Published at 07:21 on 28 July 2016
As I predicted, the leopard cannot change his spots, as the latest Trump gaffe, wherein he besought the assistance of foreign espionage, illustrates. The only question is, will Trump’s gaffes be enough to sink his campaign, given what a weak one the Democrats are running?
As I cautioned, it’s turning out that the Russian government might not be involved in the leaked emails after all. This developing story, if borne out, points to poor judgement and lack of emotional maturity on the part of both the Democratic Party leadership and Julian Assange, the former because they hastily embraced a simplistic conspiracy theory, and the latter because he let a personal spat with Hillary override broader and more important considerations.