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Bob Shrum: No One’s Going to Challenge Hillary Clinton
The Daily Beast ^ | May 10, 2014 | Robert Shrum

Posted on 05/10/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Ignore the talk about purity tests, progressive cred, and skipping to a post-presidency status. Clinton won’t be denied this time—and she’s going to make history.

The non-race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, all but unprecedented in non-incumbent contests, is confounding to journalists and pundits, to the quoteratti whose words sustain their output, and to the partisan spinners whose mission is to bend the arc of the story. But the political cycle—-and the 24-hour news cycle—has its own relentless rhythms. If you’re one of the boys, and now girls, on the bus, even if it hasn’t rolled into Iowa yet, it’s hard to cover a foregone conclusion. If you’re a Republican, then just maybe Hillary Clinton, the certain nominee if she runs, can be damaged or deterred.

If you’re on the left, maybe you can nudge her ideologically. Or you can just come up with a fresh take, attention-getting and perhaps friendly, even if it’s implausible and unpersuasive, an unavailing piece of unsolicited advice.

All this will happen all the way until Hillary announces—and will mutate into variant strains until the day she’s inaugurated.

One recurrent meme is that she isn’t liberal enough to prevail in the primaries—a wish dressed up as analysis or a weirdly poll-uninformed argument....

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


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I was worried there for a while, but if he says she's a lock, she won't even run.
1 posted on 05/10/2014 3:50:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Christie and Trump should challenge her.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 3:52:12 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Exactly. No other dems seem to be remotely in shouting distance.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 3:55:02 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Hitlary Clinton can explain why she refused to label Boko Haram as a terrorist organization..but hey, when it comes to being a Communist, one must not have to explain why they condone murder


4 posted on 05/10/2014 3:55:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zaphod will challenge Hillery. One of the heads will announce that it is lesbian... and was fathered by Bill Clinton

Hillery will not stand a chance!


5 posted on 05/10/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "...[willful] ignorance is the opiate of academic elites." - Mike Adams [BN edit])
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To: ScottinVA

So the orders have gone out that she is untouchable?


6 posted on 05/10/2014 3:56:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: FatherofFive

So would Dennis Kucinich, Ralph Nader, some peace/antiwar candidates, attack her from the left where all the radical Lib trolls live in primaries.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 3:56:32 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And then out of no where a Banana Head whooped her a$$


8 posted on 05/10/2014 3:57:38 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: GeronL

Hurry up. I want to vote for her.

Crash and burn this thing asap! Can’t take it anymore.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: shalom aleichem

Gore and Biden too?


10 posted on 05/10/2014 3:58:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left has no moral compass. The only value they hold is make new laws and expand government if there’s a problem or perceived problem, Constitution be dam-ed. The party of malicious tyrants is moved along by the justifications of naive do-gooders (and careless students who blindly vote for things like “cool”).


11 posted on 05/10/2014 3:59:41 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: bicyclerepair

Lol


12 posted on 05/10/2014 4:00:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

White man speak with forked tongue. Fauxcahantas has a surprise waiting for Hillary. Ambush at Old Lady Creek.


13 posted on 05/10/2014 4:00:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who gave all the Democrats a “stand down” order?

The same one who gave the US military a stand down order on 9-11-2012?


14 posted on 05/10/2014 4:03:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: GeronL

she is untouchable?

Leprosy?

We will have a woman for President but it will be Sarah.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 4:10:03 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hate to say it, but she will likely be our next President. I know she blew it in 2008, but the pundits who turned on her in support of Obama will be back in her corner in 2016. She will have the MSM on her side this time, and her followers will ignore Benghazi and Boko Haram.

Our only hope is to find a qualified female candidate who will challenge her on these issues and run an error free campaign. IMHO.

16 posted on 05/10/2014 4:15:11 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Boy, who could that be? Some Ripon Republican from the Northeast or upper Midwest?


17 posted on 05/10/2014 4:17:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: mountainlion

18 posted on 05/10/2014 4:17:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The dems are trying for a repeat of 2012: their candidate is coronated while the GOP’s candidates tear each other up in a circus-like media coverage atmosphere. It’s nauseating.

The GOPe fighting its own base doesn’t help a damn bit either.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She can’t pass the physical. Her body is producing blood clots.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 4:19:30 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The American people have lost it! Look what has been elected. Hillary shall run and win. I will not even bother to vote for any given office seeker. I will vote for the issues in my home state. We will have to pick up the pieces later.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 4:45:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: blueunicorn6

Yes. I think there’s a good chance she had a small stroke. Those glasses are very strong with strange lines running down the right lens. Also since then she’s really porked up and gotten puffy....side effects from strong meds? Is there a doctor on this thread?


22 posted on 05/10/2014 4:48:35 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I count on everything Shrum says to come true.


23 posted on 05/10/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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24 posted on 05/10/2014 4:51:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I hope you’d be wrong, but fear you are right. Any Dem candidate starts-off with about 250 electoral votes. Hell, a cold ham sandwich with a ‘D’ by its name promising more govt goodies would start-off at that point. It’d only need one or two of the contested states.

Meanwhile, the GOP candidate would have to nearly run the table to eeek past 269EVs. And what are the chances that we’re allowed a decent GOP candidate?

Prepping is the only sure thing at this point, it seems.


25 posted on 05/10/2014 4:52:37 PM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This could create a problem. Mischief-makers from the dems could change parties for the primaries and "vote for the worst" in the Republican Party. Then, if she doesn't run, the dems could choose someone at the convention.

Meanwhile, the 'pubs will have a real battle between the RINOs who'd rather lose to hillary and constitutional conservatives who want a candidate we can stand.

It just might be a brilliant stategy by the dems.

26 posted on 05/10/2014 4:53:08 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

Like Jeb Bush or Mike Huckabee?


27 posted on 05/10/2014 4:55:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Source: http://theweek.com/teachers/index/

28 posted on 05/10/2014 4:55:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: MarkRegal05

I hope I’m wrong as well, though I doubt it.


29 posted on 05/10/2014 4:56:11 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
She will have the MSM on her side this time...

... because they ain't got nobody else ?

30 posted on 05/10/2014 4:56:51 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty
re: a qualified female opponent to hillary

She won't pull the voters away from hillary. It would be an acknowledgement that the next pres will be a woman, so the majority thinking will be it might as well be hillary.

hillary's a crone who has not aged well. The best counter is someone younger, intelligent, and established who appeals to youthful votes. I'd think Ted Cruz would be the best one to run against hillary, at least among those who we're considering now. But someone might emerge from the Benghazi committee.

31 posted on 05/10/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT by grania
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To: blueunicorn6

She has blood? Who knew?


32 posted on 05/10/2014 5:04:03 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Hillary's successful (/s) 'Russian Reset' the reason she's unstoppable?.. Or maybe her alliance with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and their destruction of Egypt and the mass slaughter of Christians throughout the ME???.. Or maybe her negligent homocide in Benghazi???

What's the big deal about Hildebeast? She's accomplished NOTHING, and who wants BILL wondering the halls of the WH again anyway? Hillary is 8 more years of 0bama!!!

33 posted on 05/10/2014 5:05:31 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Many leftists see that as a feature, not a bug.


34 posted on 05/10/2014 5:06:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: MarkRegal05; bicyclerepair; AEMILIUS PAULUS

There are other options:

Living in the Philippines
http://www.LivingInThePhilippines.com

Living in Taiwan
http://my-new-life-in-asia.blogspot.com/2013/02/life-in-taiwan-seven-reasons-why-its-good-to-be-in-taiwan.html

Living in Indonesia
http://www.expat.or.id/

Living in Singapore
http://www.livinginsingapore.org/


35 posted on 05/10/2014 5:08:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bob Shrum

Am I the only one that automatically thinks "Bob 'Shroom"?

36 posted on 05/10/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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How many presidential contests have Shrum lost? A hundred?

C'mon people. This loser would make snake oil salesmen credible.

37 posted on 05/10/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So it’s settled then, the RATs will be running some old white person.


38 posted on 05/10/2014 5:11:08 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: mountainlion

I sure hope so


39 posted on 05/10/2014 5:32:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: beethovenfan

She has blood? Who knew?

Yea, but whose is it.


40 posted on 05/10/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Dems would be idiotic to not run at least a few electable candidates. Too many things can happen. Biden probably, maybe Elizabeth Warren. They won’t beat Hillary, but what if Hillary gets sick? She aint no spring chicken.


41 posted on 05/10/2014 5:42:53 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. Shrum managed to crawl out from under his rock.


42 posted on 05/10/2014 5:54:11 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: EricT.

I challenge her to tell the truth...about anything. The “smartest woman in the world” insults life by existing.


43 posted on 05/10/2014 5:59:35 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

On her own merits Hillary could never win the presidency. I have no fear of her. What I fear is the crooked voting systems. We most likely never see another Republican elected because the dem crooks have rigged the system beyond any cure.


44 posted on 05/10/2014 6:11:08 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: GeronL

Definitely Gore and Biden too.


45 posted on 05/10/2014 6:30:29 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! Run Hillaryous, run!


46 posted on 05/10/2014 6:36:30 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the Mushshrum says it will be Hillary? Okay, so then we know it ain’t Hillary.

So who then——Cuomo, Senator Scummer, Clooney, Rahm Tinkerbelle? Governors Chickencooper, McAuliffe, some other rat?

The real nominee has probably already been picked and will be kept under cover by Big News to protect them from exposure of their flaws as long as possible.


47 posted on 05/10/2014 8:06:51 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: GeronL

Why do we always have to suffer thru a couple of years of what the criminal Hillary is going to do? The endless speculation about this woman is just disgusting. She is an attention hog (and I mean hog) or she would just say she isn’t running. I heard that the insiders in DC say she is not running because of a weak heart or some other health issue. I can’t imagine that she would attract young voters.


48 posted on 05/10/2014 8:24:26 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: GeronL

Probably.


49 posted on 05/11/2014 2:42:28 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: UCANSEE2
Because she's a lefty...

But that too.

50 posted on 05/11/2014 4:23:15 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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