On Tuesday night I checked in with Hannity on Fox News to chew over the latest developments on the Hillary front:
"In 2008, the Democrats were told, 'Hillary is the heir presumptive. Let her get on with it and win the nomination.' And she loused it up. She defeated herself," Steyn said. "This time round, Joe Biden was told again, 'Hillary is the heir presumptive.' And she's loused it up again. And the fact is, neither he nor any other Democrat should just sit around just watching this slow motion train wreck."
Aside from the new revelations about the server, and the remorseless move toward a full-blown criminal investigation, there remains the problem that Hillary is doing nothing to distract from the scandal: There is no campaign. So Sean and I discussed the bizarre announcement today that, following poll-testing, the candidate would be being more spontaneous and humorous in future. Breitbart News:
Steyn said, "it's hilariously funny to have your campaign spokesman announce that you're planning to be more spontaneous. I mean, I gather that Hillary's director of spontaneity has announced that she's going to be spontaneous, this Thursday, 2:00 p.m., at Bud's Diner in Nashua, New Hampshire. So, if you're there...and you've undergone the background check, you'll get the chance to see Hillary being spontaneous, this Thursday."
He added, "this is a postmodern campaign. The point about campaigning, in something like the New Hampshire primary, is that you encounter voters, and you persuade them to vote for you. They were a Bernie Sanders guy, but they go to a Hillary event and they're so stunned by her spontaneity, and her humor that they switch. With the Hillary campaign, you have to announce, before they'll let you into it, that you're pledging your lifelong allegiance to Hillary. So in other words the campaign has conceded that she is incapable of political persuasion."
We also discussed another genius move by the campaign: Getting white liberal middle-class women at Clinton events to sing Negro spirituals with the word "Jesus" replaced by "Hillary". If this is to be a new campaign strategy, I suggested to Sean a couple of other hymns that might benefit from Hillarization:
And she walks with me
And she talks with me
And she tells me poll-tested jokes...
Why should Joe Biden let Mrs Clinton re-enact Hillary '08 even more ineptly? Notwithstanding their interchangeable hymnals, I hope Jesus' Second Coming goes better than Hillary's. Click below to watch:
You can see the full interview here.
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~On Wednesday I'll be starting the day with Dan & Amy at 560 WIND in Chicago, live at 8am Central. Later in the week I'll join Jim Lakely at Heartland, Ben Mathis at KickAss Politics, my old chums at Ricochet and, of course, Hugh Hewitt.