Kudos to Politico's Hadas Gold, who found some gems leading up to the Democratic presidential primary debate Sunday. Gold looked up the three top questions on Google about Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley, and they are brutal, revealing, and hilarious, in that order.
Here are the top three searches involving Clinton: 1) "Will Hillary Clinton get prosecuted?" 2) "Will Hillary Clinton win the nomination?" and 3) "What did Hillary Clinton do that is illegal?" Clearly the Clinton campaign is having some "messaging problems."
In response to Clinton's top Google search, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer summarized the Clinton campaign's approach to handling the email scandal and her potential criminal prosecution. "The Clinton campaign strategy in the beginning was pretty simple: claim there is nothing to see here," wrote Schweizer. "But as evidence mounts that there is quite a bit to see in the ethical conduct of Hillary Clinton, Team Clinton has switched to a new tact: if there is something to see here, let American voters decide not law enforcement. In other words, law enforcement should not intervene in an election and determine whether the matters in question really matter."
"Will Hillary Clinton get prosecuted?"
Clearly team Hillary's ploy isn't working. The American people understand that even Clinton isn't above the law and that her potential criminal prosecution is the most important question of her campaign.
While two of Clinton's top three questions involve her potential legal problems, Gold found that Sanders' top three questions were far more palatable: 1) "Why is Bernie Sanders so popular?" 2) "Can Bernie Sanders win?" and 3) "How old is Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders?"
Only the third question has what might be considered negative connotations, though it's still harmless compared to Clinton's first and third.
For some laughs, here are the top questions Gold reported for O'Malley: 1) "Why is Martin O'Malley running for President?" 2) "Martin O'Malley was Governor of which state?" and 3) "Is Martin O'Malley still running for President?"
Gold also notes that searches involving Sanders "dominated" Clinton searches during the debate.
As The Daily Wire highlighted last week, Clinton's poll numbers are dropping faster than they did in 2008 when she ended up losing the nomination to upstart Sen. Barack Obama. She's underwater in New Hampshire, but she's also looking more and more shaky in other states, including Iowa. As The Washington Post reported Sunday, there is more evidence than just poll numbers suggesting that Sanders could very well win Iowa and elsewhere, as the number of Democrats, particularly in Iowa, who identify themselves as "socialist" continues to grow.
The New York Times reported Friday that some unnamed Clinton advisers who are "close to the Clintons and involved with her campaigns" have expressed deep regret about how the campaign has handled Sanders, saying it has made some "serious miscalculations" by underestimating the democratic socialist senator and "failing to undercut his archliberal message before it grew into a political movement."
This article has been updated.