The day after FBI Director James Comey announced that his department would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch announced that the State Department would comply with the recommendation and not indict the former secretary of state.
When news broke that Clinton would escape charges, conservatives around the country attacked the decision, claiming that Clinton had received preferential treatment from her friends at the FBI and State Department.
Now that some time has passed, however, many on the right are coming to the same conclusion. Maybe the refusal to indict Hillary isn't so bad after all. In fact, it may be a detriment to the entire Democrat party.
The announcement plays into the right's narrative that government is corrupted by elites who run with authorities that are above the law. It also allows Hillary Clinton to coast through the nomination process with few roadblocks.
Hillary may have won her party's vote, but she's far from their best candidate. She emerged with unfavorable ratings higher than any Democrat that's ever come before her. Even far-left Socialist Bernie Sanders polls better against Donald Trump than Mrs. Clinton.
Even principled conservative Allen B. West seems to agree, Hillary Clinton's escape might be good for the Republican party. See how he makes that argument on the next page: