Why Clinton’s Emails Matter

Sean Trende, RealClearPolitics
Most political scientists will tell you that scandals and campaign efforts, in general, have little impact on a candidateÂ’s ultimate success at the polls.But thatÂ’s not really what they mean. What they really mean is that because both sides have scandals and run competent campaigns, they tend to cancel out. Like a messy algebra equation that eventually simplifies to y = ax +b, campaigns tend to revert to a few key factors.But what if they donÂ’t? We do have examples of this, such as the 2000 presidential race. Given the economy and Bill ClintonÂ’s popularity, Al Gore should have won that race…