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Bill Kristol Floats Hillary Clinton–David Petraeus Ticket in 2016, Is Wrong
New York Magazine ^ | 4/21 | Joe Coscarelli

Posted on 04/21/2014 2:13:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Because what Hillary Clinton really needs is a running mate who resigned in disgrace over an affair with a much younger woman, a.k.a. a constant reminder of the darkest time in her public and private life. If that sounds like the dream scenario of a desperate neocon who would like to drudge up that ugliness over and over again in columns for months come election time, that's because it is!

Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol credits his "savvy friend" with the prediction in a bizarre parenthetical in his weekly email newsletter that promises "timely observations and reflections."

Earlier in the note, Kristol writes, "Every poll shows the American public, by about two to one, thinks the nation is on the wrong track. That’s the track of contemporary liberalism. It’s the track Hillary Clinton has diligently chugged along for her entire adult life. As president, she’d be a dutiful chaperone of further American decline. The American people deserve better."

He goes on:

I know populism has a problematic history and remains something of a mixed bag, and a few friends and allies have expressed surprise to me in recent months at the kinds words I've had for populism, at least populism rightly understood. But then you read an article like this in the New York Times, and you think about how to frame a 2016 race against Hillary Clinton (by the way, a savvy friend is absolutely convinced her running mate in 2016 will be David Petraeus—something worth thinking about, perhaps). And I think you've got to conclude that the way to defeat "the first woman president" (but also an elitist and dynastic one) is with a candidate from Middle America who speaks for Middle America in ways understandable to Middle America.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billkristol; clinton; hillary; petraeus
I can see it. Petraeus will do anyhthing Hillary tells him.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 2:13:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“What difference, at this point, does it make”

Rinse, repeat.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 2:14:45 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.)
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To: nickcarraway

No one pays any attention to Bill Kristol any longer.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 2:21:22 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: nickcarraway

Does Bill live in Colorado now?


4 posted on 04/21/2014 2:22:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: nickcarraway

The Cheaters Ticket.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You do not have to live in Colorado to partake in the Colorado wacko weed whining.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 2:25:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

Offering him the VP job could keep him from ever giving up what he knows about Benghazi.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 2:25:50 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

By his silence, Petreaus has betrayed his oath to duty, HONOR, and country. I have no time nor any respect for that man. He sold out his men, and that is unforgivable in my eyes.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 2:31:36 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: nickcarraway

Now we know who the neo-con dream team is for 2016.

Sorry Secretary Powell and Senator McCain. Better luck in 2020...


9 posted on 04/21/2014 2:31:43 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe Hillary should take Monica for a spin. It seemed to work for Bill.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 2:33:04 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: nickcarraway
...who would like to drudge up that ugliness over and over again in columns for months come election time...

Drudge would love to drudge up that stuff... You know he would...

11 posted on 04/21/2014 2:38:36 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a good democrat ticket. A murderer and an adulterer. Big umbrella party!


12 posted on 04/21/2014 2:39:56 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: nickcarraway
Okay, so who would be the ideal running mate for Hillary....
13 posted on 04/21/2014 2:43:50 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MagUSNRET

Yes.

Our boys served in Iraq 2002-2007. I thought Petraeus was a good guy back then. Now, not so much.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 2:50:13 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: nickcarraway
More possibilities...
15 posted on 04/21/2014 2:53:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: nickcarraway

Bill Kristol is a moron.
Freegards
LEX


16 posted on 04/21/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: MagUSNRET

Not in your eyes or the eyes of all those who served under him then and are serving now. No wonder the suicide rate for Special Ops is skyrocketing. They need to know they are serving a Higher Authority when they answer the call to take out evil and are willing to die for their friends.


17 posted on 04/21/2014 3:09:39 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beat me to it! :)


18 posted on 04/21/2014 3:21:37 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Fledermaus

“No one pays any attention to Bill Kristol any longer.”

I hope you are right.

He used to be very influential in the Bush years.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 3:36:22 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: MagUSNRET

I heard from a friend that has an insider friend in DC, that Hillary isn’t going to run cause of a heart condition and that the republicans are quietly feeling out John Cornyn. Who knows?


20 posted on 04/21/2014 3:43:16 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: nickcarraway

21 posted on 04/21/2014 4:06:35 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: MagUSNRET

What is unforgiveable to us is praiseworthy for the American people as a whole.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 6:15:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Fledermaus

I always knew he was a floater.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 6:57:09 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: nickcarraway

24 posted on 04/21/2014 7:14:10 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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