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Not "If" Hillary Runs for President, But When -- and How
RealClearPolitics ^ | June 15, 2014 | Carl M. Cannon

Posted on 06/15/2014 6:59:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

One day in 1998, as the specter of impeachment encroached on the Clinton administration, I spotted Mark Salter, John McCain’s chief of staff, walking across the street from the White House. Removing the cigarette from his mouth, Salter smiled drolly and, without any preamble, said, “Can this dude take a punch, or what?”

Salter was talking about the president—was paying him the ultimate compliment in McCain world: that Bill Clinton was showing resilience under pressure. In the years ahead, his wife would also prove that she can take her lumps, and now she’s running for president again.

Yes, let’s get that out of the way: Hillary Rodham Clinton is not deciding whether to run for president; she’s already running for president. If she doesn’t make it to the starting gate for the 2016 Democratic primaries, she will have quit running. When has a Clinton ever quit anything?

Moreover, these people like living in the White House. Her husband practically had to be pried out of the place on his last day in office. In his final hours on the job, Bill Clinton was pardoning crooks, trying to negotiate world peace, and delivering self-congratulatory political eulogies. On George W. Bush’s first day in office, the networks went to split screens to show the activities of the new president and the old. I’m not making that up—I was there....

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; billclinton; democrats; hillary
I was there, too, and it sickened me. As for the "quitting" thing, if she'd been faced with the no-win situation that Gov. Sarah Palin was up against in Alaska, she'd have "quit" toot sweet, as would almost everyone.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 6:59:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She can run, but she’s just as big a sitting duck as in 08.

“Inevitable” Hillary was flushed by an unknown guy from Kenya by way of Chicago named Hussein. Talk about longshots....


2 posted on 06/15/2014 7:02:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The answer to “Why” is because she is in politics for the fun of it.

She has adoring fans who pay to hear and read how she has never done anything useful in her sorry life.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 7:06:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How? From jail.

Testify UNDER OATH about Benghazi.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 7:08:30 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She'll have to deal with all those racist white gun toting tea party types!


5 posted on 06/15/2014 7:13:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill was 52 in 1998. Hillary will be 69 in November, 2016. I don’t think she will have the stamina for a rigorous Presidential campaign. The election is over 2 years from now and a lot of health issues can happen to a person her age in those 2 years.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 7:14:31 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: golf lover

7 posted on 06/15/2014 7:16:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was reading an article on Hitlery on Huffington and all the reader comments below, and holy cow, the absolute brain dead morons in this country is just unbelievable. They just do not care that this woman has screwed up every single job she’s ever held since the 1970s and that she is a constant blatant pathological liar, it never ends with her. I mean come on, just the other day saying she was broke. Do they actually believe that? These MORONS are the reason we got the current jackass in the White House and boy oh boy, he suuure is doing a bang up job isn’t he.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 7:16:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m thinking MA Governor Deval Patrick or NJ Senator Cory Booker are much more likely. The temptation for another black president who is exempt from all criticism will be irresistible.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 7:17:18 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Editorial: Dead broke and dead wrong (What if Sarah, not Hillary, had claimed to be dead broke?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3167883/posts


10 posted on 06/15/2014 7:18:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I doubt Hillary runs. She was a bad candidate in 08. She looks to be an even worse candidate now....... and she hasn’t even announced.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 7:21:20 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Graewoulf
she is in politics for the fun of it.

My take is that it's for the power. Megalomaniacs crave that power over other people. At her age and her net worth, she could retire quietly. Her mental illness compels her forward. She must control the stage, the script, all the players thereon, and all the people who finance the play (especially them). There is no torch to pass on. It must burn in her grubby, grimey hands forever.

12 posted on 06/15/2014 7:25:20 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: cornfedcowboy

I doubt Hillary runs. She was a bad candidate in 08. She looks to be an even worse candidate now....... and she hasn’t even announced.


I agree. Hitlery is likely to raise a lot of money and then not run and take the cash.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 7:26:13 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Menehune56

“I’m thinking MA Governor Deval Patrick or NJ Senator Cory Booker are much more likely.”

I disagree. I believe Hussein has totally poisoned the well for any and all people of color running for Prez for at least a generation. He has so totally screwed up everything he has contacted I don’t see how another swarthy complected person has a chance in our lifetime (running for Prez, that is)


14 posted on 06/15/2014 7:30:02 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: nascarnation

“Inevitable” Hillary was flushed by an unknown guy from Kenya by way of Chicago named Hussein.....”

I’ve always looked at the Clintons as the two of them, exactly the way they sold themselves whenever it was convenient.

The Clinton’s worked for the Clinton’s. Their emphasis was always themselves with the party in second place whenever it was convenient to do as the party expected them to do after agreeing to work for the party, and gaining their support. We must remember the Clinton’s came out of nowhere too.

The Clinton’s were supposed to do what Obama is doing for the party, but that wasn’t good for the Clinton’s. That torqued the party off, and Hillary aka; The Clinton’s were flushed in ‘08 is how I see it.

The party didn’t take kindly to being used by them. Obama is doing just as he agreed to gain their support in place of Hillary. He sees the party as his way to the good life, so he does as he is told contrary to the Clinton’s.

The Clinton’s were canned in ‘08, NOT Hillary by herself. Old Bill thought he was going to be in the driver’s seat again, but they slit their own throats with the party. The party uses them as they see fit now.

I don’t think the party really trusts either of the Clinton’s anymore. I think anything favorable to them is just using their limited popularity for party purposes as needed.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 7:30:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Yup, power is fun to Mrs. Bill Clinton.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 7:32:10 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cornfedcowboy
I doubt Hillary runs. She was a bad candidate in 08. She looks to be an even worse candidate now....... and she hasn’t even announced.

i agree with you... but if she does, i am anxious to see which ambitious guy from her party runs against her and beats her in the primary...

from the article:

I’ll go into them next Sunday when I explain why HRC is almost certain to be the next president of the United States.

i do want to know why he thinks so, but i think he is wrong...

17 posted on 06/15/2014 7:38:49 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: cornfedcowboy

“I doubt Hillary runs”

Agree. More likely we will see Andrew Cuomo as the Dem nominee. Who else do they have?


18 posted on 06/15/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Bill was President and Hillary Benghazi Clinton would enter the West Wing everyone had to scramble into cubes and offices and remain out-of-sight until she left. Under no circumstances was anyone to make eye contact with her, and God help the person who spoke to her without first being spoken to.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 8:06:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: laplata

ZZZACTly.

She is a clunker by now and can’t shake the weight and lethargy for anything that isn’t a gimme.

If she does run, even that will be for the money this time. No debt, just retire with a PAC, to be regularly filled by the rubes, and be a kingmaker.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 8:36:24 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

If she does run, even that will be for the money this time. No debt, just retire with a PAC, to be regularly filled by the rubes, and be a kingmaker


Good point. She wasn’t satisfied with the million (at least) she pocketed as SOS. I bet she has a dozen Swiss bank accounts.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 8:45:24 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

“I bet she has a dozen Swiss bank accounts.”

Or Cayman’s or where ever. No doubt hidden better than you or I could do it if we had millions to hide.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 9:19:36 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Dallas59

ROTFLMAO!!! Now that’s funny. I don’t care who you are. That’s funny right there!


23 posted on 06/15/2014 9:42:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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