Here is my read:
- None of the leaks seemed particularly bad. Yes, yes, lots of corrupt stuff, but outside of “Spirit Cooking”, which just sounds silly and doesn’t actually involve Hillary anyway, we have conspiracy theories and levels of corruption everyone already assumed about her anyway. Keep in mind my wording: Seemed. Obviously a lot was actually alarming, but it all looks at first glance, without actually reading the e-mails personally (as most people won’t), like much ado about nothing.
- The CNN story will be “Hillary is investigated by political enemies with an agenda and is cleared before election day despite the whole world on a witch hunt against her”. Will that stick with people? I honestly have no clue. But mark my words, that’s the new spin.
- What happened with Comey? No clue. I originally agreed with Vox that the idea that the democrats were manipulating this to make Hilary look better was stupid, but I’m having trouble coming up with another explanation that makes any sense.
- How will this affect the election? I honestly don’t know. It can’t be bad for Hilary. With the trends going towards Trump, it might throw her a lifeline. Or maybe not! We’ll see, but it’s certainly not GOOD news for Trump.
What a slimy coward.