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Mary Matalin: Hillary Won't Even Run
NewsMax ^ | February 8, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 02/08/2014 11:18:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The wide variety of potential candidates for the Republican presidential nomination boils down to one question in many quarters — which one can beat Hillary Clinton?

But to at least one powerful Republican consultant, Mary Matalin, the "Hillary" question is pointless.

"Hillary Clinton’s lead is ephemeral," Matalin told Politico Magazine. "As soon as she gets in, if she gets in, she will be challenged and it will evaporate. Just the nature of the beast. I predict she doesn’t run."

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Political consultant and media strategist Mark McKinnon predicts a "Clash of the Titans" battle between Clinton and Bush for the White House in 2016.

"Jeb Bush is the sort of pragmatic, common-sense and compassionate conservative Republicans need to win back the White House," said McKinnon. "He’d attract Hispanics and likely win the key electoral prize of his home state, Florida. And he has a great record to run on, including some innovative, forward-thinking strategies like early childhood investment. Florida leads the country in the number of four-year olds in literacy programs—over 70 percent, and Jeb did it without increasing taxes."

McKinnon said he is not worried about either Bush or Clinton being too familiar for voters to choose....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016; 2016demprimary; 2016election; bush; chrischristie; democrats; election2014; election2016; hillary; hillary2016; jebbush; matalin; palin
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1 posted on 02/08/2014 11:18:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like its been decided already.


2 posted on 02/08/2014 11:22:33 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would actually have an open mind about Bush, if his name wasn’t Bush. We don’t need a rulling class, we don’t need some odd monarchy.


3 posted on 02/08/2014 11:32:13 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her health will be a factor. She often looks awful. She was an awful Secretary of State, She just flew around glad handing world leaders, dictators and strong men.

John Effin is worse because he it taking an activist role while Hillary did nothin


4 posted on 02/08/2014 11:34:46 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

If she does run, the first thing to see is her medical
records, all of them.

I personally don’t think she will run, her health
is shakey at best, when even Bill looks better than
her, you know something is wrong.

And please NO MORE BUSHES!


5 posted on 02/08/2014 11:40:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

How about a joint merger? A Jeb-Hillary ticket for 2016?


6 posted on 02/08/2014 11:44:20 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To quote George F’n Will: “Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and Clintons gotta run for political office.”

Hellery’s running, no question. And ya gotta question Matalin’s judgment — after all, she married Snakehead. And had children with him. Ew.


7 posted on 02/08/2014 11:44:39 PM PST by twister881
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To: dennisw

People call her a drunk and sick but do we even know? She did have a short period in her life where she was decent looking but that was a long time ago so being aged and ugly doesn’t mean she’s sick.

I can’t think of one positive accomplishment of her’s while she was SOS. Bet she doesn’t really want to run - she wants to be POTUS but doesn’t want the misery. Whoever comes after Obama will have hell to pay and if it’s a rat there will be too much ‘splainin’ to do. Heck, even Obama is campaigning against his record now.


8 posted on 02/08/2014 11:48:15 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the push is for Bush on year from now, don’t be surprised if Chris Christie starts throwing rhetorical bombs and challenges in Jeb’s direction. By then, many of Chris’s mistakes and presumed ‘sins’ would look small and inconsequential. There is a certain segment of conservatives that will always dislike and resent Chris because of the appearance of disloyalty to Romney in 2012. Some will never, ever forgive that behavior.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 11:54:54 PM PST by lee martell
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To: dennisw
She was an awful Secretary of State, She just flew around glad handing world leaders, dictators and strong men.

What was actually accomplished during her time as our Sec of State? This woman would be a tough candidate, but only because the entire media will try to drag her across the finish line, not that she has a resume.

10 posted on 02/08/2014 11:55:18 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mary Matalin: Hillary Won't Even Run
Now where have we heard that before??
Speaking of Dick Morris, he follows Rush on 1210 AM in Philadelphia; the program is not syndicated nationally but is about Philadelphia/NJ - in addition to national politics.
Listening to Rush is explicitly part of his show prep; he always teases his program before its start by referring in a collegial tone to something Rush said and promising his own critique of it. He is generally quite interesting.

He normally has a co-host, but the guy has had such a bad case of the flu that he’s been out for 3-4 weeks.


11 posted on 02/08/2014 11:56:19 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: lee martell

Christie may act the “tough guy” but I’m sure he knows better than to cross the Bush machine. That’s GOP 101.


12 posted on 02/08/2014 11:59:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Mary Matalin’s words do not loosen our guard in regards to the Hildebeast. The Beast knows how to hide her true nature behind a facade of lovable bubbliness. She definitely knows when to play her hand.


13 posted on 02/09/2014 12:02:51 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Aria

Hillary has thyroid and other health problems.


14 posted on 02/09/2014 12:06:39 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That famed “Bush Machine” has been Out Of Commission for years. Just look at the last few big elections. They (the Bushes and their powerbrokers) are continuing to ignore the sincerity and more importantly the significance of the Tea Party, at their own peril, might I add. Just take a look at their ‘architect, aka Tokyo Rove. Not very relevant or useful these days, is he? That Machine is overdue for a tune-up and replacement of worn parts.


15 posted on 02/09/2014 12:09:36 AM PST by lee martell
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To: jonrick46

I just posted it FYI. I don’t believe it for a minute. If she had to campaign from an iron lung or a rolling hospital bed, she’d do so. Only death is going to keep her out of this. She’s wanted this since she was in law school. And if Bill dies in the meantime, watch the whole Democratic Party cast him as a martyr to the GOP who “hounded him to death” over Monica Lewinsky.


16 posted on 02/09/2014 12:10:24 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Democrats argue that the Repubicans (GOP? RINOs? whomever) are at war with women. But is Ms Matlin’s analysis of Hillary’s rumored plans for POTUS an indication that it is actually the Democrats who are at war with women, and that Democrats are unthnkingly projecting themselves into Republicans?

Or maybe this 5 cent psychiatrist ought to look for another job.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 12:10:57 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: lee martell

I saw them in action in 1987-88 at the Iowa caucuses. I was in a unique position. At night, I guarded then Vice President Bush’s aircraft and fleet of automobiles at the Air National Guard base and in the morning I worked for a rival Republican campaign. Don’t “misunderestimate” what they’re capable of. They have an army of Yuppies and country clubbers at their disposal and tons of cash.


18 posted on 02/09/2014 12:14:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: twister881
To quote George F’n Will: “Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and Clintons gotta run for political office.”

Hellery’s running, no question. And ya gotta question Matalin’s judgment — after all, she married Snakehead. And had children with him. Ew.

Chelsea is delivering the keynote address at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, during the second weekend in March.

I can't imagine what she'll talk about. We already know how important the internet is. And how big social media is right now. The only thing left is for her tell me what I should be doing. Or to announce that either her, or mother—or both!—are running for office and how their campaign(s) will be "transformative" "revolutionary" and "game-changing" thanks their plan to do it all on the google-tubes.

19 posted on 02/09/2014 12:20:45 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: dennisw

Thyroid is generally no biggie...but I guess it can be in certain cases.


20 posted on 02/09/2014 12:27:29 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people are just so ugly I can’t take them serious because I can’t hear them. They’re talking and talking all I’m thinking is “Damn, you’re ugly.” Plus, she married Carville. How smart could she possible be.


21 posted on 02/09/2014 12:29:49 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘”Jeb Bush is the sort of pragmatic, common-sense and compassionate conservative Republicans need to win back the White House,” said McKinnon’

Yeah right, Mark. It’s that kind of advice that gave us the current mess in the White House, and BTW, the worst GOP Speaker in my memory!


22 posted on 02/09/2014 12:33:56 AM PST by GilesB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Political consultant and media strategist Mark McKinnon predicts a "Clash of the Titans" battle between Clinton and Bush for the White House in 2016.

I felt like someone slugged me in the gut when I read that just now.... I almost threw up and now I need a good stiff drink.

23 posted on 02/09/2014 1:24:18 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A health-related issue would be the only reason I can see Clinton not running.

If she still wants to be President, and I cannot fathom a supremely political creature like HRC wanting anything less than the Oval Office, then she’ll run. It’s her last chance to get the nomination, and quite frankly, probably her best chance. There’s not likely to be another candidate in 2016 that will hit all the liberal buttons like Obama did.

Now, I’m hoping she *doesn’t* run, simply because she’s probably the toughest candidate to beat. Biden is a joke, Warren is a more liberal, less likeable Hillary type, and so on.


24 posted on 02/09/2014 1:24:43 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: wastedyears

>> Looks like its been decided already.

How ‘bout we undecide...


25 posted on 02/09/2014 2:14:07 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: lee martell

Christie was a factor as to why Romney l’ost. Why should conservatives forgive him?


26 posted on 02/09/2014 2:14:10 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Romney was the factor as to why Romney lost, and I seriously believe he’s going to be the GOP candidate again, because they never learn and they don’t care anyway.

But I think Matalin is right. Hillary looks like death warmed over, that is, not just unsightly, but sick. She has done nothing to distinguish herself during her time as an Obama minion, and I actually do think “What difference does it make?” Will come back to haunt her.

I think the Dems will pick one of their younger harpies such as Fauxcahontas, Sandra Fluke or Wendy Davis. Obama has proved that lack of experience and credentials , not to mention a totally fictitious background, is no barrier to being president.


27 posted on 02/09/2014 3:08:12 AM PST by livius
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To: lee martell

Christie was in Texas this week, fundraising.

No one would go near him.

Perry was out of town, and Greg Abbott was 300 miles away.
Busy.


28 posted on 02/09/2014 3:20:50 AM PST by stanne
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz ran against their boy Dewhurst and surprised everyone by winning the Sen Primary.


29 posted on 02/09/2014 3:22:52 AM PST by stanne
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To: dennisw
She looks like she's auditioning for "Weekend at Bernie's 2016".

Still, I'll believe she's completely out of it when they bury her at the crossroads with a wooden stake through her heart.

30 posted on 02/09/2014 3:37:30 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: wastedyears

“Looks like its been decided already.”

If you are correct, it will be the third time in a row I vote repub, holding my nose.


31 posted on 02/09/2014 3:43:21 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Aria
I can’t think of one positive accomplishment of hers while she was SOS.

There, fixed it.

32 posted on 02/09/2014 3:44:49 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow... two political dinosaurs of the last generation hyped up by a political paleontologist campaign consultant himself.

We have just got to stop even giving self-serving hypotheses like this any credence.

The fact is the dubious performance by these two’s kin in the last millennium prepared the way for the tyranny of Obama. That alone is reason enough to discount them with cause, from either side of this great political chasm we now have.


33 posted on 02/09/2014 3:49:29 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haven’t read comments here yet.

I agree with Maitlin and completely disagree with the other person who is pushing the liberal RINO Jeb Bush. Bush is another politician who thinks the government should control and direct education of our children, and is a big proponent of amnesty for foreign nationals living in America ILLEGALLY!


34 posted on 02/09/2014 3:58:07 AM PST by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
including some innovative, forward-thinking strategies like early childhood investment. Florida leads the country in the number of four-year olds in literacy programs—over 70 percent

And what's the data?

35 posted on 02/09/2014 3:59:29 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: livius

Yea,the fact that Obama put millions on the dole had nothing to do with it!


36 posted on 02/09/2014 4:09:32 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary is a psycho as the guy in the oval office now. She will run unless she is not on the planet.


37 posted on 02/09/2014 4:23:53 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time for another Kennedy. They just need to find one that’s not in rehab.


38 posted on 02/09/2014 4:25:46 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: dennisw

“How about a joint merger? A Jeb-Hillary ticket for 2016?”

Yeah, end the charade and have an one uniparty ticket.


39 posted on 02/09/2014 4:28:21 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Hillary has never accomplished anything by herself whatever,if anything, she has accomplished has been through connections.


40 posted on 02/09/2014 4:29:28 AM PST by monocle
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To: duckman

“If you are correct, it will be the third time in a row I vote repub, holding my nose.”

That’s precisely why we get such crappy candidates. The gop wing of the uniparty believes conservatives will vote for any closet liberal so long as it has an “R” after it.


41 posted on 02/09/2014 4:36:43 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Sooth2222

rk glasses sitting next to Slick Willy.


42 posted on 02/09/2014 4:38:55 AM PST by octex
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To: Vince Ferrer
This woman would be a tough candidate, but only because the entire media will try to drag her across the finish line, not that she has a resume.

Well said.

Hillary is a dream candidate for liberals. "The first woman candidate." "The smartest woman in the world." "The logical candidate to carry on the work of Obama." "She has a world of experience."

The mainstream media will do a "Chris Christie bridgegate" on whoever the Republicans offer up while explaining why Hillary walks on water.

43 posted on 02/09/2014 4:41:52 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: RKBA Democrat

It’s been done before, for example in 1864.


44 posted on 02/09/2014 4:44:31 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Aria

No accomplishments as SOS? Try none since being thrown off the Watergate Committee for being an unethical liar.


45 posted on 02/09/2014 4:47:21 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: octex

Having problems with posting comments on FR this AM.

What I tried to post was that Hillary looked like an old Cabbage Patch doll with dark glasses in the pic in #30.

She has no accomplishments in all of her political endeavors. Did she write any bills as a phony Senator that were passed? Did she do anything as SOS that was meaningful, other than flying over a million miles and dining/drinking on taxpayers’ dollars?


46 posted on 02/09/2014 4:51:34 AM PST by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think she’ll be incapacitated or dead by then.


47 posted on 02/09/2014 4:54:53 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: dennisw
Hillary's health will be a factor. She often looks awful.

Yup.

Chelsea must know something----she said recently that her mother needs to rest, not run.

In a recent news clip---it appeared Billy was supporting a weak Hillary---helping her walk and sit.

48 posted on 02/09/2014 4:55:58 AM PST by Liz
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To: Vince Ferrer

Hear hear. Well over half of the people who have voted in a Presidential election have only seen one (2012) that wasn’t soaked with speculation of whether a Bush or a Clinton would be the next President.


49 posted on 02/09/2014 4:57:05 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dennisw

I agree. I get exhausted just looking at her. She looks like hell. It is not just age either. It is a “I am tired of life” look.


50 posted on 02/09/2014 4:58:22 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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