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Monday, June 01, 2015

Hillary should have run in 2004

File photo, 2008

As she approaches mandatory retirement age, Hillary Clinton will announce formally her second bid to be president, nearly eight years after receiving more votes in the primaries than Barack Obama but losing the nomination anyway. Unlike Dick Nixon in 1968, her bid comes not 16 years after first arriving on the national scene, but 24 years later. And unlike Nixon in 1968, she will be 69 next year, not 55.

Her chance was 2004. If an idiot like John Kerry can come within 2 points of taking Ohio and winning the presidency, surely she could have beaten even a 9/11-fueled George W. Bush.


Remember how Bill Clinton challenged and defeated the previous President Bush despite the Gulf War victory?

But she and her husband played it safe that time. The result was a second term for Bush, two terms for Obama and no terms for her. At 67, she has to go out and hit the hustings and paste the smile on at all those carefully staged photo ops in all those awful diners and Chipotle's.

Carly Fiorina on the Republican ticket would devastate Hillary's chances, which are less than 50-50 going in. Carly beat cancer, rose from secretary to CEO, and doesn't have a slush fund of donations from foreign tyrants.

 I don't see where Democrats have much choice.

I also don't see where they have much chance.

But we shall see.

11 comments:

  1. Don't overlook the fact that the Stupid Party knows how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like running Johnny McRINO and then running Mittens, the only Republican who couldn't run against Obummercare.

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  2. By the time the media have finished photoshopping Hillary to help her win the election, she'll look like Kate Upton.

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    1. I would prefer ISIS to Caitlyn Jenner or Hillary Clinton.
      Strong horse thing.

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  3. A lot of us working in engineering and technical fields have long thought of Carly as our equivalent of Hanoi Jane Fonda. If she is on the ticket, watch an awful lot of us hold our noses and vote Demon Rat instead.

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    1. Huh? She sat behind NVA anti aircraft guns?
      Hyperbole much?

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  4. I continue to be baffled why you make Hillary's age and issue. Does she not have plenty of other politically-related faults to note? If being "old" and "ugly" are reasons for not voting for her, then no doubt you did not vote for Reagan who was 70 when elected to his first term and you voted for the youthful Obama over the old and ugly McCain. Correct?

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    1. Old, out of touch, uncaring, corrupt, criminal, rapist enabling demon.
      Yeah, and she has nothing to offer 21st Century USA.

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  5. There's age and then there's old. Reagan was a 70 year old breath of fresh air. Hillary is old. Her politics are old. Her schtick is old. She wafts in the musty smell of old and rot and societal decay. She stands for the diametric opposite of the City On The Hill. She stands for the Palace on the Hill and epitomizes the return of the Age of Aristocracy that the United States was created to move beyond.

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    1. Way2 - I agree with you in that Hillary's act. is "old." But to say she is a poor candidate simply because she is in her upper 60s is flat out off base. I would never vote for her. Yet portraying her as being too old in age and the continued use of an unflattering photo as reasons to dismiss her as a candidate is juvenile at best. Do you want to be portrayed as someone who should be dismissed from anything you would venture into just because of your age?

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