Tuesday, October 25, 2016

WikiLeaks Emails: Hillary Clinton is in for a serious Election Hangover if she wins

Sometimes you can’t just plan for the ball; you have to plan for the hangover, too. No matter how 2016 ends, there will be a headache that haunts the country for years to come. 
Let’s start with the most obvious but less likely scenario: Donald Trump wins the presidency in perhaps the biggest black swan event in the history of American politics. Whether you think Trump’s presidency would be an unfolding disaster of biblical proportions (“The Potomac! It’s turned to blood!”), or the unfolding of a biblical prophecy to save America (“The Winning! So. Much. Winning!”), or something in between, no one can deny the enormous change it would represent, and the hostility and fear it would likely elicit from various institutions and constituencies, particularly the news media, but also Hollywood, higher education, our NATO allies, unions, left-wing activists, and perhaps even Wall Street, the Pentagon, and much of the federal bureaucracy.
Fortunately, Donald Trump has the Lincolnesque qualities of political subtlety, magnanimity, and foresight to quell any such misgivings.
There’s no need to dwell on that scenario right now, as Trump seems poised for the worst showing by a GOP nominee since Barry Goldwater’s drubbing in 1964. But a Trump defeat may carry quite a wallop as well. Over the last few days, as he’s begun to realize that he’s self-sabotaged a winnable race, Trump has taken to claiming that any loss will be the result of a “rigged election.” When his surrogates, including running mate Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani, and Newt Gingrich, insisted Trump was merely complaining about hostile media coverage, Trump ran to Twitter to insist that, no, no, many “polling places” are rigged too. Trump never misses an opportunity to humiliate those who would try to save him from himself.
Read the rest from Jonah Goldberg HERE.

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