Do you think Hilary Clinton will become the Democratic nomination in 2016?
I don't think it matters at this point. Since the Republicans now rule the government. She'd be a lame duck and all her ideas would get squashed by the other two houses. But otherwise, it is very possible, although I heard somewhere she was planning to retire now that her daughter is expecting.
her daughter already had the baby and I doubt she is retiring any time soon.
Lybrah, "lame duck" refers to an elected official who is on their way out office. They've run their last campaign. Essentially a "lame duck" is a candidate who is a "short timer" going through the motions. No new president is a lame duck.
Dash, your explanation of lame duck is mostly correct, though an active President with a friendly Congress can accomplish much in the last years. Lame Duck implies diminished influence, like the Democrat Senate after this past Tuesday.
I tend to believe Hillary will become the Democratic Party nominee. But, not before a bruising and costly nomination fight with other candidates. She is popular right now. But, that will change once her skeletons in the closet come out. Will she win the presidency? That depends on who the GOP nominates. Right now, I don't see a really viable candidate.
Is she popular? Her book didn't sell well, her political influence was virtually nil in this midterm, she has no national stage after resigning as Secretary of State - I think she has rabid fans and fewer of those each day. Popularity implies more.
She's going to try. But she has a lot of negative baggage to over come. The 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi is a good example. But it also depends who the Republicans nominate.
I think her time has come and gone. The only way Republicans could lose to Hillary is if they ran David Duke - I would even vote for her than.
Her time has come AND GONE. I don't think she has the chops to run the gauntlet like she did in 2012, I give her a lot of credit for running it, but now, something else calls. It's caked grandma hood.. Put away the pantsuits and b a wife and grandmae
She probably will, but I really hope there is a better choice than her. I'd love to see Elizabeth Warren give her a run for her money, but I doubt that would happen.
I sure hope Hilary Clinton doesn't become the president of the United States. She definitely won't be capable of handling the dire responsibility, now that she is a proud grandmother.
Besides, I believe the presidency is not her calling and also she can't defile the God of the Bible who eloquently states, men are the head of the women and Christ is the head of men. Therefore, she will not make it to the presidency because leading our country is truly a man's job. I am okay with this, because God said so.
It's hard to say with any certainty.
Back in 2008 everyone thought she was a shoo-in to win the Democrat nomination until she lost the Iowa primary.
A lot can happen over the course of two years. Hilary will not just have to contend with other Democrats vying for the nomination but also dealing with Republicans who will go after her as they "assume" she will be the presumptive nominee.
They did the same thing during 2007 and 2008 which kept their microscope off of other candidates like Barrack Obama.
The good news for her is she has name recognition, she has been a U.S. Senator, Secretary of the State, and her husband remains one of the most popular former presidents in the eyes of many.
Unfortunately for her the bad news is the same as listed above! Basically Hilary is such a polarizing candidate that it's not likely she will "convert" any new people to vote for her. Nothing she could say or do from now until then will change anyone's mind who has decided to vote against her.
She has a better than 60% chance of winning the nomination at this point. I suspect both her and her husband learned a lot from the last run. You can't (ignore) those in the pack who are seeking the nomination while preparing a general election strategy.
A lot of folks would rather see Elizabeth Warren run for president. At this point people are more curious to see who will win the Republican nomination. Most (assume) Hilary will be the Democrat nominee.
No, she is damaged goods. She is surprisingly, even shockingly, abrasive. Her efforts during this mid-term election, along with her husband, demonstrated that her influence on political events has been greatly diminished. She isn't well. She is, to be blunt, old. She is vulnerable from the left and the right, within her own party - that is if there is a right remaining.
I think there are far more negatives than positives in the prospect of her nomination.
I don't see Hilary winning a general election; she may be the nominee, but I've long felt two things: she wants to be a grandma in more than 'name.' SHE WANTS TO FILL THE ROLE.
Also, unless the Republican party nominates a nincompoop, it will not take much to trump a bid by Hilary. She doesn't have much of a record of achievement of much of anything,. and she'll have Benghazi to live up or down to (but to answer for).
It's awfully early; I feel that when we elect a woman to the WH, it needs to be the RIGHT woman; people will expect SO MUCH from the first woman POTUS and I think that at one time Hilary had it, but I think the fire in her belly is no longer there.
There's no telling who is going to pull what rabbitt out of what hat and that'll solidifiy the election cycle.
one.....It's certainly apparent she intends to give it a go. I'm normally a bit hesitant to discuss "Politics" in any form with anyone. However, I can allow myself to respond to your question because my answer/opinion truly has nothing to do with my party preference or any staunch stance I hold to either the right of the left.
This is based strictly upon my opinion of Hilary, the woman/politician/potential candidate.
For the life of me, I have no idea how the woman has become so beloved and popular. I have not seen nor heard anything exceptionally helpful nor outstanding come out of her mouth.
She's accomplished nothing that qualifies as spectacular for our country, our policies, nor the position she currently holds.
I don't find her terribly "brilliant" intellectually and she's certainly not Miss Personality or much of an orator.
So.....I guess I don't need to add this: she may well be the Dem nomination in 2016, but sure as HECK hope not......
Unfortunately she may, but not someone that I would ever consider supporting and definitely not a person that I would vote for.
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