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

Skip to comments.

Hillary Clinton's Circle Isn't Sure She Should Run for President in 2016
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 18 Mar 2014 | Peter Nicholas

Posted on 03/19/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT by seanmerc

A Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy looks like a sure thing, with marquee Democratic donors and activists mobilizing for what they see as her inevitable entrance into the 2016 race.

Yet some of Mrs. Clinton's closest confidants and allies aren't sold on the idea that she should run. Their cautions add an unpredictable element as Mrs. Clinton weighs whether to seek the presidency again, a decision she says she plans to make later this year.

One of Mrs. Clinton's top advisers and former aides, Cheryl Mills, believes she should stay out of the contest and has told her as much, according to people familiar with her views. But Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) says she encourages Mrs. Clinton to run every chance she gets.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; benghazi; bornloser; clintonistas; clintoons; dims; dumbocrats; election2014; election2016; herroyalhighness; hildebeast; hillary2016; hillaryclinton; hillaryrodhamclinton; hrc; liberalmeathead; libya; pantsuit; rats; thehildebeast; whatdoesitmatter
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-68 next last

1 posted on 03/19/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

She shouldn’t run after having a stroke.

And if she does run, she had better be honest about her health.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc
What difference, at this point, does it make

Rinse, repeat.

3 posted on 03/19/2014 12:37:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

Her choice for VP will be huge.


4 posted on 03/19/2014 12:38:05 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

I don’t like her.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 12:38:51 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Huskrrrr

Her husband, perhaps? :-)


6 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:00 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

She is incapable of being honest about anything. I really believe her body is just a vessel for a dead soul.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

8 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dainbramaged

You are part of a long and distinguished list.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:25 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

She should wait for 2020. She will look even younger and be in better health then.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:37 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

Uh-oh....


11 posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:44 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Huskrrrr
Her choice for VP will be huge."

So Christie, then.....

12 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc


13 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Huskrrrr

It’s an ugly thought, isn’t it?


14 posted on 03/19/2014 12:40:53 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

The Clintons are corrupt but they are NOT stupid.
They can see things are NOT trending their way.
I’m expecting Cory Booker to be floated in 2016 by the Chicago Machine.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 12:42:15 PM PDT by Zathras
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
And if she does run, she had better be honest about her health.

You'd think that, wouldn't you? Of course, you'll find the formula to Coca-Cola before you'll see her hubby's medical records. Or W's for that matter. When we were a free country, we demanded stuff like that.

My theory is that she has a severe alcohol problem. I think they're worried that it will become more obvious if she can't stay sober.

16 posted on 03/19/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

When has she ever been honest about anything?


17 posted on 03/19/2014 12:43:30 PM PDT by huckfillary
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Forgotten Amendments

When was the last time the Clintoons were honest about anything?


18 posted on 03/19/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Zathras

Interesting. I have raised a similar point that after Obama beat Hillary in ‘08, his peeps are now firmly convinced that the Presidency is their personal property.

I feel the Democrat Party is going to have a really, really hard time nominating non-minorities going forward.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: huckfillary

Classic! You were posting that as I was typing the same thing! Great minds think alike.


20 posted on 03/19/2014 12:44:56 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Huskrrrr
Her choice for VP will be huge.

Do you think Christie would join her ticket?

21 posted on 03/19/2014 12:45:06 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

Oh I am so glad! Please don’t run HilLIARy against us! We are so afraid of HilLIARy running. You should not do that.. we would lose so bad if you did, people love her so much

You can do ANYthing just don’t run HilLIARY against us!!


22 posted on 03/19/2014 12:45:54 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

It would be a coronation to being the Queen of Hell...because that is what the rats are leaving to the next POTUS.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 12:47:32 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. K

Are you suggesting that Bill and the Hildebeast have been less than completely forthcoming with the American people?


24 posted on 03/19/2014 12:51:33 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc
"When was the last time the Clintoons were honest about anything?"

But they feel and share your pain!

25 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:02 PM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Zathras
The Clintons are corrupt but they are NOT stupid. They can see things are NOT trending their way. I’m expecting Cory Booker to be floated in 2016 by the Chicago Machine.

I agree. Videos of Hillary with her "Reset" button, her earlier attempts at nationalizing health care, as well as Benghazi are just a few things going against her. I also think her health is more of an issue than Hillary's camp is letting on. If she has any kind of health episode in a public setting with the cameras rolling, that will be it for her.

Regarding Booker, I think he may get some consideration as the VP candidate, but I can't see him at the top of the ticket - too many parallels with Obama's candidacy. I thought for a while that John Kerry might make another run at the White House, but after his disastrous stint as Secretary of State, I don't see that happening now.

26 posted on 03/19/2014 12:52:31 PM PDT by GreenHornet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

[ She shouldn’t run after having a stroke.

And if she does run, she had better be honest about her health. ]

Woody Wilson had a stroke in office and all the libs still love the racist bastard...


27 posted on 03/19/2014 12:54:08 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

I believe she will run and then resign soon after taking office. The REAL candidate will be who she picks as a running mate.

Hillary/Mooochelle ?

lol

The all hag ticket !


28 posted on 03/19/2014 12:54:22 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Forgotten Amendments
When we were a free country, we demanded stuff like that.

When was that? I don't recall hearing about George Washington's medical records when he ran, or Abraham Lincoln's. FDR's condition was kept secret, as was JFK's. As far as I can find, Reagan was the first candidate to release his medical records, when his age was made an issue. I'm not sure you can point to any Golden Age of American Freedom when this was an expected standard.

29 posted on 03/19/2014 12:55:19 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

Yes!...Run you old hag, run!


30 posted on 03/19/2014 12:56:30 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zathras
I’m expecting Cory Booker to be floated in 2016 by the Chicago Machine.

I think they hold the key to 2016. Whoever they back will win. So far I've not seen Axlegrease commit to anybody. Messina jumped on the Hillary bandwagon but he's a latecomer to the Chicago mob.

31 posted on 03/19/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: clintonh8r

Her choice for VP will be huge.”
So Christie, then.....

I could see them pick Chris Christie and tout it as the “Democrat Bi-Partisan Ticket” just to siphon away enough country club or ignorant republican voters to shoo hillary in then once sworn in all the “Bridge gate” files come out and they impeach Christie as revenge for her husband gettign impeaches and they put Harry Reid or nancy pe-lousy in as VP...


32 posted on 03/19/2014 12:58:44 PM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

Oh, a lot of us conservatives simply need a little time to adjust and I know we’ll come right around. Say, 2056?


33 posted on 03/19/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chajin

Do you think Christie would join her ticket?

I don’t think she would choose him imho.


34 posted on 03/19/2014 1:01:41 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

That’s possible.
The MSM would have a “bi-partisan gasm”.
Along with the “granny gasm” produced by the perfectly timed birth of William Jefferson Webster “lil bubba” Clinton-Mezvinsky.


35 posted on 03/19/2014 1:02:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

Hillary should run for President.....of Crimea.


36 posted on 03/19/2014 1:04:50 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc
She is strangely silent about recent events re Russia and the MSM hasn't looked her up for her take.

Disappeared on Benghazi also.

37 posted on 03/19/2014 1:09:17 PM PDT by QT3.14
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Zathras; hoosiermama; LucyT; WildHighlander57; crosslink

Speaking of the Chicago Machine...

http://pagesix.com/2014/03/12/emanuel-brothers-causing-a-stir/

Buzz at the Conservative Political Action Conference is that Hillary Clinton might not be running for president in 2016 — and might instead be a placeholder for Rahm, who was President Obama’s chief of staff before he ran for mayor.

Another theory: Rahm will be Hillary’s running mate on a Clinton-Emanuel ticket.

One clue as to ruthless Rahm’s ambitions: He is being showcased in CNN’s “Chicagoland,” the documentary series produced by Robert Redford which debuted on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Zeke, the bioethicist and fellow at the Center for American Progress, has emerged as the chief apologist for Obamacare.

The doctor just released a book titled: “Reinventing American Healthcare: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System.”

And Ari — the template for the brash Ari Gold character Jeremy Piven played in “Entourage” — is being credited with killing Mel Gibson’s career with the column he wrote in the Huffington Post back in 2006, urging Hollywood to shun Gibson for making anti-Semitic remarks.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 1:09:39 PM PDT by maggief
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc
One of the many knocks against Hillary is that she is power hungry and feels entitled to the presidency. Floating this story is an attempt to humanize her...she's REALLY conflicted....but will finally run for the good of the country.

She IS power hungry and feels entitled to the presidency...if she has a pulse she's running..if not the dims will prop her up for a weekend at Bernie's campaign.

39 posted on 03/19/2014 1:10:58 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA
She'll be as honest about her health as her husband was about his STDs.
40 posted on 03/19/2014 1:11:39 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: QT3.14

The last thing she would want to do is draw more attention to Benghazi.


41 posted on 03/19/2014 1:11:48 PM PDT by seanmerc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: maggief

Interesting.

In my view Clinton/Emanuel doesn’t have enough “color” to pull in the entitlement army.

I can see Clinton/Booker or Patrick
or Emanuel/Booker or Patrick


42 posted on 03/19/2014 1:14:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

She can’t pass the physical. Her body is producing blood clots and if one goes to her brain or lungs, she’s done.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 1:15:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red in Blue PA

She hasn’t been honest about anything in her life. Why would she start now?


44 posted on 03/19/2014 1:22:58 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6
She can’t pass the physical. Her body is producing blood clots and if one goes to her brain or lungs, she’s done.

You make that sound like it's a bad thing.

45 posted on 03/19/2014 1:25:22 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Forgotten Amendments

“My theory is that she has a severe alcohol problem.”

I’ve been saying this, too. Think alcohol first when someone has a “fall” and very few clarifying medical details are provided to the public.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 1:27:15 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc

If America would elect this piece of crap of crap criminal as a follow up to Obama then America is over..........


47 posted on 03/19/2014 1:34:02 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation
I don't see Rahm Emanuel going anywhere.

1) He is intensely unlikeable, even in his own party.

2) Highly publicized problems with unions. They'll take revenge.

3) Americans don't elect mayors president. Not sure why, but we don't.

Deval Patrick is a child. He was basically a front man for the Democrats in the Mass Legislature.

I guess you could say something similar about the incumbent, but Deval doesn't have the kind of machine that got behind Obama.

Obama lite doesn't look like a winning recipe for 2016.

Cory Booker -- likewise too inexperienced -- and unmarried (and kind of a child himself).

I wouldn't write off White guys like Schweitzer or chicks like Gillibrand.

Probably Julian Castro is too young and only a mayor and with a name like Castro, he'll have a lot of explaining to do, but the country might relish having a twin in the White House.

At the very least, the jokes that couldn't be avoided might lead to a rebirth of political satire.

48 posted on 03/19/2014 1:35:26 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: seanmerc
My Question, which then could lead to a theory- WHAT HAPPENS TO ALL THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS HILLARY IS COLLECTING IF SHE DOES NOT RUN?????
49 posted on 03/19/2014 1:36:48 PM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: unixfox

Well, let’s say she throws a blood clot and it goes to her brain and she has a massive stroke. The Democrats will still elect her President. She’ll give her State Of The Union Speech and say “Smarg granfu skronk blat” and Chris Matthews will be on TV saying that was the greatest State Of The Union Speech he’s ever heard and I’ll laugh so hard that I’ll shoot beer out of my nose and I hate to waste good beer.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 1:38:25 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-68 next last

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