There’s no two ways about it: on the heels of blowout losses in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii, Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary is a must-win for Hillary Clinton.
For months the Clinton campaign has insisted the Democrat primary would be decided in March. But there’s more holes in that claim than Swiss cheese. Here we are in April and Hillary Clinton has yet to put away a 74-year old socialist.
If she can’t lock up a win in Wisconsin, it will further reveal the deep flaws in her candidacy and cast even more doubt on whether she can win in November.
What’s also a potentially huge problem for her is whether Democrat superdelegates will stay committed to her or not. In the wake of her abysmal defeats, the Sanders campaign is putting new pressure on her superdelegates to flip to him.
Superdelegates in the Democrat party are not pledged to any one candidate and if they sense the winds of fortune are blowing away from Clinton with a loss in Wisconsin they could very well flip their allegiance to Sanders. If she doesn’t win here she will have blown a shot at reassuring them she’s the best choice for the general election.
With her big-money donors already close to tapped out and her direction in the national polls going the wrong way, she can’t afford to extend this losing streak with a huge New York primary on the horizon.
The fact a once unknown senator from Vermont is even keeping the race close speaks to how blemished Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is. There’s no core message to her campaign and her career of flip-flopping on virtually every issue is causing nearly 6 in 10 voters to say she’s dishonest and untrustworthy.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel even said concerns over her lack of transparency were “so serious we believe they may disqualify her from public office.”
Adding to her woes is the fact the FBI is still moving ahead with the investigation of her secret email server which jeopardized national security. After the Brussels attacks, it’s clearer than ever the Clinton-Obama foreign policy has only empowered ISIS and other terror groups.
Lastly, her refusal to say whether she would vote for President Obama’s hand-picked Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland shows she’s afraid of being exposed for her “Supreme Hypocrisy” on judicial nominations.
If Hillary Clinton can’t win Wisconsin it will be a big setback that will leave her campaign colder than Lambeau Field in January.
Elections Hillary Clinton