Skip to comments.Doug Schoen: Hillary 'Front-Runner on Both Sides' for 2016
Posted on 09/23/2013 8:43:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Political analyst and Democratic pollster Doug Schoen tells Newsmax that Hillary Clinton is "the front-runner on both sides" if she decides to run for president in 2016.
He also opines that Republicans are making a "political mistake" in backing a bill to defund Obamacare.
Schoen is the author of the book "Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What It Means for 2012 and Beyond."
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In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Monday, Schoen assesses a potential White House run by Clinton.
"First, there is legitimate concern and indecision," he says. "It's a big decision. She served a long time as secretary of state, four years in the Senate before that. So she has to decide if she wants to go through the rigors of the campaign."
"But that being said, she's the front-runner on both sides if in fact she decides to go do it."
"I don't know if it's all but certain, but I do see her running. She'll be elected, and she's on the odds-on favorite as we talk today."
As to who from the GOP could challenge her, Schoen says: "There are lots of Republicans but I haven't seen a front-runner emerge, and the Republican strategy has been less than ideal."(continued)
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Remember when they said that in 2008?
Easy, she got one ambassador, and three patriots killed in eight hours.
That's why Jeb Bush gave her some kind of freedom medal...
Didn’t Schoen work for the Clintons? Anywho, Doug, her last ne may be Clinton but she lacks her husbands political gifts.
Hasn’t decided yet? BS, she’s running. And the media right along with her..
She wins both sides? - he’s talking out of his hat (or worse) and should be ignored
This time may she be run over by an Obamaphone truck making deliveries to the great “low education” voter freeloaders.
Now that would be poetic justice.
There is an off-color song to the tune and some words of “She’ll be coming round the mountain, when she comes”. If I weren’t being civil tonight, I could easily add Hillary’s name to the story. The imagery would make you wet your pants in laughter.
Oh well, it’s hard being a gentleman in a world full of assholes.
Very depressing news day. Lois Lerner gets off with a “retirement”; 0bamacare, which no one wants, looks like it’s on its way to passing, and that POS Hillary looks like she might be the next POTUS.
We have so many incompetent, uncourageous people in government! And they seem to be multiplying like rabbits.
he ....like rev not so sharpton...is “talking awl out the side of his neck””
Is there any law that would prevent Hillary from seeing both the Democratic and Republican nominations in 2016?
That way we could go full out Commie dictatorship, two parties, one candidate.
I would not put that past the Clintons and if the eGOP can nominate both McCain and Romney there is no reason they would not pick Hillary.
Lincoln and Johnson didn’t run as Republicans in 1864.
Who needs accomplishments? As long as 90% of the urban areas get their gubmint check, and the women get their free infanticide, the Democrats have that 47% all locked up.
That is, until she gets the top spot at the UN.
And Karl along with the RINO elites were just fine with this as long as they were promised a seat at the NWO table.
I’ll go with ignore this guy. Sheesh they spew B.S. hoping enough people swallow it to make it come true.
These elections are as much about the pundits and consultants as the candidates and we’re the just poor saps who have to choose between one a-hole or the other.
its totalitarin...and the sheeple are just sitting there doing nothing..
I can't accept the idiocy of people anymore....
I feel like Solzhenitsyn........
Looks like Dougie Schoenuff is promoting Mrs. Bill Clinton.
Afterall, Mrs. Bill Clinton did write her Master’s Thesis on Commie Saul Alinsky.
Those lefties do have a special bond, don’t they?
You all are forgetting her note worthy work during the Watergate Investigation.
besides, the rats got the vote thing down pat....
this is not news.....
the last election was indeed the last election....
Well, she is a Clinton. After all, America is drifting towards a dynasty form of government. Kennedys, Bushes, Clintons, etc. What more is necessary?
Oh, and I suppose you'll be whining when Michelle Obama and Chelsea Clinton run in 2024. (Ha!)
The Benghazi Witch!
With the condition of the republican party, the demoRATs could run pigeon droppings and win.
Hillary now looks like an old nag. It will be like us running John McCain.
I’m thinking of changing my registration just so I can vote for her, and throw a monkey wrench in the whole thing.
Since when are the democRATS so concerned about republican defeats?
I hope the republicans are not so dumb as to fall for that gambit.
When did she get the “House Chef” gig at Obama’s White Hut?
We don’t fall for that crap. The left does. You can tell them what their reality and future is just because the MSM told them so.
I feel about the same. Now I look upon the idiots as the enemy.
You can vote for her no matter what you’re registered as.
“.we got freepers voting for bamster why not the Hitlery?..”
What? Exactly which Freepers (besides Ron Paul supporters of course) voted for Obama?? I eagerly await your reply....
Not in my state.
I didn’t know that. I thought it was just in primaries.
(I’m talking “Primary.” I’d never vote for that in a General)
Sorry, I misunderstood. It is just in Primary (Presidential. Different rules in AZ for the regular Primaries). I’d never vote for that old bag in a General.
Maybe what he meant by both sides was that she was the front runner for gays and lesbians because she is a switch hitter.
I can’t see a Republican winning in 2016. The country has too many fools now. We’re outnumbered.
That’s great, Doug, because she is so far down at the bottom of the barrel that she is actually the congealed scum under the barrel.
Douglas Schoen is a board member of the International Crisis Group along with George Soros. Need I say more?
It is interesting that I could find this information about Schoen quite easily. However, I could not find anything about his marital status. Is it possible that he is gay? He looks gay.
Just the ones that didn’t Vote for his Republican Opponent I would guess.
It’s difficult to beat someone when you don’t get more Votes than they do, so Obama is now the King.
If people didn’t Vote against him, they certainly can’t complain about what he is doing.
I think they call it “arithmetic”.
Doesn’t matter what she’s accomplished. Like Obama, it’s what she IS:
1. A Clinton (like it or not, Bubba is adored in this country)
2. A woman (even some erstwhile “conservative” women dig this)
3. A leftist democrat (aligns with the center-left orientation of the country)
If she runs, she’ll win... big. Only two wild cards exist to inhibit her path to the White House: If the dems trot out a shiny new rock star in the form of a Hispanic (Julian Castro comes to mind), or if Hillary is felled by a crippling medical event like a massive heart attack or stroke.
Correct. We’ve crossed over the line where we now have a majority of the population that can vote itself largess out of the treasury. The takers outnumber and outvote the makers. Representative civilizations always fall after that, to be take over by a dictator.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.
Maybe that’s why the rest of the country seem so happy - they have no clue what is happening to our country; they just focus on entertainment, etc.
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