Whatever use the Clintons provided for Obama before, the finest thing they could do for him now is not regain power. Lenin did not see his mortal danger from Stalin before it was too late. Stalin never permitted anyone to retain power for too long. Even exiled Trotsky knew his days were numbered. The other apparatchiks who outlived their usefulness never saw it coming. When Stalin died, there was a collective sigh of relief throughout the Soviet Union as each apparatchik displayed his grief over the loss of Uncle Joe in perfect double-think harmony.
As long as Obama is reasonably sure that the press will continue to sing his praises, he may not even be worried about any dirt that Hillary and her backers have on him. So that is one of the major calculations that are on-going. How much does what she knows trouble Obama? My guess is almost nothing. So should the Justice department actually indict her, I foresee conviction. Why? A wounded Queen would be extremely dangerous.
In my opinion, Obama and his handlers do not want to worry about retaliation for real or imagined slights to the Clintons -- just the cloud from the threat of indictments are exactly that -- so there is not a chance in hell that he will permit Hillary to be the Democratic candidate.
And if I am right -- and I hope many others see this before it is too late -- the most important aspect of the next GOP candidate better not be "who will be the best to beat Hillary." Because that will be preparing to battle the wrong war.
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