Skip to comments.DeLay: 'Hillary Will Be the Next President'
Posted on 12/12/2006 1:03:56 PM PST by Quilla
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said today that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) would be elected president in 2008 and would probably tap Senate colleague Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) as her running mate.
DeLay met with conservative bloggers at a weekly lunch meeting hosted by HUMAN EVENTS and the Heritage Foundation. He is making the rounds in Washington to promote his new blog and activism website, TomDeLay.com.
DeLay said he was motivated to start the blog and create the Grassroots Action and Information Network after observing the success of liberal organizations such as MoveOn.org, the Media Fund and Americans Coming Together. He said he hopes to utilize some of the same tools to help Republicans win elections.
Its this liberal coalition, working in concert with the news media, that will propel Clinton to the White House in 2008, DeLay said. Hillary will be the next president of the United States because they have built a coalition, he said.
DeLay also implored conservatives to start digging into Obamas past. He said Obamas record in the Illinois Senate was on par with a Marxist leftist. Citing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford of Tennessee, DeLay said Obama was attempting to disguise his liberal views. (Read Amanda Carpenters report on Obama and his conflicting rhetoric.)
DeLay named Clinton loyalists Harold Ickes, Sidney Blumenthal, James Carville, Paul Begala and Joe Lockhart as the masterminds behind the left-wing coalition. He said that these groups, more than anything else, contributed to the GOPs fall this November. I have never seen a more powerful coalition, he said.
One such example of the coalitions power played out precisely as planned in Californias 11th District. Republican Rep. Richard Pombo was toppled after facing an onslaught of attacks from the left.
DeLay said his goal in creating the new organization is to turn ideas into action. He said he will reach out to the diverse coalition of conservative groups and bring them together to rival the coalition built by liberals. Prior to the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress, DeLay said he employed a similar strategy that the GOP has gradually abandoned.
One day after launching the new website, DeLay said hes had 100 people pay the $52 per year to join the Grassroots Action and Information Network.
whose the first chairman - Will Gotton?
"Reverse psychology" might put some fire in the belly, but don't give the enemy quotes ammo, Tom!
Disagree. I think her ego and lust for power are too strong. In this respect this makes her more of a man than Teddy Kennedy, who chickened out of future presidential races after due reflection on what happened to his older brothers.
Do you need any roomies? Lake Louise is my favorite place in the entire world.
Is it any wonder the GOP got beat in '06.
Our leaders are following the Dems.
Say "Hello" to Art Bell for me, while you're there........
Ted Kennedy ran for President in 1980. He lost to Carter! Seems like he was thinking of another run in '84.
It beats killing bugs for a living, I suppose.
The Rodham-Hussein ticket.
It just might work -- unless during the campaign we can force her to answer substantive questions and engage in a debate -- activities she's so far successfully sheltered herself from.
Hey Tom, do you possess French blood?
Last Senator to win the White House was Kennedy in 1960. And that took some doing in Illinois!
Just slink away Tom. You have done great damage to the Party.
Tom...Tom...Tom....I am embarrassed that I worked on your initial campaign to get you into office even more now. YOU are part of the problem since you wimped out and let another seat fall to the democrats IMHO. You are and have never been close too what the conservatives aspired we'd get done with a Republican congress. Just part of the problem and now we are rid of you!! Newt's my hero.
Although Hillary! could very well be the dem's candidate for 2008, I highly doubt she will reach the WH again. Could just be denial on my part, but I do not think Americans are ready to vote for a woman (if that is indeed what Hillary! is) president.
I didn't say he never ran. I meant that he became so fat, happy and secure in the Senate, he figured why take the physical risk to myself by running for President in the future.
"Did he predict whether he would be in prison during her term?"
Did he predict that she would be in prison?
Sounds like someone is trying to raise campaign funds.