First there was the failed book tour rollout. No biggie right? It was just a book tour.
Now there’s hidden e-mail.
And with that we start thinking of Joe Biden, Martin O’Malley, Andy Cuomo, Jim Webb, Mark Warner and anyone else out there who may be thinking of running for President on the Democratic side. And why? Because everytime you turn around there’s some sort of problem coming out of Clintonlandia. And anything that reminds us of the bad ‘ol soap opera days of the 1990’s is a problem moving forward. Sure Jeb could cancel all that out but there’s no guarantee he’ll be the Republican nominee.
For anyone on team blue who thinks the e-mail story is “no big deal” think again. If it was George Bush or Condi Rice or Dick Cheney with their own private server and e-mail at home absolutely no one on the Democratic side would sit silent. As of this morning we have the former Secretary of State saying she wants everyone to see her e-mail. Careful what you wish for.
But it really isn’t about e-mail. It’s about what we saw in 2007 and 2008. That is, a campaign that thought they would stroll right into the White House with an arrogant assumption of easy victory. People (read: Mark Penn) who burned through campaign staff and money like it was a joke and — predictably — they lost to a political newcomer and relative novice. Hopefully the e-mail story is that last in the latest trivia from camp Clinton.
But something tells me that won’t be the case.