"Here comes Hillary," announced CNN recently in a breathless story on the likelihood that former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president. (snip) The 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, it appears, is Hillary´s for the asking. But what if she doesn´t ask? What if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run, or for some reason is not able to run? After such a deep emotional investment in a Hillary candidacy, do Democrats have a Plan B? If by Plan B you mean a two-time presidential loser and lifetime Washington player, then the answer is
Comments: Gee...when Hillary runs, the Dems will have gone from a Community Organizer to the spouse of a womanizer. Great qualifications. I think she will run, but I think she will lose. She doesn´t have the looks, the temperament, nor the stamina. She´d be an image candidate much like the one who beat her in 2008.
Next question............will the Repubs have anything better to run against whoever gets the Dem nod? Let´s hope it will be someone better than McCain & have more Repub backing than Romney got. Oh! & a little less voter fraud would also be nice.
If a known African-American Democrat decides to run, he or she will end up on the Democrat ticket, there is no doubt about that. As if that African-American Democrat is knocked out by Hillary Clinton and not put on the ticket, the Democrats know that a lot of their African-American voters are going to be insulted and may well just stay home on election day. If that happened the Democrats would lose the general election. That´s part of the Democrats nightmare, at least until they register enough new Hispanic foreign born voters in the years ahead to always win future national elections.
Anybody who thinks that Hillary is the savior of the Democratic party id delusional. She´s a played out hack politician with more baggages in her resume than accomplishments. You add to that her medical problems, and her obvious alcoholism, and you come up with a fatally flawed candidate. A Hillary candidacy will sink the Democrats in 2016.
How come Kirsten Gillebrand gets a nod for President of the US and her mentor Chuck Schumer does not? Shouldn´t Chuck have a better chance than Kirsten? Absurd that Kirsten and particularly Elizabeth Warren should be considered candidates.
I think OP is right on the assessment. Its the result I disagree with. Even with all the baggage she will be carrying, she´ll inherit Obama´s LapDog media establishment that will cover for her. Point out her lack of experience, you´ll be called a sexist. Call her old, you´ll be labeled a bully. Try to point out her failings in the Senate & State, it will get swallowed up in the fawning din of the nightly news.
She will run & most likely will win as well. Not because she is the most qualified person, but because America ´needs´ a woman in the WH. Just like we ´needed´ a black guy in 2008. It will be 2008 all over again, with the gender card replacing the race card. And the LowFo´s will be out in force to ´make history´ again at the expense of the country.
Barack Obama, after fundamentally transforming the Constitution with the acquiescence of forward-looking Republicans, will announce his "presidency for life" in 2015, making all future presidential elections not only unnecessary, but deeply racist.
You know Democrats would go for this if they could.
Nightmare scenario for the GOP, another establishment moderate next-in-line like Dole, McCain, Romney. It doesn´t matter who the Democrats nominate, they´re all equally bad. Best case for me would be a strong GOP House majority and a GOP Senate minus McCain Graham Rubio and a few others.
A party who would nominate this woman to be president ought to be ashamed of itself. Really? Is this the best you can do. Oh, wait, we are talking about the dems....dirty rotten traitors the lot of them.
Nos. 7 & 9 have got it about right. In addition the Repubs don´t have the stones to take on the dem candidate regardless of the flaws of PIAPS or anyone else. its like political battered wife syndrome - they just keep coming back for another beating assuming false blame for the defeats (lack of Hispanic love, conservatives, etc.)
But what if she doesn´t ask? What if Hillary Clinton chooses not to run, or for some reason is not able to run? Right Byron. That will happen when the Space Shuttle lands safely in my backyard and Mgumbgwa Sumbutu, Nigeria´s Minister of All the Moneys, finds me dishonorable, untrustworthy yet sans e-mail, actually sends me his late uncle´s 40 million dollars. The only nightmare scenario for the Democrats is if 51 percent of the voters learn to read and comprehend.
Byron seems to me to have overlooked one of the more obvious Democratic candidates... Michelle Obama. Sure, she has a Chicago-sized chip on her shoulder, a temper that would melt iron, and a taste in clothes and lifestyle that approach Marie Antoinette´s. But the press loves her; she Zha-Zha Gabor-ishly adores a penthouse view, Park Avenue, power and its trappings -- she has the largest FLOTUS staff in history, more than triple her predecessor -- and she has at least two cards to play. What better way for the Left to cement the Obama legacy than with another Obama?
I don´t know what Plans A, B or C are but the goofy Republicans have a knack for handing elections to democrat communist. Be sure of that and if they pass amnesty to help the democrats and Obama they will no longer exist as a party the country will have one party. That´s Obama´s big dream and accomplishment. I´m not voting again for a candidate picked by Karl Rove, Bill Kristol and the Beltway elites. No more crawling on my knees over glass to cast my vote for a loser again. Three strikes and I´m out, Dole, McCain and Romney was my limit. Hillary or who ever will win unless a firebrand conservative is picked and attacks the left like a pit bull not an aisle crossing, jelly spine loser who plays Washington games.
Thanks #15, that´s priceless. Probably true, but still funny.
FTA: "Two different strategists interviewed here claimed that 70 is the new 50."
Speaking as someone who turned 63 today, with a knee replacement looming, a herniated disc and a torn ligament in my shoulder, I can say with certainty that these "two strategists" are probably 35. Maybe younger.
70 is dang old -because I can see it from here. Heck, 63 is pretty old, thank you very much. You may have more wisdom and better judgement (maybe!) and be a lot more ornery as you get older but you definitely feel older, I can assure you.
The job of being POTUS is a tough one. Like running marathons every day. Even the overwhelmingly lazy current POTUS is getting grey from the job. Ronaldus Magnus was amazing for that stamina at his age. (And men have more stamina, feminists, sorry, fact.)
Hillary is still fat and has as nasty a disposition as ever. (Perfect for a diplomat, right?) She´s careless and has no leadership skills. And less stamina than any male opponent. And now she´s old. She doesn´t even look healthy. But as #15 points out...
The question is not so much who the dems run but who we run. If its a weak kneed sister who is afraid to stand up for conservative principles and will not go after the dems and the media like a bull dog we are toast. Again!
We need a firebrand conservative who will rally the country by showing us the benefits of our principles and the disgusting nature of the libs.
Millions of people need to show up at ALL of her rallies screaming, "Hillary lied, people died!" An every day, 24/7 commitment. Millions of us. It´s important not to say, "Americans died" because the LoFos don´t care about that... but "PEOPLE died"---now that could mean fellow citizens of the world, that´s different--- they´ll listen. And if we could find animals who suffered in the Benghazi blast, we need posters of that, too. And images of the destroyed eco-system in the immediate area---all due to Hillary. That´s the only way 48% of America will hear us: dress down, don´t comb your hair, wear Che shirts if you can stand it, hold massive rallies, with no more than 4-word messages chanted ad nauseum and pictures of maimed animals or threatened eco-systems. A clean cut Republican just standing behind a podium trying to explain logically and reasonably why Hillary is responsible for the loss of 4 Americans lives at Benghazi has NO chance whatsoever of reaching the LoFo minds.
Is it possible that even we, committed and loyal L dotters, have become inured to Hillary´s immediate and voluminous liabilities?
She assaults the senses. A singularly unattractive conglomeration of cells to begin with, her ´hopelessly butch´ looks (h/t Camille Paglia) have been creased and weighted down with age and alcoholism. The voice is the kind of high-midrange icepick drone that has been the default characterization for schoolmarms, phone operators, and, of course, nagging wives for decades. When stressed, it becomes a horrifying screech as evidenced by her early campaign speeches and that shameful, bloodless Benghazi testimony.
A 2016 election means that an 18 year old voter will have a birth date in the year 1998 (!). They don´t know a thing about Headband Hillary, Watergate Hillary or even pre-Lewinsky First Lady Hillary. That 18 year old voter may be for gender equality but that doesn´t necessarily mean that they can associate that ideal with the sausage-fingered, bloated, shapeless mass teetering on a booster platform behind a podium. The American worship of youth and the primacy of physical appearance in our culture may just mean that a lifetime of leftist public education and a long list of PC taboos may still not be sufficient to overcome a young voter´s natural revulsion to Hillary, especially over a long primary and general campaign.
The crimes of Hillary Clinton are all out there for America to see. Unlike the secretive birth imposter, Hussein. There are three dozen widely published books, Wall Street Journal articles and endless videos filled with foul play information on this elderly overweight, tired, mean female. Crimes already committed with her co-president are legion. Remember, she’s already suffered impeachment ! How can anyone impeached, run again? If she ever got in, that’s TWO impeached failures in the White House, not one. A vote against Billary is a vote against Slick Willie, too. Enough of commie Billary. The anti communist side needs a charging, brilliantly educated, set the house on fire, spirited intellectual who talks always, only, plain sense, and has the background to prove it. There is one guy who is always joyously tough, non stop spirit of America, author of some great books, legal background, so good, so effective, that Roger Aisles cut him down to less time on Fox News, you know the name, Judge Andrew Napolitano. All previous GOP nominees have been meek wash rags, say nothing, do nothing, elitist reserve, losers. Napolitano is built for positive, constructive campaigning like no other. With the help of a younger, accomplished running mate like Scott Walker, they could light up the whole country. No Rubio, Cruz, Boehner, Cantor, none of those paste-up fake republicans even considered. Napolitano could unite all the previously bullied Tea Party Congress winners back out of the closet of intimidation, too. He has knowledge, fame and spirit.
You are correct that Barry may announce in 2015 that he will be President for life. That is why his Agency purchased 10million hollow point rounds last year. Do the DemocRATS know that hollow point ammo, poison gas, and the bombing of innocent civilians is against the Geneva Code.
#9 and #15 pretty much sum up my thinking. Bill might croak before 2016, and Hillary will then run as the "widder Clinton," and get the sympathy vote. I wouldn´t put it past her to put a contract on him so she can.
I will only add that the Republican establishment is going to push Jeb Bush early and hard to avoid a long primary season like 2008 and 2012. Another wimp who can´t win.
After that, the only question is will I bother to vote.
Obie probably does not give a flip who will be the next progressive presidential candidate, but his handlers and the progressive intelligencia do. If it is Bite Me,the Piaps, Lurch? Who knows. Just depends when and how much the big Aftershock hits us all and how well the msm gets into the heads of the sheep that everything will be allright if we elect another known criminal to the WH.
But, let´s be clear, we need to get it right as to the opposition candidate who understands and has the smarts to launch the mother of all campaign ground games that, by the way, will require all of us to get out and get involved in a big way.
My bet is that Rubio will change parties and run as VP. He has no where togo. He can´t be re-elected in Fl. The two candidates Weeks and Crist together bested him by almot 200,000 votes. So He runs with Hillary. And he tells the country that he does it for the "American-Mexicans" and that America is not the Land of the fee and the home of the knave. It is the land of "Si,como No?" And why not a Mexican/cuban / Whatever blarney to run for VP.
WOW #35 ZephyrGirl lit a giant fire ! about Bill kroaking before, and she runs as the widow. Like Vince Foster, Ron Brown, and over 125 Clinton associates who wound up prematurely dead, wouldn´t it be terribly ironic (even maybe planned) if Bill wound up dead before the election? Too much!
My thoughts are about who will the Republicans run? We all know that if a true conservative should win the nomination, the drive-by media and the DNC will crucify him/her. And use every nasty trick in the book and then some. And for that matter, how many true conservatives can you really name? And I mean those who´s conservative vales are unbending. This list is very short.
Hillary is a fall down drunk and the Democrats should remember that before they run her for President. There is nothing, nothing worse than a drunk woman when you need her. Hillary said that the old Coptic Cristian man in Los Angeles will be in jail fro a long, long time. That is an outrage. Not only is Hillary a drunk, a liar, she is also a Stalinist.
No matter how bad the rat nightare. The pubbies will not need worry their little heads about it. Not in their lifetime. By signing on to this amnesty bill, they have pretty much sealed their fate and the fate of future generations.
With a few exceptions, this thread is nought but gloom and doom. We do have many sizzling conservative constitutionalists out there - [they don´t happen to be named Jeb or Marco] - who can carry the fight with the vigor of truth at their side into the opposition camp. We must make it abundantly clear that our chosen candidate is exactly that - ours, not that of the ´wussy´gaggle of old DC establishment republicans. The GOP has strayed seriously away from the Constitution´s basic principles, and allowed dubious leadership to coerce and cajole them away from the reasons they went to Washington in the first place - to do what the people elected them to do, not what some party whip says. We pay them - never forget that big fact. We want value for our treasure.
In 2008 I worked with some stalwart Republicans. As the Democrat Primary progressed and BHO started to pull away they started to relax thinking that BHO was the weaker candidate. I suggested that they did not appreciate the subtlities of Chicago Politics.
It doesn´t matter who the Democrats run, as long as the Republicans are unwilling to confront the voter fraud issue the Democrats will always win.
The continuing attention devoted to the blunders, incompetence, and lies surrounding the Obamacare rollout is much deserved. But we shouldn’t forget that the President’s health-care monstrosity is merely the latest and biggest of scores of government entitlement programs suffering from the same flawed progressive assumption––that government “experts” armed with coercive power alone can solve problems better left to the states, civil society, and the free market. In reality, such programs relentlessly metastasize, increasing as well fraud, waste, abuse, and costs. One such program is SNAP, the kinder and gentler name for what we used to call food stamps. Apparently the
While Barack Obama’s grotesque lie, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it!” haunts millions of Americans who are learning first-hand that the exact opposite is true, The One, in concert with corrupt RINOS and Democrats (whom are automatically understood to be universally corrupt), is counting on another WHOPPER to codify his amnesty nightmare into federal law. With respect to amnesty, the equivalent Obama lie is, “Once we pass reform (AKA, Amnesty), we will secure the borders!) Translated: If you like American sovereignty, language, and culture you CAN KEEP IT——if you pass amnesty!
I suppose liberal politicians have to operate by the philosophy that if you want to make an omelet, you have to break a few eggs. But 15.8 million of them? That´s a lot of broken eggs - even through the White House spin masters don´t want you to look at it that way. During the past few weeks, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Americans have been notified that they are being dropped from the health insurance coverages they have now. Some may remember President Barack Obama´s promises, made over and over again, that if you like the insurance you have, Obamacare
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Sir Elton John has honoured Hillary Clinton for her work to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, at an annual event for his foundation. She was excited as she accepted the first founders award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation last night in New York City. The former secretary of state told the crowd at Cipriani´s restaurant that "we still have so far to go" when it comes to helping those affected by HIV/AIDS. Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also attended the black tie event. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart performed a dozen
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Something is seriously wrong with conservatism. Since Ronald Reagan’s last year in office, Republicans have only twice won a majority of votes cast for president—both times with a George Bush atop the ticket. And neither Bush was a conservative. For 25 years, something has prevented conservatives from winning the White House and prevented the Republicans who do win from governing as conservatives. What could it be? The Tea Party has an answer: RINOs—liberal Republicans in Name Only—have sabotaged the right, most recently in October when they collaborated with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. Once RINOs are