New forward: After about 100 comments lambasting me as a right wing troll (is there any other kind) I decided my original title was click-bait for readers who thought I was against Hillary by suggesting that because of the revelations below if Jeb were running he’d be 10 points ahead of her. That was an arbitrary figure I used because Hillary is now 10 or more points ahead of Trump. I wrote the diary in haste after I heard the news stories about the $17 million in compensation Bill got for being unofficial chancellor of a perfectly legitimate private university; and after it came out that Hillary had $1 million plus donors to the admirable Clinton Foundation come visit her at the State Department. I thought, man that looks bad and Trump and his surrogates will use this against her. Looks bad = bad optics. In hindsight there are several things we can, I think, assume Bill and Hillary would have done differently if they had known they would be engaged in a vicious presidential campaign with a mudslinging opponent.
Here’s the original diary with the comments which kept me busy responding to all morning while sitting in the coffee shop where I go almost every morning in the senior community where I live. I was so busy in the futile effort to explain and defend myself that I missed out on the usual interesting mostly political discussions with liberal residents and one smart Republican (anti-Trump and anti-Hillary) who always keeps me on my toes.
It just came out that Bill Clinton took some $17 million to be honorary chancellor of a private, albeit accredited, university, and with Hillary that half the visitors she granted visits to the State Department where $1 million or more donors to the Clinton Foundation. Add this to the email scandal, which she was responsible for and Benghazi, which she wasn’t. For good measure add this to the fact that some people just can’t stand her.
My conclusion is that if she were running against a sane and sensible Republican like Jeb Bush he would be at least 10 points ahead in the polls, and probably would be the third member of the Bush family to occupy the Oval Office.
Hillary will still beat Trump, but how many more revelations can she stand?
This is a work in progress, but I’m eating in the coffee shop with a friend (who happens to be a Republican but not a Trump supporter) and don’t want to be rude. I’ll post it now for comments and get back to you.
I tried to put links on, but because I’ve been flagged I can;t even edit this….
Now, the links: Associated Press about donors to Clinton Foundation getting visits to State Department
and Bill’s $17 million job as honorary chancellor of Laureate University
People should know this: I am not a troll
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