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Analysis:Why Hillary Clinton could bury the Republican presidential field
CBC ^ | 02/25/2014 | Neil Macdonald

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:39:26 AM PST by Phlap

So. Hillary Clinton, then. The next president of the United States?

Well, let's see: her closest rival for her own party's nomination is Joe Biden, and a recent poll suggests Clinton has a 61-point lead over the rather mawkish vice-president.

The same poll gives her a 65-point edge over the next most mentioned Democratic contender, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

There are other possibilities, most of them in the same league. That makes Clinton the highest-rated Democratic front-runner ever.

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It is just as it was in the run up to 2008. But then came Barry and everything changed. We will see how it works out this time around.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:39:26 AM PST by Phlap
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To: Phlap

what field?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:40:57 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Phlap

It’s interesting, the Left is running someone they dumped in 2008. She is clearly a NeoCon, the opposite of Obama. And she lusts for the intel power she would have under the NSA and DHS. She would be drunk on that power. And the press has fallen down and worshipped her to give her that power. IMHO, the world must be looking at the US and seeing the Rise of the 4th Reich. No wonder they are all afraid of us and isolating themselves from us now. The world saw this with Germany in the 1930s, and now it’s happening again


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:42:23 AM PST by realcleanguy
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To: Phlap

She does not look well....


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:42:34 AM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: Phlap

Uh...perhaps it would be wise not to have “Hillary” and “bury” in the same sentence.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:44:31 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Phlap

This is the Hilderbeast’s last shot at POTUS. The MSM is going to pull out all the stops to get her in. The DNC is in full war mode, they’ve already put VA in her pocket. The only hope is another game changing off year election like 2010. However, it seems the Republican wing of the DNC is hell bent on denying any credit to the Tea Party. They’ll sacrifice all hope of a presidential win to this end , by nominating Christie or someone of that ilk.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:45:33 AM PST by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: realcleanguy

Remember the FBI files she and Bubba kept?


7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:47:30 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: realcleanguy

Remember the FBI files she and Bubba kept?


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:47:31 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Phlap

Hillary Clinton = 900 FBI files = DISQUALIFIED.

Catchy, ain’t it?


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:47:46 AM PST by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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To: Phlap

To prove she had a pair she would get us into major wars. Stupid wars. That’s why she won’t be elected.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 5:48:44 AM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: Phlap
Even John rino McCain likes her for president.

It is a long time until the election. With Globalist funding and Saul Lawinski tactics they think they can win. I am thinking Sarah and will vote for her and her type.

11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:49 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: Phlap

“So. Hillary Clinton, then. The next president of the United States?”

Humble ourselves. Seek His face. (Jesus - the government is upon His shoulders.) Seek His face. Turn from our wicked ways. He’ll hear us. He’ll forgive us. He’ll heal our land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

ISAIAH 9:6 (The Message Bible)
For a child has been born—for us!
the gift of a son—for us!
He’ll take over
the running of the world.
His names will be: Amazing Counselor,
Strong God,
Eternal Father,
Prince of Wholeness.
His ruling authority will grow,
and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.
He’ll rule from the historic David throne
over that promised kingdom.
He’ll put that kingdom on a firm footing
and keep it going
With fair dealing and right living,
beginning now and lasting always.
The zeal of God-of-the-Angel-Armies


12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:51:29 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Phlap

Barring a miracle, Hillary Clinton will be inaugurated in January 2017. The Republican Party is far too weak and broken now to contend for the White House. Not a single pretender in the GOP ranks is even within shouting distance of her in any poll whatsoever. Liberals will never break ranks with their party, large majorities of women will vote for her and the minorities — they’re as locked onto the floor of the democrat plantation as ever.

Aside from her own health issues, the only factor that could provide even the slightest road bump worth of drama would be yet another hardline leftist to rise to the top on the democrat side... perhaps a hispanic like one of the Castros from San Antonio. I’m thinking the more likely scenario is she’ll just bring a hispanic onto the ticket as her VP. But, unless someone unexpectedly surfaces on the GOP side, the election is a mere formality, en route to her coronation.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 5:52:51 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Phlap

The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) is usually out of touch with realities of US politics.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 5:53:23 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: stars & stripes forever
Humble ourselves. Seek His face.

Well, of course.. that's the only measure of hope this dying country has left.

15 posted on 02/25/2014 5:53:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Phlap

Hey ‘rats: in - your - dreams. Go ahead, run Hillary. Of any ‘rat name I’ve heard she has the most damning baggage. (by an order of magnitude or more) Best thing that could happen for the GOP - Hillary running against a GOP contender whose campaign has the stones to go after her. That last part is the big question.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 5:53:50 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
The only hope is another game changing off year election like 2010.

I agree wholeheartedly. That's where the emphasis for the GOP should be now.

17 posted on 02/25/2014 5:55:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Phlap

I think the Democrats have figured out how to fix presidential elections. I don’t foresee a Republican ever again.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 5:55:47 AM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: umgud
Remember the FBI files she and Bubba kept?

I remember Sean Hannity interviewing Lanny Davis (the "Pee Wee Herman" of the Democratic Party) about this on "Hannity and Colmes." Davis insisted that no one had access to the files, but, a few minutes later, Davis made a reference to something specific that was in one of the files. Hannity then asked him how he knew about that if no one was looking at the files. Davis, with a "deer in the headlights" look on his face, tried his best not to stutter and stammer through an answer.

19 posted on 02/25/2014 5:56:16 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: ryan71
I think the Democrats have figured out how to fix presidential elections.

Through entitlements, the breakdown of the family, infestation of the schools and universities with hardcore left "ideals" and de facto ownership of the "media," the dems have cobbled together the unshakeable majority they needed. This is a structural, rather than transitory advantage.

20 posted on 02/25/2014 6:00:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Phlap

It is just as it was in the run up to 2008. But then came Barry and everything changed. We will see how it works out this time around.

Hillary made tons of mistakes in 2008 along with Bill. I doubt highly she will run an organized campaign like she did in 2008.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 6:02:24 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Phlap
It is just as it was in the run up to 2008.

Not quite. This time they can't run against Bush and they have to run away from Obama. And how Hillary claims she has nothing to do with Obama's awful economy and policy is hard to fathom, even though I know the press will act like she was frozen in amber the whole time, was just thawed and is appalled at what she sees and ready to fix it all.

The GOP will mess it up, of course, by nominating some RINO loser who tries to win by running yet another reincarnation of the Thomas Dewey campaign of 1948.

22 posted on 02/25/2014 6:03:07 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Phlap
Any time I read an article like this about the inevitability of the Hillary! juggernaut, I remember this and just smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FvyGydc8no

23 posted on 02/25/2014 6:04:35 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Phlap

Because of an ignorant group of voters. Anyone with half a brain knows Hillary is worthless.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 6:05:01 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: Phlap
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Uh-huh
25 posted on 02/25/2014 6:07:33 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: ScottinVA

Through entitlements, the breakdown of the family, infestation of the schools and universities with hardcore left “ideals” and de facto ownership of the “media,” the dems have cobbled together the unshakeable majority they needed. This is a structural, rather than transitory advantage.


It’s only unshakable because the GOP has been running lousy candidates and lousy campaigns.

There is a populist opening a mile wide for the GOP to campaign on but they continue to be shackled by their Chamber of Cronies donors and conservative for pay consultants. That stuff really has nothing to do with the Dems.

If the GOP doesn’t get their act together they will lose again. Not because the Dems have a great candidate but because people will find no reason to support the GOP.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 6:09:12 AM PST by lodi90
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To: ScottinVA
barring a miracle...

The only "miracle" we need is for the ptb in the Republican Party stop working for a hillary presidency. Ted Cruz is smarter, more appealing, and able to make the case for constitutional conservative policies.

We win if we can beat the RNC, the Chamber of Commerce, and the beyond disgusting backstabbers, particularly in the US Senate.

27 posted on 02/25/2014 6:10:33 AM PST by grania
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To: ryan71

Ya think?


28 posted on 02/25/2014 6:10:57 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: umgud

I haven’t forgotten.

Who hired Craig Livingstone?


29 posted on 02/25/2014 6:15:08 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Phlap
Hillary is the authentic Miss Piggy. Born in the chinese year of the pig, Hillary has the same false bravado as Miss Piggy. Unfortunately for Hillary, her Kermie self destructed at Fort Marcie Park, years ago.

Brave Miss Piggy trudges on, uphill towards her trough in the sun. Her fans adore her. Her husband loathes her. And she is going to be our next president.

Time to invest in barf bags.

30 posted on 02/25/2014 6:15:15 AM PST by x_plus_one (The harvest is great but the workers are few. Salman Rushdie is still in hiding.)
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To: upchuck
Yeah, that's been my thought. She can dye her hair roots dark, but she still looks like she's auditioning for "Weekend at Bernie's, 2016". I can already picture her wheeling herself into debates wearing her Dr. Strangelove glasses.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 6:15:32 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: Phlap

In 2 years, millions of racists will turn into sexists over night.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 6:16:25 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Phlap

Clintonbots are putting out these stories.

Just like the Christiebots, the JBushbots, the Romneybots, the Huckabeebots, etc., are pushing articles favoring their candidate-of-choice.

Such articles are just propaganda — my selected candidate is the only one who can win.

==

A funny thing happened on Hillary’s last trip to her coronation.

==


33 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Phlap

If they run hilLIARy an we run ANY MAN we lose

Any man who cannot see this does nto understand women (but thats pretty much all of us)


34 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:54 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: realcleanguy

They didn’t dump hillary. They had two strong candidates and obama won. It’s hillary’s turn. She is poised to win in 2016 unless Republicans can get their act together and rally around a strong candidate. There is a huge opportunity to take out Hillary but only by a strong candidate. Cruz is strong enough. Could he pull in enough moderates and independents? Not sure about that part. He is the shot I see right now.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 6:24:11 AM PST by plain talk
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To: umgud

The FBI files Craig Livingston got were nothing but a ruse to divert attention away from completely different FBI files, that would be the 15,000 FBI files Janet Reno said she would release if she was confirmed as Attorneys General but instead of releasing the files she fired all the US Attorneys to cover up what was in the files and save not only herself, but the dem party.

Nobody raised any questions about Reno’s firing of the US Attorneys and the FBI files because they were too busy paying attention to the Clintons killing 80 people at Waco.

When Vince Foster started spilling his guts about the firing of the USA’s, he ended up belly up.

BTW Obamas justice dept. is in the process of compiling another 15-20,000 FBI files for little Miss Psycho Hillary to use, not just threaten to use, but use.

Just curious.

If the FBI files were a threat against republicans as you seem to believe, just why did the democrats fall into lockstep to support Bill Clinton during his impeachment?

Are the dems such good people they voted in lockstep to support Clinton so Hillary wouldn’t release the files and destroy the republicans as you believe would happen?

Or perhaps the FBI files aren’t files damaging to republicans as is commonly believed, but are in fact files damaging to dems.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 6:28:52 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Phlap

Watch some slick-talking young Hispanic without the baggage full of scandals surface in a few months and the aging nasty battleaxe will again fade away.


37 posted on 02/25/2014 6:39:41 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: ScottinVA

You’re right, and VA is no longer competitive in any meaningful sense of the word. People truly believe in HRC, and I don’t think we can do a thing about it. Much of it is the celebrity worshipper aspect of the uninformed American people.


38 posted on 02/25/2014 6:43:20 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: plain talk

They kind of dumped Hillary 1.0 as soon as Obama looked viable. Had he not done well or better than expected in the Iowa Caucus and taken out the Boy Wonder (John Edwards), some of Hillary 1.0’s supporters would have stuck with her. But as they say, the rest is history. I recall how many on the Rat side dropped Hillary 1.0 and swooned over to Obama at the snap of the fingers. Typical groupie like behavior.

In order for the GOP to take out Hillary 1.0 and early, the typical has beens like the Huckster, Santorum, et.al need to not even think about running. No more of the like of Herman Cain and other people who’s egos get pumped up thanks to Talk Radio. Is Cruz cut from this cloth? I really don’t know. But I do agree he would not back down from Hillary 2.0 nor her media minions which would be a change from the last two the GOP has put into the cage. The wise thing would be to let that strong bench of Governors battle it out and pick the last two standing as a ticket.

The GOP is going to have to learn to neutralize narratives or flat out disprove them with action. You get two on a ticket who are not from our publicity whore part of the party, then we have a better than good shot at winning. Who that is, I don’t know? But he and she are out there.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 6:43:44 AM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Sooth2222

This is the photo of the century which the American people will forever adore.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 6:45:12 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Phlap
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First Primary Debate For 2016 Democrat Nomination


41 posted on 02/25/2014 6:46:42 AM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: Proud2BeRight

If the dims follow their pattern there will be a slick talking young Hispanic like Julian Castro.

Funny though, when a party has already picked their winner this far out from an election, that person usually fades away for some reason. Remember the goofball from Vermont, Dean?

It will be fun though to see hitlary and slow joe go after each other.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 6:51:55 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: IMR 4350

The only thing I have to ask is why didn’t they use them in Hillary 1.0’s first attempt. They had to have some of those files on her fellow Democrats who dumped her for the Obama when he became viable. The only people who stayed loyal to her ironically where many black establishment Democrats. Hmmm, if only someone in the black establishment media would like to ask a few questions about that when one of their own was in a good position to win the nomination might be worth a Pulitzer or two? That’s if the Pulitzer people really appreciated good investigative journalism against their own.

You know the files for people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have to be a mile high along with many of the Black Congressional and media types as well who stayed on the Hillary 1.0 train until the end or at least before many of the White Democrats dumped her.


43 posted on 02/25/2014 6:52:03 AM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

The promise in Isaiah wasn’t made for us, it was made for Israel. This passage isn’t included in the New Covenant. God may very well lift His hand from the United States so that Israel becomes center stage once again. But there are some good personal applications for this passage.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 6:52:41 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Phlap
Ready.....for a nap.
45 posted on 02/25/2014 6:57:52 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Theodore R.

Yep. Any doubt about Virginia died when Fast Terry was elected, thus delivering the state to Hillary. The fact that people believe in her is a real head-scratcher, because she has next to nothing to post on a resume as an actual accomplishment. It appears Americans are placing their hopes in her doing a more thorough job of strongarming through Obama’s agenda.

The country turned hard left in 2008, insofar as Presidential contests are concerned. Americans, having been generationally inculcated on the wonders of government largesse, don’t want to be led by conservatives anymore. They want to be cared for, cradle-to-grave, along the lines of Euro-style socialism.

We had a great run, though... What a great blessing it was to have lived through the heady days of the Reagan era!


46 posted on 02/25/2014 6:59:50 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Barring a miracle, Hillary Clinton will be inaugurated in January 2017.

...absolutely...unless her health prevents it...however, she could be stalemated by a Republican Congress, and have to turn to Obama style hardball tactics to get things done...that won’t help her with the public once she gets in...


47 posted on 02/25/2014 7:11:00 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: Phlap

There will be others.
Besides Its the GOpees turn........anyway..... Its uniparty time, unless.........
people happen to notice this HUGE void, in a magnitude unseen since the 1850s!!!!!!!!!
Wanted: OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTY.

DESIRED SKILLS:
ABILITY TO REVERSE 65 YEARS OF CANCEROUS
CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTAL CORRUPTION.

never mind...I just realized that that aint gonna happen without a lot of pain.


48 posted on 02/25/2014 7:20:40 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: grania

Ted Cruz is smarter, more appealing, and able to make the case for constitutional conservative policies

...if Ted Cruz runs against Hilary Clinton, he will likely lose in the Electoral College by a vote margin of 347-191...

...Jeb Bush? something like 303-235...

...pubbies have to make up 126 ev’s, and win back a number of states in doing so...tough sledding, t say the least...


49 posted on 02/25/2014 7:25:18 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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To: The South Texan

“dumped” implies the dems rejected hillary. They simply liked obama better, rallied around Obama and he won. Comparative politics 101. In 2016 they will support their strongest candidate which could be Hillary ... or not. Dems are pretty disciplined.

I agree with the rest of your comments. Cruz is awesome but not clear to me he could suck in enough support to become President


50 posted on 02/25/2014 7:28:03 AM PST by plain talk
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