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Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?
National Journal ^ | 2/14/14 | Charlie Cook

Posted on 02/14/2014 9:48:24 AM PST by illiac

At least every week now, there is a new story supporting the narrative of an inevitable 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid. Indeed, the conventional wisdom is that it is an absolute certainty that she will run. If anyone is currently saying, flat out, that Hillary isn't running, I haven't come across them. Is the inevitability of her run really as certain as the conventional wisdom suggests, and further, is it unfolding in an optimal manner for the potential candidate?

In all likelihood, Clinton will not make a final, "go-or-no-go" decision until early next year, after the dust has settled from the midterm election. Generally speaking, few presidential contenders make their final decisions before the preceding midterm, and, with the notable exception of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in 2011, most have been laying the groundwork for a long time for a potential run. Most have already been attending countless state and county Jefferson-Jackson (for Democrats) or Lincoln (for Republicans) dinners, meet and greets, and other events to prepare for the potential campaign and the ensuring shakedown (if they do, in fact, decide to run).

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1 posted on 02/14/2014 9:48:24 AM PST by illiac
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To: illiac
If she keeps denying that she's running it means that she's in.
2 posted on 02/14/2014 9:49:37 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: illiac

She’ll look like an albino Jabba the Hut in HD


3 posted on 02/14/2014 9:50:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: illiac

I thought it was the pope? Or was that the funny hat one?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 9:50:32 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: illiac

Not too old. Too marxist.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 9:50:36 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: illiac

What she is is too communist, too dishonest, too stupid, and too without talent to run.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 9:51:05 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: illiac

I suspect this is a stalking goat article. Used to flesh out the landscape for Hillary’s campaign.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 9:51:11 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I confess that I would LOVE to see a Clinton vs Palin race.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 9:51:18 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: illiac

Maybe too sick? Besides, from what I read in the grocery store checkout the other day, Bill will be dead in < 6 months anyway.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 9:51:35 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: illiac

No she is too unhealthy of mind and body has little to do with age


10 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:07 AM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: illiac

Not too old, but her political facetime clock has run out. 2008 was her last hope.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:14 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: illiac

What difference does it make at this point, anyway?


12 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:31 AM PST by JusPasenThru (Posting here = IRS audit.)
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To: illiac
Is she too old to run?

That's a silly question. People age differently. The question should be "has hillary aged too much to run?". To that the answer is yes, although it would be fun to see Ted Cruz shred her in debates.

13 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:33 AM PST by grania
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To: illiac

The only thing that old nag is ready for is the glue factory.

rimshot!


14 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:46 AM PST by slouper
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To: illiac

Well, certainly. If she wasn’t too old, we’d see another fake picture or two of her and faithful hubby on fake dancing some beach in Jamaica or such, cellulite thighs and all.

She’s a vile, duplicitous, lying pretender-to-a-throne-of-the-diseased-mind that can’t even work up the courage to divorce the lying bastard and stand on her own. Her ascendency is all about made-up impression rather than provable substance.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 9:52:54 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: illiac

Hillary will be the Democrat’s Bob Dole.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 9:54:21 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: illiac

She’ll be the same age as Ronald Reagan or Golda Meir. But there’s no comparison to either.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 9:56:33 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: illiac

Looks pretty runny to me, like an overripe Limburger.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 9:57:46 AM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: illiac

No, she’s not too old.

She is too drunk and unhealthy, though.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 9:58:08 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: illiac

She’s too incompetent to run.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 9:59:27 AM PST by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: I want the USA back

Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, is no Margaret Thatcher. Heck, Herself is not even Barbara Bush.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 10:00:27 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: illiac

They forgot the terminally ugly part!


22 posted on 02/14/2014 10:00:56 AM PST by dalereed
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To: illiac
‘Tell your mamma... tell your pa... gonn’a send you back to Arkansas...!!’
23 posted on 02/14/2014 10:02:56 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: illiac

She’s going to wind up dying of a stroke. We know she has problems.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 10:03:16 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: illiac
Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Run?

Heck, no! All one must be is over 35 and alive.

Should Mrs. Clinton run for office she shouldn't be elected. Too much baggage and no positive accomplishments.

Of course, this is the country which elected and reelected not only her husband but also that illegal alien, Marxist, Muslim currently occupying the White House.

25 posted on 02/14/2014 10:04:28 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: grania

And the MSM would then charge Cruz with bullying and woman hating.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 10:06:08 AM PST by monocle
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To: illiac

In a world of accountability and merit (no this isn’t a movie trailer) she’d have been excluded by public decree.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 10:06:41 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: illiac

If she was a republican we would be told that she’s too old and too white. The party of old, white people is now the democrats.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 10:08:36 AM PST by MNnice
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the hildebeast doesn’t “run”....she slithers


29 posted on 02/14/2014 10:10:06 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: chris37

Do not underestimate the Beast. She is a lot of things but she is not stupid. She has more experience at campaigning, stronger name recognition and the ability to raise more money than any other potential candidate on either side.

If she runs she will be a formidable opponent.


30 posted on 02/14/2014 10:12:41 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: illiac

No Reagan was too old but Hillaryous is a spring chicken. Besides, “...what difference does it make”?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPu1UIBkBc


31 posted on 02/14/2014 10:13:17 AM PST by PGalt
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To: monocle
and the MSM would then charge Cruz with bullying and women hating

If Cruz and Paul stay true to themselves, they'll be fine

The hillaristas are getting old, along with hillary. They aren't going to appeal to younger voters. TedCruz and RandPaul are appealing to a younger generation, who mostly blame hillary and her peers for the mess the US is in now. And Bill Clinton? He hasn't been president since 2000. Younger voters were in elementary school then.

32 posted on 02/14/2014 10:15:39 AM PST by grania
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To: illiac

Even if one could find a video clip of HRC saying in 1979 or 1980 that Ronald W. Reagan was “too old” to be President, it would make no difference whatever. The large number of “American” socialists are fully committed to her candidacy for anything she runs for in the next election.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 10:16:01 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Gen.Blather

You may not realize how much you just complimented one Robert J. Dole, formerly of KS.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 10:17:52 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: grania

They may be getting older but they are also becoming more shrill.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 10:25:53 AM PST by monocle
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To: Theodore R.

“You may not realize how much you just complimented one Robert J. Dole, formerly of KS.”

Oh gosh! I am so sorry.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 10:26:03 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: illiac
If she's not running, she had some major work done for nothing. Did you see her at de Blasio’s inauguration? She has had some serious work done recently.
37 posted on 02/14/2014 10:38:42 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: illiac

Naw. She can still run.

Them cankles act as shackles so it won’t be anymore than a quick walk...


38 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:35 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: illiac

Fat ass, sagging tits Hillary too old to run?

Depends.


39 posted on 02/14/2014 10:50:04 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: illiac

Brain damage from that head injury last year should preclude any presidential aspirations.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 10:53:53 AM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: Sivad

Of course she wears depends, and I’m sure they are real soggy as well.


41 posted on 02/14/2014 10:53:58 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: illiac

Hillary should be sitting in a prison cell wondering why they never have chocolate pudding.


42 posted on 02/14/2014 10:56:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: illiac
I'm hoping for an ominous report from her personal doctor urging her to avoid stress.

Because every time I turn around I hear from some otherwise intelligent female declaring their support for this disaster of a candidate. I'm afraid she can count on more than 50% of the vote without even breaking a sweat.

43 posted on 02/14/2014 10:57:46 AM PST by skeeter
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To: illiac

Yep, that’s why my Run, H!, Run bumper sticker is on my front bumper.


44 posted on 02/14/2014 10:58:12 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: illiac

Yes she is


45 posted on 02/14/2014 11:11:09 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: illiac

In 2008, was Hill too old? No! Was she the odds on fav? Yes! How hid she make out? Ask Barry! In 2016 will she be too old? No! Will she be the odds on fav? Yes! How will she make out? Time will tell.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 11:36:52 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Chuckster

I have to disagree.

Those people who say Hillary is the smartest woman in the world are the very same people who say Michelle Obama is beautiful.

Hillary is as far from smart as Michelle is far from beautiful.

Doesn’t mean she won’t be elected in this idiot infested country, but if she is elected, we will then have a very stupid and talentless woman as president.

I’d say the only person who stands a chance of beating her is Cruz.

I’d also say that there’s a very good chance that Obama is going to be our last president.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 11:41:56 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Theodore R.
You may not realize how much you just complimented one Robert J. Dole, formerly of KS.

That took me a moment. My first reaction was "Robert Dole didn't join the DC office of Atlanta law firm King & Spalding (K&S) after he left Congress, he joined the DC office of Atlanta law firm Alston & Bird (A&B)."

I have tunnel vision.

48 posted on 02/14/2014 11:46:17 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: illiac

Yes she’s too old! She has been running for this office since the 1990’s.

Ready for Hillary? Sorry, past the expiration date.


49 posted on 02/14/2014 11:50:14 AM PST by Ninaq (Nina)
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To: illiac

50 posted on 02/14/2014 11:52:58 AM PST by kidd
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