Is Hillary Clinton too big to fail?

As the controversy swirls around the former secretary of state's use of a private email account while she was at the State Department, one Democrat fundraiser told the New York Times there is no plan B to Clinton being the Dem nominee in 2016. 

“There is no one else — she’s the whole plan,” said Sarah Kovner, a leading Democratic donor and fund-raiser in New York. “She is by far the most experienced and qualified person we could possibly nominate. Not even on the horizon but on the far horizon."

The "Outnumbered" panel discussed this afternoon whether the Democrats have any other options for 2016 and whether Hillary Clinton will still go on to capture the nomination. 

Andrea Tantaros said Clinton is failing right now in her handling of these questions, but looks to be "too big to fail" in terms of the 2016 nomination.

Tantaros said she believes Clinton understands that the Justice Department is not going to launch an investigation into her emails.. 

"Politically, I think she survives this. I hate that she will, but I don't see any other way. ... She will get through this, even though she shouldn't," she said, expressing doubts that there are any other viable alternatives for the Democrats.

Kennedy, however, said she has doubts about whether Democrats will still overwhelmingly support Clinton. 

"It's not the 90's anymore," she said, adding that Democrats like former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley have nothing to lose by taking on Clinton. 

Watch the discussion above and let us know what you think: will a Democratic dark horse emerge to defeat Clinton?

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