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Hillary Clinton and My Crystal Ball

Bernard Goldberg

By Bernard Goldberg

Published March 13, 2015

I have looked into my 2016 presidential election crystal ball and what I saw is scary.

I saw the so-called mainstream media covering the GOP convention as if it were an anti-abortion rally. And I see them covering Hillary's campaign like a coronation.

Given the way things go with the media, this makes sense. Hillary told a gala at Emily's List the other day, "I suppose it's fair to say, don't you someday want to see a woman president of the United states of America."

Understandably Hil got loud applause for that. Emily's List, after all, is a progressive outfit whose purpose in life is to get liberal women elected to office.

But my crystal ball tells me this is just the beginning and that we're going to hear a lot of "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar" campaign talk before Election Day.

Through the cloudy haze, I can see Republicans going after Mrs. Clinton on Benghazi. And I can see (and hear) James Carville, Paul Begala, Howard Dean, Lanny Davis, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, the New York Times editorial page, and ten thousand other Clinton cronies screaming, "Sexist!"

That's what we have to look forward to. Every time someone says something the Clinton campaign doesn't like, her detractors are going to be portrayed as women haters — Neanderthals who think women should know their place and that place is the kitchen baking cookies for her man and their 15 children.

The crystal ball is telling me that this is going to be the "Here We Go Again Campaign." Last time around, there was another historic candidate who wanted to be president. And if you didn't like him, you might be a racist.

This was an actual headline from the liberal online magazine Slate in 2008.

If Obama Loses: Racism is the only reason McCain might beat him

My crystal ball says there will be other headlines just like that one. And they will all say the same thing

If Hillary Loses: Sexism is the only reason (fill in the blank) might beat her

But, you say, the press is going hard on Hillary right now over those emails. Why should we think they'd go easy on her later on?

Because even though the press will send out the invitations to the coronation they'd much prefer a food fight. So if there's a scandal — emails or almost anything else — they'll be all over it. Until

Until there's an actual, living, breathing Republican opponent. Then they'll put on their short skirts and pick up their pom poms and go all out for the liberal woman Democrat.

Would the lamestreams prefer that some other liberal Democrat jump in? Absolutely. Even to them, Hillary feels like yesterday's news. She's been around since (as Dan Rather might say) Moses was in short pants.

And my faithful crystal ball sees a few others putting a toe or two in the water. But Hillary will survive. So says the ball.

Of course, my crystal ball could be wrong. It did pick the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl. So I guess Hillary can also do something really dumb just before the final gun goes off. And I guess the media could throw its substantial weight behind some right wing conservative Republican and cheer for him all the way to the White House.

I know. I'm a riot.

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