Reversal of fortune for the Democrats

Only a few weeks ago, the #NeverTrump folks were moaning that any other Republican could have beaten Hillary Clinton, and now the Clinton supporters must be wondering if another Democrat could have beaten Donald Trump.

I was an early antagonist, but when Trump was the last man standing among a batch of senators, governors, a former congressman, a neurosurgeon, and a clever and gifted businesswoman, I made the decision to support him.

He won, and he is the candidate, and he may win despite an unprecedented barrage of ridicule, smear, and bias from the media and the unconscionable Republicans who enabled Hillary Clinton by bailing from what they perceived to be a sinking ship.

The Republicans may be right, and possibly another candidate would have bettered Hillary Clinton.  The initial Comey report gave her a pass, and her misdeeds were airbrushed by the media, obsessed with Trump’s vulgarity and the accusations against him.

Now the tide has turned with a reopened investigation by the FBI.  Even the biased media are taking note of the ethical and moral bankruptcy of Hillary Clinton, and bashing Comey cannot clear her reputation.  Now the polls are trending against her.  How could this happen just days away from a major election?  Hillary was the odds-on favorite, and her coronation was set.

The Democrat primaries were a joke.  Hillary Clinton needed a tip from Donna Brazile to beat Bernie Sanders?  Apparently, the hacked emails from John Podesta included a message from Ms. Brazile on the day before a CNN-sponsored Democratic primary debate in Flint, Mich., in March.  It reads: “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.”

This disclosure must be giving both women hives.

But now the question is, which Democrat could have won against Trump?

Let’s start with early contenders.  Lincoln Chafee, a political tranny from Rhode Island who was for “Prosperity Through Peace”; Larry Lessing (who?); Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland, whose impressive campaign slogan was “Stand Against Hate”; and former Senator James Webb, a decorated veteran and political maverick.

They were all trounced early in the primaries.

Bernie Sanders put up a fight, which enlivened the season; gratified the “me, me, me” millennials; and culminated with: “I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president” (July 12, 2016).

So who is left, in both meanings of the word left?  Joe Biden?  Tim Kaine?  Richard Blumenthal?  Chuck Schumer?  Elizabeth Warren?  Al Gore?  Anybody there?

Is there no centrist in the mold of Joseph Lieberman?  Bob Menendez is a slim possibility...very slim.

All the predictions were that the GOP was headed for a permanent and resounding defeat.

The truth is that the Democratic Party is a shipwreck.  Hillary was their only hope after a disastrous Obama administration.  And if they lose, all the biased network and print media will go down in the wake.

Weaker together.

Only a few weeks ago, the #NeverTrump folks were moaning that any other Republican could have beaten Hillary Clinton, and now the Clinton supporters must be wondering if another Democrat could have beaten Donald Trump.

I was an early antagonist, but when Trump was the last man standing among a batch of senators, governors, a former congressman, a neurosurgeon, and a clever and gifted businesswoman, I made the decision to support him.

He won, and he is the candidate, and he may win despite an unprecedented barrage of ridicule, smear, and bias from the media and the unconscionable Republicans who enabled Hillary Clinton by bailing from what they perceived to be a sinking ship.

The Republicans may be right, and possibly another candidate would have bettered Hillary Clinton.  The initial Comey report gave her a pass, and her misdeeds were airbrushed by the media, obsessed with Trump’s vulgarity and the accusations against him.

Now the tide has turned with a reopened investigation by the FBI.  Even the biased media are taking note of the ethical and moral bankruptcy of Hillary Clinton, and bashing Comey cannot clear her reputation.  Now the polls are trending against her.  How could this happen just days away from a major election?  Hillary was the odds-on favorite, and her coronation was set.

The Democrat primaries were a joke.  Hillary Clinton needed a tip from Donna Brazile to beat Bernie Sanders?  Apparently, the hacked emails from John Podesta included a message from Ms. Brazile on the day before a CNN-sponsored Democratic primary debate in Flint, Mich., in March.  It reads: “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.”

This disclosure must be giving both women hives.

But now the question is, which Democrat could have won against Trump?

Let’s start with early contenders.  Lincoln Chafee, a political tranny from Rhode Island who was for “Prosperity Through Peace”; Larry Lessing (who?); Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland, whose impressive campaign slogan was “Stand Against Hate”; and former Senator James Webb, a decorated veteran and political maverick.

They were all trounced early in the primaries.

Bernie Sanders put up a fight, which enlivened the season; gratified the “me, me, me” millennials; and culminated with: “I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president” (July 12, 2016).

So who is left, in both meanings of the word left?  Joe Biden?  Tim Kaine?  Richard Blumenthal?  Chuck Schumer?  Elizabeth Warren?  Al Gore?  Anybody there?

Is there no centrist in the mold of Joseph Lieberman?  Bob Menendez is a slim possibility...very slim.

All the predictions were that the GOP was headed for a permanent and resounding defeat.

The truth is that the Democratic Party is a shipwreck.  Hillary was their only hope after a disastrous Obama administration.  And if they lose, all the biased network and print media will go down in the wake.

Weaker together.