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Top Romney Strategist: Hillary Clinton Will Lose A Democratic Primary
BuzzFeed Politics ^ | May 15, 2013 | Ruby Cramer

Posted on 05/15/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The top advisor to last year’s Republican nominee predicted Wednesday that if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she will lose in a Democratic primary.

Clinton is widely thought to be the strongest 2016 presidential contender in either party, with high approval ratings and early poll numbers that show her beating top Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio in their home states.

But Stu Stevens, the senior advisor to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid, told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by National Review that Clinton wouldn’t survive a Democratic primary.

“I would predict that if Hillary Clinton runs, she’ll lose the primary,” he said.

Asked what Democratic candidate might beat her, Stevens tossed out just one name: John Hickenlooper, the moderate governor of Colorado who is thought to be considering a bid, despite having little to no name recognition at the national level.

“She’s been around since the ’70s,” said Stevens, adding that Clinton may very well end up running against a Republican many years her junior. “It’s very rare that we go back a generation. And you know, unless we nominate Bob Dole, we won’t be going back a generation.”

“If I was a Democratic hot-shot politician, I would primary her so fast,” he added....

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016; 2016election; democrats; election2014; election2016; hickenlooper; hillary
The guy who just passed those crazy anti-gun laws? Bring it on!
1 posted on 05/15/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why should we listen to the strategist who got his a$$ handed to him by one of the most inept incumbent President’s in US history?


2 posted on 05/15/2013 2:24:00 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Cause he’s the albinobamma!


3 posted on 05/15/2013 2:24:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Exactly right!


4 posted on 05/15/2013 2:29:18 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m rather surprised that ANYONE connected with the Romney campaign would share a prognostication about anything. No embarrassment there, eh, Stu?


5 posted on 05/15/2013 2:29:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he is right.

Obama has shifted the Democrat Primary voter even further to the left. She is not radical enough for them. Plus she is already too old and too white, and by 2016 will be surely Not-Ready-For-HDTV.

Going forward that party is also going to have difficulty nominating anyone who is not a minority IMO.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 2:31:48 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Top Romney Strategist: Stu Stevens, the senior advisor to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid ....

LOL. The operative word here is "failed".

On what page(s) in WTF is Stu mentioned?

7 posted on 05/15/2013 2:34:35 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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8 posted on 05/15/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yep.. If not Hillary, I wonder if Antonio Villariagosa will ascend to the throne... Julian Castro might be a bit young still. That certainly will hasten the Southwest’s anchluss with Mexico.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 2:37:42 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Exactly! She will Never get elected if that clip is shown over and over


10 posted on 05/15/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Exactly. If Hillary wants the nomination, she will get it easily and then win the Presidency in a landslide. Obama’s reelection proved that we have reached a tipping point politically. The Dems are now the permanent majority party nationally.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 2:40:29 PM PDT by kabar
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Yup!


12 posted on 05/15/2013 2:41:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH!

Well, you were so successful with this last go around. I should listen to you and your passive tense.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 2:48:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: kabar

I completely agree with you that the demographic tipping point has now been passed. Republicans will be lucky to see the White House again.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 2:51:05 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HHAHHAHAHA....and we should go with some tool who ran a losing campaign? lol


15 posted on 05/15/2013 3:01:05 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Didn't she step down as SoS due to a brain clot?
Now I'm no Dr but that "sounds serious".
Wouldn't a potential opponent bring this up in reference to her fitness to do the job?
I mean if she can't handle SoS because of "health issues", why would POTUS be any easier?

Then again the current occupant of the worlds costliest public housing has proven
all you need to do is golf and fund raise to be a successful liberal president.

16 posted on 05/15/2013 3:12:06 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Indeed. The Hildebeast will probably take this as encouragement


17 posted on 05/15/2013 3:50:41 PM PDT by Psiman (PS I am not a crackpot)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Repubs will see the White House... if invited.

But, barring a miracle, future presidential elections will be decided in the democrat primary. The Repubs will be best served concentrating on congressional and gubernatorial they can still win.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 4:02:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA
*congressional and gubernatorial races.
19 posted on 05/15/2013 4:04:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Top Romney strategist” is an indirect oxymoron. ;^)


21 posted on 05/15/2013 7:14:13 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Demography is pretense.

Morality is destiny.

22 posted on 05/15/2013 7:16:14 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stevens “It’s very rare that we go back a generation. And you know, unless we nominate Bob Dole, we won’t be going back a generation.”
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LOL

Willard is older than Hillary...

His old age doesnt stop the Romneybots from continuing to try to push him for 2016...


23 posted on 05/18/2013 9:42:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

They’re actually only about six months apart, both born in 1947.


24 posted on 05/18/2013 10:05:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So you checked ???

But while Hillary is pillaged as “old” by the RomneyBots, Willard is worshiped as energetic and vibrant, “capable” of being “president”

If Hillary is damned because she is too old, why not the old Botox-faced Willard ???

and since Hillary at 69 is considered too old in 2016, that also disqualifies Willard who is as you said six months older...

Its also laughable that the RomneyBots were screaming in 2008 that FRed Thompson at 64 was way too old to be president...

BTW I wont be voting for either liberal...

even if they were only the required 35...


25 posted on 05/19/2013 5:17:29 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Soon to be ex-mayor Villaaraigosa of Los Angeles would love to be the younger face to defeat Hillary. But I can’t think of any other young Democrats who are up for it. Who am I forgetting?


26 posted on 05/22/2013 4:22:43 PM PDT by married21
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To: kabar

Yup....this is a center-left nation now thanks to demographic changes.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 4:26:33 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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