To wit . . .
- Democrats are panicking about the state of her campaign.
- The Associated Press is suing the State Department in an effort to gain access to Clinton’s e-mails. This alone guarantees continued press interest in this story, which means that the story is not going away.
- “Tuesday, Hillary Clinton projected the stoicism of a person who really, truly hates what she’s doing, and does it anyway.” Yeah . . . that kind of attitude ain’t gonna win elections, folks.
- If you give even one scintilla of a damn about preserving the security of cabinet-level communications in the federal government, this story will and should give you nightmares. And just think what it says about the judgment of the putative next president of the United States that she exposed her communications to foreign intelligence surveillance, hacking and spoofing in so reckless and cavalier a manner.
- Ron Fournier on why yesterday’s press conference went horribly. More from Fournier here. Key passage:
Rather than be transparent, completely honest, and accountable, Clinton doubled down on the 1990s. She refused to turn over her emails stored on a secret service in violation of federal regulations. She defended contributions to her family’s charity from foreign nations that discriminate against women and support terrorism, a brazen contradiction to her public profile.
- Jennifer Rubin on why yesterday’s press conference went horribly. I sense an emerging consensus; how about you?
- This is just devastating.
Of course, other than the existence of all of these withering critiques and sharp explanations as to how Clinton continues to mislead us, everything is going just fine for the putative next president of the United States. She lives in the best of all possible political worlds, and everything is going precisely as planned.