Call me crazy. Call me a flame thrower, but I can see smoke on the horizon, and it looks like the Democratic Party may have a hole in the crankshaft...
The anointment of Hillary Clinton, just a few weeks ago, a foregone conclusion, is now threatened by serious charges of misusing her personal email account. She may well be indicted.
Bernie Sanders is suddenly being thrust into the limelight, a place most of the mainstream Democrats never thought, and privately hoped, he would never go.
In fact, having Bernie emerge as the front runner is probably the Democratic Party's worst case scenario; too reminiscent of George McGovern, who Hillary remembers all too well since she ran his doomed campaign in Texas in 1972. And if you look back at McGovern's candidacy, it mirrors Sanders in a myriad of disturbing ways. He wanted to withdraw from foreign wars, reduce the military-industrial complex, increase taxes and provide nanny-state services for the poor, uneducated and minority population. Just as was McGovern, Sanders is only a dime's thickness short of an all out Soviet-style Socialist.
In the end, McGovern was crushed by Nixon in a landslide.
So what is going to happen if Hillary suddenly blows a gasket and hands the primary season to Bernie?
OK, I am tossing my idea out there...."fire in the hole!"
Keep an eye on Jerry 'Governor Moonbeam' Brown of California. The largest Blue State in the Union has reelected him 4 times! He has shown some success at dealing with an enormous debt brought on by an entirely Democratic legislature. He didn't just fall off the ruling class pick-up truck, either. He has a lifetime of political experience, so if anyone was ready to dive into broiling Presidential campaign waters, it is Jerry Brown! He is just sneaky enough to have already given this idea some thought and, I would venture to guess, be ready to run in a New York minute.
As nutty as California's Governor is, he would actually be a formibible candidate should the Democratic Limosine breakdown on the Presidential Freeway onramp.