Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Hype-notized: Hillary-Wendy 2016 is “dream ticket”
Legal Insurrection ^ | February 3, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson

Posted on 02/03/2014 11:51:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Wendy Davis has inspired some Texas-sized hype after her pro-late term abortion filibuster.

That hype has hit the rocks of a busted personal narrative, a bizarre media strategy, and a “deja victim” attitude.

But some true believers still believe.

Like the author of this column, Hillary Clinton and Wendy Davis could be the 2016 Democrat presidential dream ticket:

If elected, Hillary Clinton would become the first woman elected President of the United States. Adding a woman as running mate could energize women all over the country, but particularly in the south.

The logical choice for a variety of reasons is Texas state senator Wendy Davis.

Doesn’t she have to get elected governor first?

Of course, but Davis is now getting herself positioned as a very strong candidate who could loosen the Republican stranglehold in Texas of Republican governors?

Davis is scaring the “beejeezes” out of her competition as evidence by the opposition research out there trying to derail her candidacy.

It is not working and signs are it is backfiring in Davis’ favor.

Is Clinton/Davis a possible ticket for 2016? …

A Davis victory in Texas will certainly intrigue Hillary Clinton. The geographic possibilities are enormous. If this “red state” indeed turns purple in 2014, that would tip the election to the Democrats far into the future. The 38 electoral votes in Texas (up 4 electoral votes from 2010) are low-hanging fruit with Davis on the national ticket.

It is for that very reason that Democrats will flock to Texas to give Wendy Davis a helping hand, not so much for winning in Texas, but for the national implications of controlling the White House for four more years, with an option for another four.

There is a big “what if” in that equation, namely Davis winning the Texas Governor’s race.

What possibly could go wrong? Other than everything.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; abortionbarbie; hillary; wendydavis
A successful big-state governor who had no powerful father or husband to aid her isn't qualified to be vice president but a gold-digging state senator is? Oh, the one is pro-life and the other is pro-abortion? That explains it, never mind!
1 posted on 02/03/2014 11:51:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary would pick a man for VP.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 11:54:08 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting ticket. One stuck with a no-good husband and the other dumped a decent husband. Could lead to some interesting ‘family values’ discussions.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 12:08:32 AM PST by fhayek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d be happy with that ticket. Easy to ridicule.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 12:12:15 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary can make anyone she wants vice president.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 12:28:23 AM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not going to happen. Look for Hillary to have a La Raza-type hispanic VP... someone to be groomed for after her second term ends in 2024. By then the hispanic vote will be well into the 30-35% range.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 1:18:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“Hillary can make anyone she wants vice president.”

Exactly. She could bring Barney Frank out of retirement to be her running mate and still win by 10%+, but the hispanics want their piece of the action and will demand one of their own. I bet it’ll be one of Joaquin or Julian Castro.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 1:25:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA
it’ll be one of Joaquin or Julian Castro
8 posted on 02/04/2014 1:27:22 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“dream ticket”

I think they meant “nightmare ticket”


9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:22:24 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

My word....these people really are barking moonbats....

Wendy Davis isn’t going to be the governor of Texas....either...


10 posted on 02/04/2014 3:21:25 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ScottinVA

Hellary will win in the biggest landlside since Reagan-Carter Electoral College -wise .


11 posted on 02/04/2014 3:26:19 AM PST by sushiman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kevmo

Finally, America’s historic first gynecocracy.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 3:52:48 AM PST by Ancient Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Benghazi She has so much baggage and is so incompetent that she will not win. Then there is the question of her health


13 posted on 02/04/2014 3:54:40 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author of this article is dreaming. Davis is not benefiting from any backlash over the truth about her coming out. She is attempting to deflect blame to Abbott and he’s had nothing to do with it. She will not win in Texas.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 4:14:58 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sushiman

Most likely, though the GOP nominee will probably win more than six states.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 4:21:03 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: sushiman

Agreed. I am convinced Hillary will be POTUS. She should have no problem winning/stealing every state Obama picked up in 2012 (with his disastrous record), at minimum. She and Bill will basically run as a team. Campaign theme will be Clinton’s 1990s economy and gender politics (first woman, are you ready, lets make history, etc). It won’t be a Reaganesque landslide but similar to Obama 2008. Sadly. The country, on the POTUS election level, demographically speaking, has shifted to a much more pro welfare, less self reliance state of mind.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 4:42:13 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut; sushiman
Last time out, Hillary couldn't beat an relatively unknown half term senator, with a history of cocaine use and a professional background of being nothing more than a community organizer.

Other than her stellar performance with Benghazi and getting eight years uglier, what on earth has changed in her appeal that leads you to both believe that she will win the presidency in some historic landslide?

17 posted on 02/04/2014 4:56:46 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What difference does it make?!!


18 posted on 02/04/2014 5:03:07 AM PST by MNnice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dead

Besides barrels of money ; the Hispanic , female and black voting blocks in the bag ; no real opposition in the Dem party ; her husband ( yes , he will be an asset ) ...? She will be anointed by the media, Hollywood, and pop culture just like Obozo was in 2008 . Only difference between then and now is O was hailed as the “ messiah “ , & Clinton will be the “ queen “ ready to ascend to HER Royal throne .


19 posted on 02/04/2014 5:25:54 AM PST by sushiman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

in Satan’s dreams.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 5:46:51 AM PST by huldah1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fhayek

One believes in dismembering infants in their own mother’s womb and the other leaves her Benghazi team to be slaughtered and deserted and covered up.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 5:51:49 AM PST by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: sushiman
Every Democratic candidate since JFK and far into the future will be the darling of the liberal media in this country, but Republicans have managed to win quite a few elections in that period anyway.

She's a horrible candidate. An petulant idiot as a debater, an unlikeable personality and a horrendous history of failed statist ideas and a forty year stench of corruption and lies.

The GOP just needs to nominate a true conservative to highlight the differences and rally the base. The media will fail this go round.

22 posted on 02/04/2014 5:54:44 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Their ‘Dream Ticket’ is a blowhard and a suck hard?.......................


23 posted on 02/04/2014 6:18:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson