The interesting thing about the Clinton’s past and present is the dichotomy of scandalism. Hillary and Bill created their empire by drudging up dirt and slinging it as hard and as fast as they could to destroy anyone who said or did anything that could possibly impede their ambitions. (One side irony here is that Hillary especially has been the pot calling the kettle black with her “vast right wing conspiracy” and “politics of personal destruction” bitching.)
The irony is completed with Bill’s own presidency. He set the scandal bar so low that, especially in Democratic presidential politics, there is no scandal that can sink a candidate. Think of it, this is a man who not only got a blow job from an intern in the oval office, but lied under oath about and, not only wasn’t impeached, but remained in office. Many Democrats still revere this guy, and he was disbarred by Arkansas. ARKANSAS!
Once Hillary lost her lead and the “air of inveitability” the Clinton media machine spewed on everyone, the only way she could defeat Obama was to undermine him. Clinton’s don’t win on their merits, they make the other person a greater evil. It’s their modus operandi. No rational person thinks that Hillary Clinton can win a popularity contest, especially not with the “smooth, silky sounds” of Obama. All she has is mud slinging.
Hillary’s only option is to smear Obama with a juicy, Titanic-sinking-iceberg sized scandal. There’s the rub. Can you think of any scandal bigger than anything the Clinton’s have already gotten away with?
Financial scandal? Whitewater anyone.
Sex scandal? Come one, Clinton has more skeletons under the sheets than Jeffrey Dahmer.
Misuse of government authority? Pardongate, Travelgate.
Even murder? Vince Foster.
There is nothing the Clintons could (plausibly or not) pin on Obama that would sink his campaign, at least not without sinking Hillary’s in the process. The Clintons have managed to lower the bar so far that the one thing that they’re good at has been rendered moot. If it wasn’t sad and pathetic, it would be poetic.