Hillary’s long dismal road to Philadelphia

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Forget Iowa. Iowa where? Iowa when?

The brief fluttering of hope that the Iowa caucuses set off in the trembling hearts of Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were extinguished after only eight days.

February is still the cruelest month, folks.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign will probably slog on to the national convention in Philadelphia in July, unless the stresses of her far from assured health or a belated awakening to reality by the Democratic Party’s Old Establishment finally bury her lifelong dreams of ultimate power first.

But it should now be clear to all that I have predicted in these columns has come to pass. The Sixth Era of US History, the Age of Reagan – and of the Clintons – in which Hillary flourished shamelessly for so long is now dead and gone at last, as I explain in my 2015 book Cycles of Change: The Three Great Cycles of American History & the Coming Crises that will Lead to the Fourth.

Hillary’s long, cheerless, dismal slog to Philadelphia will continue. It is inevitable, endless, determined and dispiriting. Nothing like it has been seen since Admiral Zinovy Rozhestvensky led the Czar of Russia’s Baltic Fleet 20,000 miles round the world to total destruction at the Battle of Tsushima in 1905.

A week does not pass without more cringe-inducing missteps by The Candidate and her two-term ex-president partner.

Over the weekend she deployed 81-year-old feminist Gloria Steinem who claimed young women were only backing Sanders because that was where they could meet boys. And 78-year-old former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright threatened a “special place in hell” for all women who failed to back female candidates.

Does that mean Albright had prophesied her own eternal damnation in hellfire because she has never supported Sarah Palin?

And as for Steinem, love her or hate her, 50 years ago, she was original, beautiful and witty.

Half a century ago.

As Bill Clinton’s former master political strategist Dick Morris wrote in The Hill on February 9 about Bill and Hillary, “Their strategy is laughable. After losing 84 percent of young voters in Iowa — and failing to recover them in New Hampshire — they sent in two aging fossils of feminism to insult and threaten young women.”

So this was Hillary’s brilliant master plan to win over under-30 voters?

Get an 85-year-old and 78-year-old pair of bigoted, closed minded old fools to sneer at all of them?

That was Plan A.

Plan B, as Morris also noted was to get Sidney Blumenthal and David Brock to roll out every empty calumny against Senator Sanders they could. So far without a word of value to any of them

And then there was Plan C: Former President Bill, the Sultan of Sleaze himself, accused Sanders of “hypocrisy” for taking the grand total of $3,300 in speaking fees in 2013 and 2014 when he, Clinton, had landed $21 million in his speaking fees over the same period of time.

Yet the Clinton’s like any pair of self-respecting sociopaths, still cannot “get it,” they still cannot understand why the American people , men and women, gay and straight, black, white, brown and yellow are overwhelmingly sick and tired of them.

The long joyless slog of Admiral Rozhestvensky’s Baltic Fleet to utter catastrophe at Tsushima took seven and a half months during which, among other things, it consumed half a million tons of coal.

Hillary would no doubt be shocked at the suggestion that she should consume any non-renewable fossil fuels at all.

But the energy consumption and sheer financial cost of her campaign will likely far outstrip the needs and demands of hapless old Admiral Rozhestvensky.

And it can only have the same result in the end.

Martin Sieff is the author most recently of Cycles of Change: The Three Great Cycles of American History & the Coming Crises that will Lead to the Fourth (Amazon-Kindle 2015) and Gathering Storm: The Coming Seventh Era of American History & the Coming Crises that will lead to It (Amazon-Kindle 2015).

Visit Martin at www.MartinSieff.com