Yesterday, Fox host Neil Cavuto teamed up with his Republican guest to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is dead before arrival – while ignoring poll numbers showing that she still dominates the field.
Cavuto began yesterday’s Your World segment with a clip from a previous show in which he predicted Clinton would never become the Democratic nominee. As if to confirm that prediction, Cavuto announced yesterday that Clinton “has lost more than 16 points in about the last five weeks, that’s among Democrats.” He reiterated, “She will not get the Republican nomination (he meant Democratic). I have no idea who will.”
Cavuto further speculated that John Kerry or Al Gore would “step up beyond just the tertiary players you hear.” But, he insisted again, “It will not be Hillary.”
His guest, Republican Doug Wead, was introduced merely as a “historian.” Not surprisingly, Wead helped further the meme. “Well, they better hurry,” he said. “But I think you’re right. This is the most dangerous part of the political campaign. …There will be a lot of books written about what’s going on right now that we don’t know about, her ability to keep these other people from getting into the campaign. So every day, every month she’s able to pull that off is important to her. But I think you’re right, there’s going to be a real temptation now for somebody to step in.”
As if to encourage the competition, Cavuto said, “History suggests that you regret not stepping in when you could have.”
”She could slip on a banana peel, and whoever’s in the race becomes the nominee,” Wead agreed.
Later, Wead suggested there's some kind of Clinton cabal to keep her potential competitors from running. He said, “You have to know that network heads, corporate heads have sat down and thought, 'Hey, I’ve got a daughter, this is as close as we’ll ever come to electing a woman president in my lifetime.' So there have been luncheons, there have been people talking to people to keep Elizabeth Warren out, to keep Joe Biden out.”
How would Wead know there have been meetings like that? Cavuto didn’t ask.
Meanwhile, what neither Cavuto nor Wead mentioned is that a CNN/ORC poll, out the day before, found she has a nearly 50-point lead over Biden and at least an 11-point lead over every Republican contender.
Watch it below from yesterday’s Your World.