PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Political writer AB Stoddard, from The Hill, reacted to the results in New Hampshire Primary with a stern warning about Hillary Clinton’s future and announcing the resurgence of Jeb Bush.
Stoddard, during an interview with Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said the Clinton campaign is hemorrhaging voters due to issues of scandal and trust.
“Her problems are massive. There are developments in the email situation every couple of days. It could become fatal, actually politically fatal. If you look at the other things, if you combine the trustworthy numbers with the fact that the voters she used to get, she used to portray Obama’s coalition as this precious little group of, like, white teachers, people with post-graduate degrees, combined with some black voters, well she’s losing the working class voters, at least in New Hampshire to Bernie Sanders that she depended on.”
She pointed out that Ohio Governor John Kasich’s second place finish has his camp preparing a path forward.
“He has a South Carolina plan. I’ve spoken to the Kasich campaign. They’ve been investing for a while and they really do have a strategy for finding the Kasich coalition, if you will, identifying it and motivating their voters. That’s the game…Kasich’s people, they rely on data, just like the Cruz people, just like the Obama people did, and they actually have a long game.”
Stoddard noted that Marco Rubio’s stumbling and repeating talking points in the debate prior to the primary has opened the door for the re-emergence of Jeb Bush.
“No one thought Jeb Bush was going to rise from the dead but if Christie disappears, if Kasich fades later, and Marco Rubio now, the inevitability of Marco Rubio now has been punctured by the last couple days, people who had their concerns about his readiness are now panicked, and Jeb Bush, he provides an alternative to that. Here’s a guy who knows all the right people and he’s been a governor. He’s older and more experienced. He’s less nervous. He’s not the most confident candidate, but he’s not panicked and sweating and repeating robotic talking points.”