If Hillary Runs, Should Any Other Democrat Even Bother?

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  1. Superkev profile image60
    Superkevposted 10 years ago

    I would say that the odds are that Hillary Clinton will run for President in 2016. I don't think her ego will allow her to do otherwise.

    Now to my mind, the moment Hillary announces her candidacy it will be a forgone conclusion that the democratic nomination is hers. She can literally just phone it in from that point as the liberal minions are just foaming at the mouth to nominate a female candidate.

    My feeling is that the moment she announces she is running, any other potential democrat candidate might was well close their campaign offices and lay off their staff. There would be no point in spending millions on a campaign that is doomed from that point on.

    What do you think? Will she run? Would it be an exercise in futility for another democrat to oppose her?

    1. rhamson profile image68
      rhamsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe for 2016 and depending on her running in the 2020 election it would be impossible. But it seems that to align yourself to be the next in these elections you need to at least compete so that you can get known and maybe become a running mate to be the next inline for the anointing from the powers that be. McCain did it with Bush and Hillary has done it with Obama.

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      Stevennix2001posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If Hillary announces she's running for President, then I think the other democratic candidates shouldn't even bother.  Many of them would be better off asking to be her running mate if she does run.  I think the bigger question is who the Republicans will nominate to run against the Democratic party, which might be something of an uphill battle considering they lost a lot of credibility over the years.  The republican party i mean.  not the democratic one.

    3. bethperry profile image82
      bethperryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think she most likely will run. Obama is making overtures to her already, she's adored by the feminists and her family name carries a lot of weight in the political arena. Besides, the Clintons have invested so much time and money in promoting her already, I just don't see her stepping back. The only thing that could crush their dreams of continuing the dynasty via Hillary would be if she suffered a debilitating personal illness. And even if that scenario occurred, I have the feeling they are still grooming Chelsea for the future.

    4. Nouveau Skeptic profile image60
      Nouveau Skepticposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, Obama didn't take that advice and it worked out pretty good for him.

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image76
    Kathleen Cochranposted 10 years ago

    Before a democratic candidate considers running against her, they have to ask themselves: who could beat her?  Last time somebody, somewhere came up with the only answer: a black man.  And they were right - making women wait another eight years.  Don't think they have an ace up their sleeve this time.  Maybe they finally realized that women are not a minority - never have been.

    1. Superkev profile image60
      Superkevposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, a 1/2 black man at any rate.

      Don't get me wrong, I think she would lose and lose big, the Dems are 5 months from getting their butts handed to them in the mid-terms and I think we have all seen, and had enough of, what democrat policies do to an economy and jobs.

      1. Kathleen Cochran profile image76
        Kathleen Cochranposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        What about what republican policies did to the economy, jobs and 4,000 lost service members?  I'm not ready to give them the country back any time soon.

        1. Superkev profile image60
          Superkevposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          So, when does Obama actually become president? Because the way liberals talk you would think he had not taken office yet. Seeing how he's never responsible for anything at any time, ever.

      2. Zelkiiro profile image87
        Zelkiiroposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Can't be much worse (if at all) than what Republican policies did to an economy and jobs back in 2006.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 10 years ago

    IMO, the Democrats thought she was a sure thing in 2008, and we all know how that turned out.  In all honesty, no one goes into the presidential race knowing they've got it sewn up.  Anything can happen.

    1. rhamson profile image68
      rhamsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I would agree with you except that when she and Bill left the White House she ran for and landed a Senators post from a state she had not lived in prior to her win. There seems to be an anointing from the elite that she can wield that is not spoken. Can she win? I guess it depends how well she can craft the election and her management of it. One thing she does have is extensive foreign service experience that the GOP will have to counter with. Maybe Huntsman, he was appointed deputy U.S. Trade representative and U.S Trade ambassador by George W. Bush. He was also appointed Ambassador to China shortly thereafter. He did this after having served as a governor in Utah. In the debates he made the most sense and acted with the decorum of a President.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I think the biggest question these days is does any of that really matter anymore?  Is her extensive experience in foreign relations successful enough for anyone to put her in the big dog's seat?  I mean, really, we voted for a guy who looked good and sounded great who had ZERO experience in 2008 - over Hillary.  Do we want an action oriented leader or just someone who will make us feel good?

        1. rhamson profile image68
          rhamsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          The results speak for themselves. A feel good leader selling promises and hope is what America bought the last time. Why is it that the GOP keeps rehashing the old rhetoric when it has proven unsuccessful? A good idea is all they need with a believable candidate.

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            Motown2Chitownposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Uh, I'm not the GOP.  I'm making a personal, opinionated observation.

            1. rhamson profile image68
              rhamsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I did not personalize it. I think you got the wrong impression. I was just saying.... I am an independent but I am pulling for the GOP to get with the program and find a better solution than they did in the last election.

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                Motown2Chitownposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                Ah. Gotcha. Hope I didn't sound too snippy.


                1. rhamson profile image68
                  rhamsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                  No problem. Have a great day smile

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                    Motown2Chitownposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                    You too. smile


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