Although initial polls suggested that it will be a cakewalk for Hillary in the upcoming election, Bernie Sanders’ speeches hitting at the American rich, are helping him muster tremendous middle-class support in his favor.
By Rakesh Raman
The email controversy must be getting under the skin of the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as the U.S. Presidential election (scheduled for November 8, 2016) is nearing.
As the Republican opponents are up in arms against Hillary, in a fresh salvo on Friday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) targeted the former First Lady upon the discovery of the withheld work-related emails on her secret server.
“Hillary Clinton stated under penalty of perjury that she turned over all work-related emails on her secret server, but now we know that is not the case,” said RNC chairman Reince Priebus.
Questions are being raised about Hillary Clinton’s practice of using her own private email address and server instead of using the official email facility during her stint as Secretary of State.
As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton evaded the law and put national security at risk by using a personal email address and a secret server to conduct all official business, citing “convenience,” says the Republican party GOP.
Rather than retaining and preserving all her written records, as the Federal Records Act requires, Clinton allowed her political cronies to decide which emails she turned over, before deleting about 30,000 emails, according to GOP.
“This discrepancy raises serious questions and fits a pattern of dishonesty on the part of Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the State Department designed to hide the truth. Once again, Hillary Clinton has shown that she cannot be taken at her word and that she cannot be trusted in the White House,” Priebus said.
Emails case is just one of the many factors that would impede Hillary Clinton’s strides toward the White House. In the pre-election rallies, Bernie Sanders – another Democratic Presidential contender – who is getting massive support from Americans – must be giving sleepless nights to Hillary Clinton.
Although initial polls suggested that it will be a cakewalk for Hillary in the upcoming election, Sanders’ speeches hitting at the American rich, are helping him muster tremendous middle-class support in his favor.
Sanders – who sounds like the reincarnation of the 19th-century revolutionary socialist Karl Marx – talks about the widening rich-poor divide in America and the deformed democracy in the country that has become a plutocracy or perhaps kleptocracy (the rule by thieves) driven by the greed of top 1% of the corporate bigwigs.
During his past seven years of rule, President Barack Obama has failed miserably to bring the dwindling American economy back on track. With nearly 50 million poor and swelling debt that has crossed $18 trillion (click here for real-time debt clock), America is being counted as another poor country of the world.
Sanders promises to bring some order to the persisting chaos. With his repeated harangues, he is sending the message among poor American masses that they are being exploited as proletariats by the capitalist class or the bourgeoisie, exactly what Karl Marx had suggested.
Sanders also proclaims that as President, he will lead a mass movement of millions of downtrodden Americans so they could raise their voice against the rich in order to ensure equality among all Americans.
Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, doesn’t have any iconoclastic idea like that of Sanders and she is mainly seen as defending herself in various controversial cases against her. Besides her secret emails, Hillary Clinton is being asked difficult questions by the media about her role in the Benghazi attacks, her husband’s (former President Bill Clinton) secret extramarital affairs, and her involvement in the controversial Iran nuclear deal.
As all these odds are pitted against Hillary Clinton, it won’t be a walk in the park for her in the 2016 election. In other words, there is a greater likelihood that her rivals – Sanders or the Republican candidates – will be able to defeat Hillary in the election – which is probably her last chance to make it to the White House.
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