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Doug Schoen: Hillary 'Front-Runner on Both Sides' for 2016
NewsMax ^ | September 23, 2013 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

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."

Story continues below video.

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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)

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2016; democrats; gop; hillary
Just one question: What has she ever accomplished? Buehler? Buehler?
1 posted on 09/23/2013 8:43:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when they said that in 2008?


2 posted on 09/23/2013 8:45:53 PM PDT by struggle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just one question: What has she ever accomplished? Buehler? Buehler?

Easy, she got one ambassador, and three patriots killed in eight hours.

That's why Jeb Bush gave her some kind of freedom medal...

Spit.

5.56mm

3 posted on 09/23/2013 8:46:55 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Got married to someone many U.S women still adore because he talked about his underwear. Got voted into senate by a sympathetic leftwing state, lost to a biracial man for that party's nominee to be president. Joined HIS cabinet. That is about it.
4 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t Schoen work for the Clintons? Anywho, Doug, her last ne may be Clinton but she lacks her husbands political gifts.


5 posted on 09/23/2013 8:50:15 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hasn’t decided yet? BS, she’s running. And the media right along with her..


6 posted on 09/23/2013 8:50:59 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, America's first woman president..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She wins both sides? - he’s talking out of his hat (or worse) and should be ignored


7 posted on 09/23/2013 8:52:12 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: struggle

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.


8 posted on 09/23/2013 8:53:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


9 posted on 09/23/2013 8:55:19 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: GilesB

he ....like rev not so sharpton...is “talking awl out the side of his neck””


10 posted on 09/23/2013 8:55:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spin......


11 posted on 09/23/2013 8:58:01 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


12 posted on 09/23/2013 8:58:54 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Lincoln and Johnson didn’t run as Republicans in 1864.


13 posted on 09/23/2013 8:59:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


14 posted on 09/23/2013 8:59:53 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If this turns out to be true, then the plan all along was for obama to totally ruin the country so Hillary! can waltz in and reign as Dictator in all her lesbian glory.

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.

15 posted on 09/23/2013 9:00:01 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: GilesB

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.


16 posted on 09/23/2013 9:08:00 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Joann37
I think today when I heard Beck talking about that guy being assaulted at the school meeting I've begun my descent in not even liking America anymore...

its totalitarin...and the sheeple are just sitting there doing nothing..

I can't accept the idiocy of people anymore....

I feel like Solzhenitsyn........

17 posted on 09/23/2013 9:12:06 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


18 posted on 09/23/2013 9:12:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You all are forgetting her note worthy work during the Watergate Investigation.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019819/posts


19 posted on 09/23/2013 9:14:38 PM PDT by GMMC0987
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
of course she'll be elected....we got freepers voting for bamster why not the Hitlery?...

besides, the rats got the vote thing down pat....

this is not news.....

the last election was indeed the last election....

thx folks...

20 posted on 09/23/2013 9:14:42 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
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21 posted on 09/23/2013 9:14:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just one question: What has she ever accomplished? Buehler? Buehler?

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!)

22 posted on 09/23/2013 9:27:11 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Der Hilderbeast?

The Benghazi Witch!


23 posted on 09/23/2013 9:38:16 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Leaning Right

With the condition of the republican party, the demoRATs could run pigeon droppings and win.


24 posted on 09/23/2013 9:47:58 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary now looks like an old nag. It will be like us running John McCain.


25 posted on 09/23/2013 9:47:58 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m thinking of changing my registration just so I can vote for her, and throw a monkey wrench in the whole thing.


26 posted on 09/23/2013 9:49:56 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when are the democRATS so concerned about republican defeats?

I hope the republicans are not so dumb as to fall for that gambit.


27 posted on 09/23/2013 9:52:49 PM PDT by entropy12 (With no fear of re-election, Obama is becoming more radical left..thanks a lot all you who abstained)
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To: musicman

When did she get the “House Chef” gig at Obama’s White Hut?


28 posted on 09/23/2013 9:53:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

29 posted on 09/23/2013 9:57:06 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: struggle

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.


30 posted on 09/23/2013 10:00:23 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
another red herring...wag-the-dog/political drivel.

31 posted on 09/23/2013 10:13:30 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: cherry

I feel about the same. Now I look upon the idiots as the enemy.


32 posted on 09/23/2013 10:42:00 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You can vote for her no matter what you’re registered as.


33 posted on 09/23/2013 10:43:35 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: cherry

“.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....


34 posted on 09/23/2013 10:45:46 PM PDT by Mtner77
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To: laplata

Not in my state.


35 posted on 09/23/2013 10:47:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I didn’t know that. I thought it was just in primaries.


36 posted on 09/23/2013 10:50:22 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

(I’m talking “Primary.” I’d never vote for that in a General)


37 posted on 09/23/2013 10:51:34 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: laplata

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.


38 posted on 09/23/2013 10:53:38 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe what he meant by both sides was that she was the front runner for gays and lesbians because she is a switch hitter.


39 posted on 09/23/2013 10:54:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I understand.

I can’t see a Republican winning in 2016. The country has too many fools now. We’re outnumbered.


40 posted on 09/23/2013 10:58:58 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


41 posted on 09/23/2013 11:08:43 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


42 posted on 09/24/2013 12:34:42 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Mtner77; cherry

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”.


43 posted on 09/24/2013 12:44:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Democrats = Communists. RINO Republicans = Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


44 posted on 09/24/2013 4:54:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: laplata

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.


45 posted on 09/24/2013 5:35:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.

Benjamin Franklin


46 posted on 09/24/2013 8:55:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: cherry

Agreed.

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.


47 posted on 09/24/2013 4:28:43 PM PDT by Joann37
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