That's a whole lot of "ifs" for one sentence—but it's the best chance Anthony Weiner has to keep going.
For 30 years, we have been wondering, with all the ifs—you know, hindsight is always easier.
I still generally predict that Cain makes it through this, but that depends on a lot of ifs.
Old English gif (initial g- in Old English pronounced with a sound close to Modern English -y-), from Proto-Germanic *ja-ba (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse ef, Old Frisian gef, Old High German ibu, German ob, Dutch of "if, whether"), from PIE pronomial stem *i- [Watkins]; Klein, OED suggest probably originally from an oblique case of a noun meaning "doubt" (cf. Old High German iba "condition, stipulation, doubt," Old Norse if "doubt, hesitation," Swedish jäf "exception, challenge"). As a noun from 1510s.