But don’t count Hillary out.
Granted, they blocked her from the presidency. But they gave her SoS, and she left the Middle east in flames, just as she not doubt promised to do.
If she’s breathing, she’s plotting.
Or rather, if her carrier flesh is oxygenating, she’s plotting.
Having gone to all this effort and expense, I don't see the cabal's leadership letting their acquired power slip through their fingers.
For purpose of discussion, let's stipulate that Obama leaves office on schedule in 2016. On the other hand, if he's become a burden, he'll be made a martyr.
The chosen successor MUST be somebody who has proven themselves loyal and committed to a continuing program of "communism at home, radical Islam abroad".
Hillary, certainly, has made her contribution in both respects.
But...I wonder if she doesn't also represent a prohibitive risk. When you get Hillary, you get a competing power center...you get Bill. And you get another set of advisors and consultants -- who may not be "with the program".
Moreover, you get a team that might be more interested in crass corruption than in executing the desired policy. And a team that might think they're bigger and more important than you. While they might be inclined to cooperate (e.g., Huma), they might also decide to call their own shots.
By contrast, I don't think Obama has ever questioned his controllers or has any desire to act independently. He's along for the ride...and the revenge.
Obama's superiors are powerful enough to take Hillary out...if they wish. A few leaks about Benghazi could destroy her candidacy. Where they might go next, though, I haven't a clue...
At any rate, the 2016 general election figures to be the absolute dirtiest ever.