI might just give it to her. You want to give her something to talk about on the stump? Indict her. She’ll break out the old “right wing conspiracy” mumbo jumbo. News outlets will juxtapose all these men trying to put her in jail with Hillary the “aw-shucks” female victim who didn’t know how to run a computer and now may be sent up the river for it.
Imagine for a moment Gloria Allred paraded out in front of the cameras to declare Hillary the latest victim in the Republican war on women. Although Trump will have had nothing to do with the indictment, everything he’s ever said negative about women — especially Hillary — will take on a different tone now that the loyal wife of a beloved former president is being publicly lynched right before our eyes.
Bill Kristol and others desperately search for a savior of the establishment class. They don’t really expect a third party candidate to win. They just hope he or she keeps Trump from the White House. In other words, they want Hillary. She has one thing going for her. She’s not Donald Trump. She also gives them the advantage of sitting on the sidelines for another four years while they raise money for the next RINO in what has now become a long line of mushy middle losers.
No doubt, Kristol et al. are hoping for an indictment because they surely know what I know. And after her election, a full and unconditional presidential pardon.