National Journal’s Ron Fournier says Hillary Clinton’s biggest challenge in the next couple of months is not Bernie Sanders, but “the FBI primary.”
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Fournier said, “We don’t know what the FBI and Justice Department is going to do with the investigation into her mishandling of her emails, and that’s a big unknown,” Fournier argued. (RELATED: Rep. Issa: FBI ‘Would Like To Indict Both Huma [Abedin] And Hillary Clinton’)
“I think structurally she has not an easy path to the presidency but the easiest path, being a Democrat in a country that is leaning left in presidential races and being by far the strongest establishment candidate in the Democratic primary,” he said.
“I’m not coronating her, but I’m saying she has the easiest path to the presidency therefore, her biggest obstacle is what she doesn’t know, what we don’t know, and that’s what the FBI is doing,” he continued. (VIDEO: MSNBC: FBI’s Hillary Investigation ‘Far More Advanced’ Than Public Knows)
“I’ll say about Hew Hampshire, Joe, she should win it, and she could win it. She has a big advantage this week because the expectations are so low. This is a state she won in 2008, it’s a state that saved her husband’s presidency. Structurally, it’s a state that favors the more establishment more moderate, more pragmatic candidate who could attract independent voters,” Fournier argued. “So I think what we’re seeing in the polls, the beginning of what could be a big surprise, and I would expect her to beat Sanders in New Hampshire. If she doesn’t, that shows weakness.” (VIDEO: Former House Majority Leader: FBI ‘Ready To Indict’ Hillary Clinton)