Mrs. Clinton, after all, still has a big lead in national polls. It’s no longer a historic advantage. But it’s a big one, and it’s underpinned by all of the fundamentals that help determine the outcome of the primary contest. This time, she won’t be facing a candidate, like Barack Obama, who has the potential to peel away a big part of her coalition.Party elites haven’t begun to leave her candidacy, either.…So if the damage is done, if saying “sorry” marks the moment when the controversy begins to fade, if the investigation doesn’t take any future turns for the worse, then Mrs. Clinton could remain in a strong position to win the nomination.
September 15, 2015 at 2:01 PM EDT