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"What Difference Does it Make?" Here's a Few Reasons Why Hillary Won't Be President
Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Donald Lambro

Posted on 05/16/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by Kaslin

WASHINGTON - It is a sign of Barack Obama's receding presidency that Hillary Clinton is drawing more attention from the national news media and political power brokers.

As the president goes through the speech-making and ceremonial motions of what is left in his second term, most of the talk here is about her carefully-calculated, emerging bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

The Washington press corps can become quickly bored by a presidency that seldom makes news anymore, and Obama now rarely makes the front pages of our big city daily newspapers. At least not lately.

The Washington Post's front page, lead story Thursday is a case in point. The headline: "Clintons take on critics in GOP," followed by two subheads about the larger story at play here: "Clearer Signs of a Candidacy," and "Next, a book tour that could be a rehearsal."

Obama was trying to make news of his own Wednesday, but not the kind that lands on the front page, or leads the nightly news.

He was in Tarrytown, N.Y., talking about spending more money on the nation's infrastructure and creating jobs that are in short supply nowadays. He's talked about it before, with little effect. The Post buried the story on page 2.

Hillary's politically hot right now and clearly getting more attention -- from Democrats, who see her as the only hope of holding the White House, and from Republicans who say we can't afford eight more years of Democratic rule.

The former secretary of State, who stepped down from her post in February, 2013, has been on a whirlwind tour ever since, hitting her party's key special interest groups. Womens' organizations one day, and the Israeli lobby the next.

Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has been making the rounds, too, talking up her credentials and defending her from Republican attacks, like the one GOP strategist Karl Rove fired this week that raised questions about the state of her health.

While Obama was out of town for a couple of days, the Clintons were speaking to major venues, and well, clearly campaigning for Obama's job.

Bill Clinton was here touting Hillary's work on boosting educational opportunities for low-income children. And talking up his own job-growth record in his second term -- a not so veiled reminder of Obama's failure to strengthen economic growth.

Hillary was addressing the pro-Israel American Jewish Committee, struggling to make the case that as secretary of State, she worked to slow Iran's nuclear development.

But her record or accomplishments on that score, and as the nation's chief diplomat, is pretty thin.

"When I left as secretary and passed the baton on to Secretary [John] Kerry, we were positioned to explore whether we had set the table well enough to see changes that were sufficient to meet out legitimate objections to Iran's behavior," she said.

Israel may beg to differ with her recollections on this. We are nowhere near meeting our or Israel's key objections to nuclear threat that Iran still poses.

This week, Rove was the first high profile GOP critic to raise questions about what he termed "a serious health episode" -- he never used the term "rain damage" -- in December 2012 when Clinton suffered a concussion after a fainting spell.

She was hospitalized for three days, but details of her illness have remained a mystery. She will be 69 years old in 2016, and 70 if she were to become president in 2017.

But she faces bigger obstacles in her quest to become the nation's first woman president that go to the heart of her meager experience, flawed by a history of multiple public policy failures.

She cannot point to any major achievements during the four years she spent as secretary of State. She traveled widely, gave many speeches, but her record is a limited one.

If her years at State are remembered for anything, it will be the deadly and preventable terrorist attack in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, when U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

There have been numerous investigations and hearings by House Republicans who have charged that the State Department tried to coverup the fact this was a terrorist attack. Their initial explanation was that it started as a spontaneous Islamist "protest"

against a YouTube video.

Not true. But Obama was seeking re-election at this time, on a platform that he had al-Qaeda terrorists "on the run" and that their ranks were "decimated."

Stevens sent repeated requests to the State Department for added security but they were denied or ignored on her watch.

House Republicans formed a select committee just last week to dig further into the scandal and Clinton will be a major target of their inquiry.

Clinton has had a checkered past here, starting with her role as First Lady in designing a national federal health care program that was bitterly branded by GOP leaders as "Hillarycare."

It was so complex that even some of her allies said they didn't fully understand how it worked. And in the end, was so unpopular, Democratic congressional leaders refused to bring it up for a vote.

She served for eight years as the senator from New York, with no significant accomplishments to speak of. She left behind a record of voting for every big tax and spend Democratic bill that came before the chamber.

But there's another bigger issue that may well prevent Hillary from moving back into the White House. After eight years of Obama's failed, leftist, jobless policies, will voters want another eight under Hillary?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary2016; hillary2016not

1 posted on 05/16/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

If a Marxist like BHO without proper identification records can get elected POTUS, ANYONE can IMHO.


2 posted on 05/16/2014 8:43:09 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Kaslin

The article is correct and another, rather two is Hillary’s health and that she wants to be around for Chealsea’s grandchild or grandchildren.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:37 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin

“The Washington press corps can become quickly bored by a presidency that seldom makes news anymore,...”

A statement that truly illustrates the vapidness and incompetence of the libtard media. Obama SHOULD be on the front page EVERY day for the scandals and anti-Constitutional actions he is involved in.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:51 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost ("Just look at the flowers, Lizzie. Just look at the flowers.")
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To: Kaslin

The idiots will be told to vote for a picture of an old woman and they will march off to do so.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Kaslin

And here are four reasons why her chances are no worse than any other Democrats’:

1. Vote fraud.
2. Unwavering Media support
3. Low information voters
4. RINO presidential candidates (Jeb, Christie, Romney, etc.)


6 posted on 05/16/2014 8:47:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Kaslin

Looking at current videos of Hillary Clinton, I really do not think she will be alive in 2016.
She looks bad. I think we are looking at someone who is “recovering” from a stroke.

Looking back at my first sentence, am I the only one that thinks it is odd that we see so few current pictures of Hillary? Most are two or more years old.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Luke21

Hillary’s only risk is from the left, as it was in 2008.

Keep your eyes on the Chicago Mob, if they get on board, she’s a lock, and if not...watch who they’re backing.


8 posted on 05/16/2014 8:49:23 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Kaslin

Here are the reasons why she will win if she runs...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3156646/posts


9 posted on 05/16/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: Kaslin

The author makes a game attempt at giving hope that voters will wake up in time to assess Hillary’s lack of quantifiable achievements, extreme vindictiveness and abandonment of the four Americans in Benghazi.

But they won’t. American voters aren’t interested in fact-based assessment. They vote on their emotions. And their emotions say they want Hillary in the White House. Facts just confuse and frustrate them.


10 posted on 05/16/2014 8:59:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: entropy12

I totally agree. The field is essentially cleared for her. Competition from her fellow democrats is minimal, and the Republicans mentioned are a mere afterthought.

If she wants the Presidency, it’s hers, unless she’s afflicted with some medical ailment her best handlers can’t cover up.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 9:02:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Kaslin
Hillary's politically hot right now

ONLY with the media, and ONLY because the Dems have no one else to offer.

12 posted on 05/16/2014 9:04:15 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
All I know is, there is NO WAY that Barack gives up the White House to a Republican.. That was true in 2012 and still true in 2016.. Way too many high crimes committed and too much incriminating evidence to be discovered.

Hillary's BIGGEST crime was Benghazi and her support for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Egypt.

13 posted on 05/16/2014 9:04:21 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Kaslin

It’s the Republican’s election to loose and at this time they seem to do a good job at that.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:19 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: entropy12
We're two years out from the Presidential Election

Mrs CLINTON may well be doing TIME by November 2016.

Another Reason ....America wont elect a Lawyer who once worked for the Black Panthers




15 posted on 05/16/2014 9:06:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Biggirl

The Presidency ages you VERY quickly. Look at how quickly Carter, Bush and Obama turned gray. Particularly true I think of Liberals who are trying to micromanage everything.

Hillary looks old, tired and sick now.
The job could likely kill her within a year or two.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 9:08:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

She and Bill are running. He wants his third term. They are quite likely winning.

Prepare as best you can.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 9:09:24 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Little Ray

Not that Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, couldn’t be President, but she should not, in any sane and rational universe.

And that is the sticking point, “sane and rational”. The boat left the dock a long time ago on that one.

If you can’t make sense of the current environment , then you’re pretty much left to your own devices and are strongly urged to adopt an “urban guerrilla” approach to the challenges that arise in your life from here on out.

Survivalists that have stockpiled food, ammunition and trading stock, for the coming anarchy, might add to that preparedness the capability to treat your own health and trauma problems.

The balkanization of the territory once known as “the United States of America” may not be far off, and there will be no reliable means of communication, travel, or exchange of goods and service.

But the flame can be kept lit.


18 posted on 05/16/2014 9:09:37 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: ScottinVA; null and void

[ I totally agree. The field is essentially cleared for her. Competition from her fellow democrats is minimal, and the Republicans mentioned are a mere afterthought.

If she wants the Presidency, it’s hers, unless she’s afflicted with some medical ailment her best handlers can’t cover up. ]

I could very well see Hillary and Jeb teaming up for a “Unity Ticket” I propose we call such an abomination “The Oligarch Ticket”.....

Just imagine Hillary and Jeb Teaming up saying crap like “We need to put this polarization that is ruining this country behind us” and other finger down the throat inducing sickness and the media would LOVE it as it would fitr the “Jeb is the Smart one” and “Hillary is great” meme....

That or their would pick a duifferent RINO, but since Krispy kreme self destructed, I think Hillary is limited to Jeb....

I think the people who THINK they run everything would love to see a Hillary vs. Jeb election, if we manage to take over the GOP and swing it to the tea party they will recycle Jeb as part of a “Unity Ticket” if Jeb starts losing inthe primaries expect him to start saying stuff about how we need to “come together”....


19 posted on 05/16/2014 9:13:17 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kaslin

Not sure at all.
The media is getting ready to go 24/7 with “first woman president.”
They will sugarcoat her and smooth out her wrinkles. They will find a picture of her with tons of makeup that doesn’t make her look like a bitter shriveled up old hag, and post it on the covers of all the womens’ magazines.
She will be on all the talk shows.
I’ve seen no sign that the public is taking its head out of its anal exit passageway.


20 posted on 05/16/2014 9:38:57 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

I think if putting Chelsea’s baby down the drain would help her presidential hopes, Hillary would do it.

These articles always avoid the true ideological-criminal mindset of the like of these psychopaths.

She plaid nice after Bobo stole her primary spot and was Secretary of State, only to be backstabbed at BenGahzi and Bobo avoiding flack, and then Billyboob had to endorse Obama rreluctantly in a devil deal... yeah... now they are hoping she is too old? Like too woman?

Hillary will run.


21 posted on 05/16/2014 9:40:01 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin
The idiots will be told to vote for a picture of an old woman and they will march off to do so.

Hillary! will not win because there are not enough people to airbrush all of the photos. Un-retouched photos of Hillary cannot be un-seen.

22 posted on 05/16/2014 9:43:21 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Tupelo

Hillary is in decline—She has little left in her public love bank account. One debate and her confusion and ill health will start to show. Obama better look to someone else to pardon him and his minions.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 10:05:25 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Kaslin

It does not matter what the voters want.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 10:14:17 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Kaslin
She was hospitalized for three days, but details of her illness have remained a mystery.

No mystery. They did a brain scan. Results were negative.

25 posted on 05/16/2014 10:15:31 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Sadly, I fear you may be correct.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 10:18:59 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: WayneS

27 posted on 05/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
If a Marxist like BHO without proper identification records can get elected POTUS, ANYONE can IMHO.

If democRATS could consistently re-elect a man to the senate even though it was common knowledge that he left a young woman to die after saving himself from a drunk-driving escapade, they'll elect anybody.

28 posted on 05/16/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Kaslin

“When I left as secretary and passed the baton on to Secretary [John] Kerry, we were positioned to explore whether we had set the table well enough to see changes that were sufficient to meet out legitimate objections to Iran’s behavior,” she said.

All that she has learned through her vast “experience” has been how to talk this way. If that sentence of hers even has a meaning, I’d be shocked.


29 posted on 05/16/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: ScottinVA

Well if Hollywood is will we could have a “Week End at Hillarys” type of Presidency


30 posted on 05/16/2014 11:28:38 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: Kaslin

The Washington press corps can become quickly bored by a presidency that seldom makes news anymore,

obozo is still out there being the same dickhead that he always was except that now he is towing around a string of failure and his time is on the wane. The press could keep him in the headlines since they are the ones who WRITE the damn things but they know deep down in their rotten viscera that they need a NEW dickhead to tout. Enter PIAPS...


31 posted on 05/16/2014 11:45:37 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: dead

Something is wrong with that womans eyes...


32 posted on 05/16/2014 1:32:22 PM PDT by refermech
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To: Kaslin

None of this matters if the GOP Nominates another Bush, Dole, McCain or Romney type. Moderates LOSE.

Ask Ford and Bush I about their 2nd terms? Ask President’s Dole, McCain and Romney.

If it’s Christie, Bush, Rubio, Ryan or ANYONE from the Whig faction, Hillary wins by a landslide.


33 posted on 05/16/2014 4:24:01 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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