RICHARD FERNANDEZ: On the eve of Hillary’s coronation, her courtiers are suddenly waking up to the fact that she cannot protect them:

The shock may be intentional.  If Putin was indeed behind the hacking he is only doing what underdogs through history have done to even the odds. Unable to match the foe in weight, he went for the king, or in this case the queen.  Recall how in ancient Gaugamela, the outnumbered Alexander staked everything on a thrust at Darius.

Darius fled in fear. When the mass of the Persian army saw this, they scattered in dismay. By demonstrating the impotence of Darius, Alexander broke the Persian monarch’s aura and with it his majesty. Alexander knew that for a king to rule he must be regarded as more than mortal by the masses. Once the king is humiliated and put to flight he becomes psychologically no better than his subjects and the greater part of his power vanishes.

By striking at Hillary’s aura the Russian may be attempting the same thing.  Democratic voters looked up to her to protect and defend the nation because that’s what presidents do.  By hacking Hillary and humiliating her Putin has sent the message that she cannot even defend herself — and what’s the use of a president who can’t defend herself? This is why the Taliban target the chiefs of police and the district headmen to show the populace that their leaders are vulnerable and that no protection can be expected from them. The same threat logic is being applied by Putin.

Amazingly the DNC has compounded the blow by turning it into a talking point, acting as if Hillary were a child needing sympathy because her lollipop has been stolen by a bully, rather than as a competent person in firmly command. In so doing they’re actually admitting that Hillary cannot hold her own with the hard men of Putin’s caliber.

And we all knew (but none in the MSM dare say) what happened on September 11th 2012 when Hillary’s vaunted three am phone call actually came in.