While this poll is instructive, it will not stop her. It is very unlikely that Hill will run in '04 (she has publicly ruled it out) as she needs more time to rehabilitate her badly tarnished image (reflected by this poll). However, the political landscape can change in the next 4 to 5 years, before the '08 elections.
The first leg of her strategy seems to be to keep her head down as much as possible, win a strong re-election in '06, and quietly sow her financial seeds through numerous fundraisers (by both her and Bill) for key party members. By early 2007, she will be ready to start cashing in those chips to begin her run.
The second leg of the strategy will be to make sure that Bush is re-elected in '04. Hillary will need a clear field in order to run in '08. Therefore, it is likely that Hill (and hubby) will do everything they can behind the scenes to sabotage the Democrat party chances of emerging victorious over Bush in '04.
If someone like Lieberman were to win in two years, Hill's presidential aspirations (and they are very real) would likely be derailed for 8 more years, making her 65 on election day in 2012.
While her age may not be a major issues at that time (considering the use of hair coloring and the miracles of plastic surgery) only 3 Presidents have taken the oath of office at a greater age. By 2012, she could be off the radar screen, and she knows it.
So, Bush must win in '04, to keep her hopes alive. Watch for Hill and Bill to align with either Gore (most likely to lose to Dubya) or with the most liberal of the upcoming bunch.
John Kerry would seem to be the next most likely sacrificial lamb (after Gore) for the Clintons. Kerry's unabashed liberal tone will sell with the Dim party faithful during the nomination process. But, the same liberal moniker will severely hurt his chances in the general election.
Once the field is clear for '08 and time has helped heal the wounds and the memories of the Clinton presidency, Hill will be poised to attempt a run for POTUS in '08.
And, she will be a formidable candidate. Assuming she gets the nomination (she would be the leading candidate for the Dims), Hill starts the election with the Dim base of states in her pocket. This base includes NY and CA and totals nearly 190 electoral votes. In this situation anything can happen.
So, it is not entirely unthinkable that someday we may all have President Hillary Rhodam Clinton as our commander in chief. Don't bet against her based on one poll!
By 2012, she could be off the radar screen
By 2012 I'll be 74 yrs. old. I PRAY I live long enough to see the day when Hildabeast is off the radar screen and out of our lives.
posted on 10/15/2002 4:38:00 AM PDT
Unfortunately, I think your predictions in #3 are spot on. In fact, if I were
a betting woman, I would say this Marist poll is the beginning of her refurbishing. The Marist poll, and certainly the NY Daily News are very Democrat-friendly institutions. Hillary herself may have ordered a poll that had rock bottom numbers today, so that 5 or 6 years from now, when she has slightly higher numbers, she can point to the "tremendous surge" in her popularity and claim that "the people" are demanding that she run - much like her then Governor husband did in Arkansas.
And it scares the bejabbers out of me. fsf
Once the field is clear for '08 and time has helped heal the wounds and the memories of the Clinton presidency
Okay, Freepers. We have our work cut out for us. Let us keep the memory of the felonious Hillary alive in the hearts of our countrymen. Let not one Hillary thread go by without posting the truth. If she is slated to be in your area, freep the $#!+ out of her.
Now is the time for all good Freepers to come to the aid of their country.
posted on 12/23/2002 6:46:31 AM PST
posted on 12/23/2002 7:05:36 AM PST
My records show she will be 66, not 65, on Election Day in 2012.
/PS/ Saddam Hussein will be 66 this coming March.
posted on 12/23/2002 7:10:24 AM PST
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