The editorial page of the venerated New Hampshire Union Leader proclaimed it’s all over but the shouting.
Noting that Democratic voters should feel used, the editorialist explained that the DNC has strictly limited the number of officially sanctioned primary debates to six and written the participation rules so tightly as to all but guarantee there will be no alternatives such as the Leader’s Voters First Forum for GOP presidential candidates this past summer.
When DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke at the state Democratic Convention in Manchester on Saturday, she was heckled so loudly her speech was drowned out. The hecklers shouted her down with demands of more debates. Their anger and frustration are understandable.
The Democratic primary voters are being muffled—on purpose—by a party elite that is hell-bent on ensuring there is no disruption to Hillary Clinton’s path to the nomination.
From the debate schedule to the early endorsements from figures such as US Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan, the fix is in for Clinton. [Emphasis mine] Democratic voters might ask themselves why the establishment feels the need to go to such lengths to protect its candidate from the voters’ judgment.
Even the hacks on MSNBC’s Morning Joe noticed Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson’s interview with The Ice Cube In Heels was scripted and controlled by her campaign claiming Dickerson was not allowed to ask follow-up questions about her burgeoning email scandal.
Joe Scarborough said, “…if there were no preconditions to the Clinton interview, the question then becomes how he could have failed to ask so many obvious follow-up questions. It's not clear which reality is more damning.'