Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016 for President. No other credible name is even offered for someone else running. That makes the information about her– especially the book about contributions her family’s foundation so interesting. Why is this coming out now? Why not closer to the election?
I think Althouse is close:
Democrats still believe she will be their candidate, and they don’t want to attack her. It might be useful to test her and allow her to topple early enough to open the field to other candidates. But who? That’s a risky strategy, and it takes nerve. The better approach seems to be to allow all the new things to get old and to hope people will forget or at least get bored enough to swallow the argument that the subject has already been fully discussed and only toxic weird people still talk about it. [I’ve got a different theory about how the Clintons get away with]
It seems that Democrats are the most likely source of the leak– either someone that wants to disqualify her, or someone that wants to get all the laundry out a year in advance so it can be known and get out of the way to get rid of Republican ammo.
What do you think?