Skip to comments.MERRY: Handicaps in Hillary’s way; Contrary to conventional wisdom, she’s probably finished
Posted on 07/21/2014 11:31:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary Clinton isnt likely ever to become president of the United States. In fact, there is a greater possibility than is generally recognized by the Washington cognoscenti that she wont even run. If she does, though, the barriers she faces will prove overwhelming. Her 2008 campaign was her last good shot for the office, and she failed. Since then, numerous developments have conspired steadily to diminish her prospects. Those prospects are now near zero.
This analytical framework holds absolutely no credulity in Washington, where thinking rarely extends beyond the conventional. The conventional wisdom, of course, is that Mrs. Clintons nomination is nearly inevitable and her subsequent election highly likely. Its true that she is smart, tested, universally known, a whiz at fundraising and generally respected. The long-ago scandals that got her labeled by one prominent columnist as a congenital liar have long since receded into the netherworld of the national consciousness. On paper, she looks nearly unbeatable.
Presidential elections dont take place on paper, though. They take place in the real world, where politics is always about the future. Mrs. Clinton is a product of the past.
The country is at an inflection point brought on by its crisis of political deadlock. It desperately needs a new brand of politics that can break the deadlock and set it upon a new course toward its future and destiny. In such times, a gap normally opens up between the political establishment, guided by the lessons of the past, and the electorate, always ahead of the establishment in pushing for new political paradigms, new dialectical thinking and new coalitions. In the campaign year of 2016, the voters, angry and anxious, appear poised to grab power away from the establishment and invest it in candidates of the future....
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Ugly on the outside makes no difference to me.
Ugly on the inside, however, makes a big difference.
And man, this wench is uggggggglyyyyyyyyyy on the inside.
I will be shocked if Hillary does not win. So much media promotion and very little American awareness of the issues.
She is such a flaming, idiot, clueless Narcissist, I can’t imagine that she won’t run.
The press will prop her up as always. And they have a well established election cheating system in place that the GOP will again say nothing about.
I hope the good people out there wake up...
To the contrary, being a lying murdering traitor give her a lot of demonicrat street cred.
Hillary! reminds me of the quote about how George McClellan: “brought superior forces to Sharpsburg, but he also brought himself.”
It doesn’t matter how many resources she has, she will manage to screw it up.
She's a POS.
Don’t think she wants to risk another humiliation so I think whether or not she runs depends on whether she expects to be coronated or not.
Yo creepy @zz. Where do you reside? I am an honorary “cracker” who lives in CO.
Does the guy who wrote this article realize that women have the vote?
“I will be shocked if Hillary does not win. So much media promotion and very little American awareness of the issues.”
I agree. No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
I predicted she wouldn’t run because she was raising so much money for the Clinton Foundation. That money isn’t useful for a campaign, legally.
I don't think so....she has a whole bunch of new lies.
Hillary has more lies on record than Bill has bimbos.
Former NYT Editor: Hillary Expects Journalists To Be ‘100 Percent In Her Corner,’ Especially Women
Stopped reading right there.
HilBilly is ALREADY running.
She ought to eat her make-up.
Hillary Clinton isnt likely ever to become president of the United States
From his mouth to God’s ears.
This weekend I encountered one of my wife’s libtard friends who espouses “President Hillary” every chance she gets. I told her that hillary is just too conservative for a modern progressive such as myself (yeah right!) and I am going to support elizabutt warren.
My wife almost peed her pants laughing as her friend assumed that deer in the headlights facial expression libtards are known for when their ideas are challenged.
That sounds awesome
If “inevitable” Hillary was defeated by a guy from Kenya named Hussein in 2008, there’s every reason to believe that “haggard” Hillary is even more vulnerable.
I know the media “granny-gasm” over the birth of William Jefferson Webster Clinton-Mezvinsky will be a boost, but I don’t think she will get past the D primaries.
Unlike the Pubbies, the Dem’s don’t seem to be wedded to the “their turn” theory of nomination. If she starts to look like another Dole or McCain they’ll throw her under the bus.
Main drawback IMO is that she looks hideous in HD. And she becomes extremely shrill if someone manages to get under her skin. And by the time 2016 rolls around many in the electorate will have no memory of her husband’s Presidency.
I agree. I think the book release was somewhat of a trial balloon. And it popped. I see her changing oourse very soon to her deciding that being a grandma is more important to her than running for the WH. She might drag her feet on this a bit to give the DNC a chance to figure out what they will do without her.
How long has that been true? The country has needed something new -- or rather better -- for a long time but it doesn't seem to get it.
Maybe the author's the one not living in the real world. Just because he sees a need for something new and understands Hillary's inadequacies, doesn't mean real world voters will meet the need or see through Hillary.
Hillary / Moochelle 2016 Baby!
We are the Democrats and we focus on Stupidity!
Just look at the Community Organizer in Chief bring back Middle East wars, the fall of Iraq and the glorious return of the USSR in less than 2 YEARS!
NEVER underestimate the stupidity of this idiocracy. It elected a POS twice.
Shitlery will be the next _resident if she wants to be.
IMO she will not run. I have $5 and a pitcher of Margaritas riding on it. :-)
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