Saturday, April 19, 2014

Election 2016 Handicapping: File Under "Probably Not"

Is Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy a 2016 presidential "game changer" for Hillary Clinton?

"Morning Joe" talking head Andrew Ross Sorkin thinks so. I don't.

Will Hillary Clinton face "prop" charges a la Sarah Palin?

Legal Insurrection's William A. Jacobson wonders, but doubts it. I doubt it too, but for different reasons.

First of all, at this point I don't think Clinton needs a "game changer." She's the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination, and is probably in pretty good shape to win the general election (the Republican field just doesn't look that impressive ... yet).

Jacobson thinks that Clinton won't be criticized over "prop" stuff as Palin was because the Democrats are hypocritical.

I think that Clinton won't be criticized over prop stuff because she probably won't do much "prop" stuff, and because even if she does she won't elevate it to a circus freak show act like Palin did.

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