Skip to comments.Bill Kristol Floats Hillary Clinton–David Petraeus Ticket in 2016, Is Wrong
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. Thats the track of contemporary liberalism. Its the track Hillary Clinton has diligently chugged along for her entire adult life. As president, shed 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 Petraeussomething 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.
“What difference, at this point, does it make”
No one pays any attention to Bill Kristol any longer.
Does Bill live in Colorado now?
The Cheaters Ticket.
You do not have to live in Colorado to partake in the Colorado wacko weed whining.
Offering him the VP job could keep him from ever giving up what he knows about Benghazi.
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.
Now we know who the neo-con dream team is for 2016.
Sorry Secretary Powell and Senator McCain. Better luck in 2020...
Maybe Hillary should take Monica for a spin. It seemed to work for Bill.
Drudge would love to drudge up that stuff... You know he would...
Sounds like a good democrat ticket. A murderer and an adulterer. Big umbrella party!
Our boys served in Iraq 2002-2007. I thought Petraeus was a good guy back then. Now, not so much.
Bill Kristol is a moron.
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.
Beat me to it! :)
“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.
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?
What is unforgiveable to us is praiseworthy for the American people as a whole.
I always knew he was a floater.
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