Technically, Bloomberg’s John Heilemann is correct by asserting that if in the off chance Democratic party nominee Hillary Clinton has something catastrophic happen to her, this race would be wide open.
But this is one helluva way to phrase it.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday, Heilemann was asked by cohost Joe Scarborough, “Is this race over? Is Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States?”
“Absent some dramatic, exogenous event, yes,” Heilemann responded. “Hillary Clinton could get hit by a bus!” he continued, leaving a horrified look on Mika Brzezinski‘s face and eliciting a laugh from Scarborough himself.
“On your scorecard, absent of getting hit by a bus, Hillary Clinton is the next President?” Scarborough followed up.
“[You mean] a Wikileaks bus,” Brzezinski offered.
But Heilemann’s point remains: unless there is a truly calamitous downfall to strike the Clinton campaign in the remainbing weeks between now and November 8th, Hillary Clinton will safely be our next Commander in Chief, and the electoral college map proves it. The former Secretary of State is leading in virtually all of the battleground metrics that matter at this point, and with the distinct and looming possibility that there could be more October surprises in store for Donald Trump, this race is leaning heavy left.
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