Hillary Clinton’s diagnosis of pneumonia, followed by her near collapse at Sunday’s 9/11 remembrance, followed by her dismissal of Trump supporters as a basketful of deplorable racists, followed by a dismal performance at Matt Lauer’s NBC veterans’ forum last week all lead to one conclusion: Donald Trump’s probable election as president in November, and the crisis that will mean for California.
In the past three weeks Clinton’s lead in many of the battleground states has withered away, and these latest incidents are sure to result in a further decline in her once formidable lead. As veteran Democratic pollster Peter Hart put, Trump just needs “one sane month” and he could well win.
Leaving aside the uncertain sanity of The Donald, almost all the surprises we can expect over the next two months work to the disadvantage of Mrs. Clinton. Julian Assange sits in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London with what may be a number of “smoking guns” from the mysterious Clinton e-mails that could sink her already fragile credibility. And Clinton’s recent coughing spells only feed her health rumors.