So the latest Hillary Clinton scandal
is that companies seeking influence with her at State or when it became clear she would run for president again went on to pay her lots of money—not the Foundation, but her, personally, in the form of speaking fees.
The worst part of this story is that it probably doesn’t matter.
The Republicans who will be outraged about this already think Mrs. Clinton is Satan and were never going to vote for her anyway, no matter what. As for the liberals, we already support Bernie Sanders in the primary, so that won’t change, but if Hillary gets the nomination, we’ll vote for her—because even if the absolute worst-case of these stories is true, it’s still far better than any of the Republican candidates.
What difference will these scandals make? None.
Such is the state of our politics: one side fields a clown car full of completely insane people, and the other has a decent candidate no one actually thinks is going to win, which is probably the reason he won’t, with “good enough” as a backup plan.
And how could it be any different? Why would any decent person want to run for office, given the magnitude of corporate corruption of the process?http://www.vox.com/2015/5/16/8614881/Hillary-Clinton-took-money