Update: There are some good comments below about the rule of law. That quaint concept that no one is above the law, and that if Hillary Clinton is guilty of a crime, then she should be punished. I really, really want to believe that there are enough people with that attitude that we can make a difference. We might find out next week.
Now wait. Hear me out. Let’s let these words from Tom Quiner set the stage:
Hillary Clinton’s presidency is shot.
It doesn’t matter whether she wins or loses on election day, her presidency is over. Odds are that she will garner enough electoral votes to win on November 8th. But if and when she is sworn in, she won’t be able to govern.
The specter of emailgate will poison every initiative, every decision, every utterance until the inevitable Constitutional showdown. Three decades of corruption will inevitably come to a head.
The FBI has ensured that the chaos that always swirls around the Clintons will continue.
They have reopened their investigation into Hillary’s missing emails in light of discovering a new treasure trove of them on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
I pray the words “Anthony Weiner’s laptop” should never appear in print in a story about you. And people! stop using the word ‘probe’ in the story about Anthony Weiner. Funny once. Now it just hurts.
The United States government must not be headed by someone mired in scandal. I remember the Nixon years. We don’t need to live through that again, as they directly led to the election of Jimmy Carter, a man so honorable and honest that until recently he was considered the worst president of the United States. Soon to be third worst.
If Hillary is elected, we need to give the country a clean slate. Stop the investigations.
This will allow the country to bury the past, if not discover the crimes. If enough people are convinced she should be president that she actually wins…then she needs to serve without old scandals around her neck. She doesn’t deserve it, but the president needs it.
The impeachment concept of the Constitution was put in place to save us from an already elected official, whose high crimes and misdemeanors come to light. We know she’s a liar, we know she was careless with secret information, and we know she stood by while Americans were killed in Benghazi. If the American people elect her anyway, they are saying clearly that those things don’t matter.
On the other hand, I’m betting Hillary Clinton can’t govern for six months without committing a felony in office. When she does, she gets no do-overs of the pardon. Put her in a cell with Manson, and be ready to carry Charlie out on a stretcher the next morning.
Because we’re gonna need it.