With her polling numbers down significantly and her primary opponents — announced or not — gaining on her, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton is in a foul mood and could be on the verge of a meltdown.
That’s according to noted Clinton critic Edward Klein, author of “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas.”
The author claims that the candidate’s dismal performance in the polls is “making the lives of those who work for her hell,” and cites an example of Clinton getting violent with one unfortunate aide, according to the New York Post.
Of course, the inside scoop is coming from the prerequisite “unidentified campaign aide.”
“Hillary’s been having screaming, child-like tantrums that have left staff members in tears and unable to work,” the campaign aide said, according to Klein. “She thought the nomination was hers for the asking, but her mounting problems have been getting to her and she’s become shrill and, at times, even violent.”
One thing is certain, with the first Democratic presidential debate just two days away, Clinton’s polling numbers are down 10 points in the past week.
The Hill reported Saturday:
While Clinton enjoyed 51 percent support among Democratic voters in the poll’s Oct. 4 iteration, that number dipped to 41 percent support on Oct. 9.
Both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Vice President Biden, who has yet to announce whether he will run for president, gained supporters from Clinton’s loss.
Sanders’ support increased from 24 to 28 percent over the same time frame, and Biden jumped from 16 to 20 percent support.
Klein regales us with the tale of a low-level campaign worker who bore the brunt of Clinton’s fury after making a scheduling mistake.
“When the girl had the nerve to turn her back on Hillary and walk away, Hillary grabbed her arm,” Klein said, adding that the poor soul was then “berated.”
The campaign’s challenge is to keep their candidate’s anger channeled in the right direction — toward Republicans. A campaign adviser is quoted in the story saying they are “giving her some chill pills,” but there’s concern Clinton may meltdown on live TV.
Bill Clinton and Hillary’s campaign team are concerned that her anger may surface at the wrong time. They are concerned that she could have a serious meltdown in front of TV cameras, which would make her look so out of control that voters would decide she doesn’t have the temperament to be commander in chief.
But there are others who are confident that Hillary will rise to the occasion.
“Hillary’s always at her most effective when her back is to the wall,” a longtime adviser reportedly said. “After weeks of pounding and pummeling by the press, she’s mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any more.”
The “pounding and pummeling” must be a reference to having to actually questions about her use of private email accounts and the handling of classified information.
One positive on Clinton’s side is House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who has provided her with a new line of attack in questioning the motives of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
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