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Opinion: Clinton's experience makes her a great candidate (Not satire)
The LSU Daily Reveille ^ | June 20, 2013 | Elizabeth Garcia

Posted on 06/20/2013 9:19:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Since retiring from her position as Secretary of State under the Obama administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been out of the public spotlight. Yet most of the political world still wants to know if Clinton will run for President in 2016.

I can’t answer that, but I can say if she did, she would win.

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskil recently organized a potential 2016 Clinton presidential campaign.

“Regardless of who you supported for president back then, we can all agree today that there is nobody better equipped to be our next president than Hillary Clinton,” said McCaskil.

In addition, there are multiple websites, Facebook pages, Tumblr and Twitter accounts with the sole purpose to get Clinton elected. A recent Washington Post poll found that 57 percent of the nation would support Clinton as a 2016 presidential candidate.

Many prominent Republicans have even stated that she is a formidable candidate. The GOP Chair of Texas, Steve Munisteri, stated that if Clinton ran she would turn Texas into a battleground state.

In a recent interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Former Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke about Clinton and the 2016 presidential race.

“The Republican Party is incapable of competing at that level,” said Gingrich. She’s a very competent person. She’s married to the most popular Democrat in the country; they both think [it] would be good for her to be president. It makes it virtually impossible to stop her for the nomination.”

So what does Clinton have that potential candidates including Rubio, Christie, Biden or Booker lack?

Firstly, she is already a household name. Half of the presidential election is getting your name out to the public, especially people who are not necessarily politically engaged.

Hillary Clinton has been in American households since her husband, Bill Clinton, was governor of Arkansas but more prominently when he served in the oval office from 1993 until 2001. After a stint at first lady she served as a Senator of New York from January 3, 2001, until January 21, 2009.

She also has experience to boot. One of the major critiques of President Barack Obama and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the 2008 election was lack of experience, especially in foreign affairs. This would not be the case for Clinton.

She’s got top marks as Secretary of State. She worked diligently on multiple international crises and sought to repair the United States’ reputation among the world by visiting 112 countries. According to the Wall Street Journal, she exited her position as with a 69% approval rating despite some major critiques from Republicans on her handling of the situation in Benghazi.

Plus, she has a partner in crime. Former President Clinton had an extremely successful presidency, minus Monica Lewinsky, and for the last decade he has been a force on the political front. He focused on building strong relationships with leading American and global leaders and entrepreneurs and has strong understanding of global economics.

It’s basically like getting two leaders for the price of one. In addition, Bill Clinton is a great campaigner and fundraiser. It’s one of the reasons he spoke at last year’s Democratic National Convention.

Finally, Hillary Clinton is a game changer. She has the potential to make history as the first female president. A woman in office is long overdue, and Clinton’s win could be a huge step for women in this nation.

At a commencement address at Wellesley College in 1990, former first lady Barbara Bush said, “And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president’s spouse. I wish him well!” So if Clinton does decide to run, good luck, Bill.

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Elizabeth Garcia is a 21-year-old mass communication junior from Greensboro, N.C.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; billclinton; election2014; election2016; hillary; obama; palin; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 06/20/2013 9:19:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin vs Hillary.

I’m game.

:D


2 posted on 06/20/2013 9:22:53 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the idiot Republicans in the Senate are desperately trying to make it a reality.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 9:26:11 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 06/20/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So now being a lying,angry, anti Semite is what we look for in a presidential candidate?


5 posted on 06/20/2013 9:30:55 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia
Whitewater
TravelGate
Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan

THE CLINTON BODY BAGS
Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what has happened to many “friends” of the Clintons .

1- James McDougal - Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
3 - Vince Foster - Former White House counselor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock ‘s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
5 - C. Victor Raiser, II - Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
7 - Ed Willey - Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
11 - Kathy Ferguson - Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.
13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton ‘s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas , airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
16 - Paula Grober - Clinton ‘s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident.
17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.
18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death.
19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.
21 - Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.
22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton ‘s advisory council personally treated Clinton ‘s mother, stepfather and brother.
23 - Barry Seal - Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas , death was no accident.
24 - Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.
25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.
26 - Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.
27 - Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as “The boys on the track” case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.

THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE:

28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.
29 - Keith McMaskle - Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988
30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
32 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes”.
33 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
34 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD:

36 - Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
37 - Captain Scott J . Reynolds
38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley
39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel
40 - Major General William Robertson
41 - Col. William Densberger
42 - Col. Robert Kelly
43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes
44 - Steve Willis
45 - Robert Williams
46 - Conway LeBleu
47 - Todd McKeehan
Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the public become aware of what happens to friends of the Clintons !

HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT? ...SURELY YOU JEST!!


6 posted on 06/20/2013 9:35:45 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is a Marxist. She is ambitious. She is without conscience. She lacks the maturity to say she had a hand in the avoidable deaths of fine Americans serving their country. That’s about it. Qualified for public office? Nyet. Nyet. Nyet.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 9:38:38 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has already been term-limited having served eight years as president.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 9:39:26 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Ben Mugged
#1. A woman not scorned by a cigar and a stain on a blue dress.

We're dealing with low information voters. They will get that Hillary is "different", not normal, and does not share their values. Hillary lacks the ability to cry on demand like Bill. We need to make her out as the frigid bitch she is. No one likes a frigid bitch.

9 posted on 06/20/2013 9:42:52 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

(I can’t answer that, but I can say if she did, she would win.)
Elizabeth Garcia is a 21-year-old

Only a 21 year old female college student can beleive that the piece of crap Hillary can be President of the United States..........


10 posted on 06/20/2013 9:53:23 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With so many Freepers touting “staying home” if the R nominee isn’t Conservative enough, (Face it, Reagan wouldn’t be Conservative enough by many Freeper’s standards.) this viperess will be our next POTUS.

This Country is done.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 10:00:15 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this isn’t satire, then where is the barf alert in the title?


12 posted on 06/20/2013 10:16:56 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think what we need are many more people who have NO DC experience. people who haven’t been tainted by that cesspool.

That town needs to be cleaned out!


13 posted on 06/20/2013 10:30:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps she could use her commodity trading experience to cure the poor economy?


14 posted on 06/20/2013 10:38:27 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since retiring from her position as Secretary of State under the Obama administration

Since retiring from her position as Secretary of State, so as to avoid potential perjury charges, under the Obama administration...

There, fixed it.

15 posted on 06/20/2013 10:52:30 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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God forbid!

The woman can’t keep track of her billing records, lied to cover for her perjuring fellating consort, treats her Military and SS support staff as personal slaves, and can’t answer the 3AM phone call!!


16 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:37 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sophomoric bullsh*t.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 12:54:45 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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She’s got top marks as Secretary of State.

Benghazi
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18 posted on 06/21/2013 1:11:19 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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“Regardless of who you supported for president back then, we can all agree today that there is nobody better equipped to be our next president than Hillary Clinton,” said McCaskil.

She is the consummate cover-artist both politically and cosmetically.

19 posted on 06/21/2013 1:14:12 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: publana

Then I suggest you put up a conservative that we all want. If you do, we will show up in droves. If you put up Romney, McCain, Dole then why bother showing up. Jeb and Christie are not worth me getting out of bed to vote. Your choice! Go Conservative or go home!!!!


20 posted on 06/21/2013 4:01:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elizabeth Garcia is a 21-year-old mass communication junior from Greensboro, N.C.
nuff sed!


21 posted on 06/21/2013 4:32:39 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pure evil.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 5:12:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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