Last night's failure by Hillary Clinton wasn't the answers she gave at CNN's town hall meeting; it was this question a young voter asked Hillary Clinton.
TAYLOR GIPPLE: It feels like there is a lot of young people like myself who are very passionate supporters of Bernie Sanders. And, I just don't see the same enthusiasm from younger people for you. In fact, I've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest, but I'd like to hear from you on why you feel the enthusiasm isn't there.Hillary Clinton has been on the national scene for 24 years. William Safire called her a congenital liar 20 years ago. Democratic voters are beginning to agree. No one said they were quick on the uptake. The baggage of scandals past, and the prospect of dealing with even more, have given her party Hillary fatigue.
She is in worse shape today than she was headed into the Iowa caucuses eight years ago. An FBI investigation -- not some partisan special prosecutor -- seems to be wrapping up, and an indictment just may be in the offing. If she were running against someone who looked like they had a chance in November, she would be dead in the water. By the way, I sure as hell am not counting him out in the general election.
Right now, Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren have to be feeling ill for passing up on the offer to knock her out. With Barack Obama's machine behind them what looked like Mission Improbable last June is now Mission Most Likely.
The race is closed. Most of the primary races are locked up and while conceivably super delegates and a release of the Sanders delegates could lead to a nomination, that is unlikely.
This does not mean Sanders or Clinton will be the nominee. An indictment of Clinton could lead to a split convention the first ballot (the nominee needs a super majority) that leads to the nomination of another person on a subsequent ballot. But if Bernie does not sign on, many people would stay home figuring Donald Trump -- or if not he is not the Republican nominee, Michael Bloomberg -- would be preferably to an establishment candidate.
But Biden or Warren could have steamrolled her -- if they ran. They must know it. They must feel like crap over it.