Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Why Sanders is Losing to Hillary

It is a very good thing to be a nice guy. But if you are going to fight a snake, you had better be ready to chop off its head.

That’s the problem for Bernie. He does not need to run negative ads or stoop to the playground bully antics of the Republicans, but he does have to sharply address voters’ concerns about one of his main “weaknesses” (electability) and voters’ concerns about one of Hillary’s perceived “strengths,” her own electability. Because people don’t trust her, and if she is indicted then we’ll all be saying “Good Morning, President Trump for eight years.” Assuming you think that’s a bad thing.

Bernie Sanders faces an opponent whose use of a private email server is under investigation by the FBI, but he refuses to attack her on the issue. His failure to do so cost him victory in Iowa. It cost him victory in Nevada. And ultimately, it could cost him the Democratic nomination.

It is important for Sanders to simply state the facts. They are:

The FBI is investigating not just Clinton’s use of a private email server, but also “whether the possible ‘intersection’ of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws.” And The Washington Post has reported that the State Department inspector general had issued a subpoena “seeking documents about the charity’s projects that may have required approval from the federal government during Hillary Clinton’s term as secretary of state,” including records related to Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, who “was employed simultaneously by the State Department, the foundation, Clinton’s personal office, and a private consulting firm with ties to the Clintons.”

No mud slinging there, no name calling. Sanders needs to point out that no other candidate nor his or her staff is under federal investigation, only Hillary. If Hillary, or one of her staff, is accused, indicted or otherwise called out by the FBI, the Clinton campaign is over at that point, and the race will almost certainly go to the Republican nominee.

Sanders does not have to join the Republican critics and say Clinton did anything illegal. He simply has to explain to voters that she has major legal problems that could come back to haunt Democrats in November.

There is no such Sword of Damocles hanging over Bernie. That is a helluva way to address the question of electability.