Hillary Clinton was dealt a crushing loss in the New Hampshire primary last night, but according to MSNBC’s MTP Daily host Chuck Todd, she is still likely to be the Democratic nominee because she is “too big to fail.”
MSNBC correspondent Joy Reid told Todd on Tuesday that if Clinton were to underperform in the Nevada caucuses, it would set off “alarm bells” in the Democratic establishment and would get elected Democrats off the fence to support her because they fear Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as their candidate in a general election.
That led to Todd’s comparison of Clinton to the big Wall Street banks that were bailed out by the taxpayers in 2008.
“To borrow a phrase, Hillary Clinton may be too big to fail for the Democrats,” Todd said.
Clinton, who barely beat Sanders in Iowa (.25 percent) and lost to Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 points, is clearly facing a much tougher challenge for the Democratic nomination than she expected when she launched her campaign last year.
Even if she wins the nomination she will still have to deal with the issue of her honesty and trustworthiness, in light of her private email server scandal. She also has had problems connecting with women and young voters, who have been voting Democratic in recent elections, but have abandoned her for socialist Bernie Sanders and are more likely to sit out the election than vote for her in November.
Here’s a tip for Hillary—If you want to win back the youth vote quit trying to dance the Nae Nae and the Dab on Ellen.
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