Skip to comments.Looking ahead: If Hillary doesn't run in 2016, just who could the Dems nominate?
Posted on 10/07/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by ken5050
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Two “ifs” to start: 1) If Romney wins (I think he will) and 2) IF the economy has turned around by 2016 (I think it will), the Dems won’t have a prayer of winning. Romney will basically be in the same position Reagan was in ‘84. So who would the Dems run? Not sure who, only that it would be a sacrificial lamb.
Believe me, the Dems are TERRIFIED of Romney winning and the economy turning around, particularly if it turns around quickly. They’ll basically be locked out of major power for 8 years.
Al Franken ... already proven capable leader of stealing elections.
Is he eligible for the presidency?
I don’t think the Dems would want to throw out “President Castro”. There is a lot that could be done with that, seeing as how his policies align very closely with someone else who shares the same name.
The Dems won’t oust Mitt if he wins. The bench is too thin, as someone else said, and Clinton is too old now. Besides, I have faith Mitt will turn things around and put us back on the path to prosperity. When people are doing okay, will they really want to go back to the Hope and Change soda-size Nazis?? I think not, but that reminds me...
What about Corey Booker???
Well, I never heard of him ‘til ‘08.
So how did Obama win?
“To win office...House, Senate, or state capitol, in any of these blue states requires a candidate who advocates a very liberal agenda; and that makes it near impossible for any of those Democrats above to win a national race.”
Not likely and impossible in any event. How could Dems not be associated with other Dems?
Can’t see how the hero of Benghazi will run.
Really? Is this what’s on your mind now? Wow...I just want to secure 2012.
The crooked Illinois mafia won’t be happy... look for little Dickie Durbin to run in 2016... The Dems really have no one... Cuomo is likely, I agree, but once Mitt wins we need to look at 2020 with Ryan/West ...
Sherrod Brown, Senator from Ohio IF he survives a stiff challenge from Josh Mandel.
Jesse, Jr. He’ll be all cleaned up out of mayo by then!
I think we well see Obama run again if he loses, and he will make all kinds of trouble from his private former president briefings for the next four years, giving up lots of information to the Muslim Brotherhood.
He will try to torpedo everything about Romney’s term in office in foreign policy.
I hope we have a Republican House and Senate working together because it will take a lot to undo everything he did - even down to purging his cronies in office by appointment. I hope Romney has a list of everyone Obama appointed, and a replacement for each and every one whose positions are not eliminated (like all the czars).
Villagarosa has all but run LA into the ground, and bankruptcy. God help California if he’s elected governor..OTOH..maybe it’s time to put Cal out of its misery..force the issue..let it implode...before it can be fixed..
Obama was a blank slate..at least that’s how the MSM sold him to the voters...and many were enthralled at the idea of electing the first black president..it was a national kumbayah moment...it won’t happen again..
Dude, after 8 years of close proximity to the Clintons...they’e always on my mind...
About 70% of the population is more qualified to run than Hillary. If they could find Obama, the real question is who isn’t qualified to be President.
Barney Fa...sorry,Frank.He’s tanned,he’s rested,he’s...well,never mind.
Dick Armey bump!!!
By 2028, after 8 years of Romney and 8 years of Ryan - half the country won’t even remember who Hitlery - or peelface of grungey were.
You are absolutely right about Villagarosa, but it doesn’t matter a whit how he’s performed. No Republican is going to be elected governor in CA until it’s on its knees and maybe not even then. Look at what France has done in similar circumstances.
We’re both right..which is why I want Villagarose to win the state house..he’ll bankrupt Cal faster than anyone else..
If Hillary doesn't run in 2016, Chelsea will be old enough to run instead. Being (legally) the daughter of Bill Clinton should more than compensate for lack of any policial excperience.
And the Kennedys will never run out of potential candidates...if Teddy could run for President after killing Mary Jo, RFK Jr. could run despite driving his soon-to-be ex-wife to suicide.
I would hope more so than this time around...
I keep thinking that the slain ambassador was reported to have been gay, and wonder if that is why Obama sent him there, knowing he wouldn’t last long...wonder if it was to get rid of a witness? or a former partner?
I agree. Although this is a fascinating topic, it only appeals to "a minority of a minority of a minority." (Hat tip to another FReeper)
I'll focus on the 2014 mid-terms, AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, but after following politics since 1952, I'm tired.
It was an interesting read, though.
While I am working very hard to beat Obama next month, one can't ignore the fact that in this 24/7/365 media environment the 2016 election begins the day after election.
I'd wager that at least one major paper, likely the NY times will have a headline along these lines:
ROMNEY WINS SURPRISING, CONVINCING VICTORY; GOP TAKES CONTROL OF SENATE
SPECUALTION BEGINS ON CLINTON RUNNING IN 2016
BTW..we should get very excited about 2014. Take a look at rthe loist of senators up then. 20 Dems..many of whom are very vulnerable, and several will retire. I think the GOP ends up with 53 Senate seats this time, and we could hit 60+ in 2014..
Caption Hillary and Christina (Posted October 04, 2012)