…And The Clock Has Started   3 comments

Well, at least we now know about when Hillary Clinton will announce whether or not she’ll run for President in 2016

Seen as the frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton, 66, has remained coy on speculation of whether she would make another White House bid, after losing out to her fellow Democrat, Obama, in 2008.

She told the audience in Mexico City that she likely would make a decision after Jan. 1, 2015.

“I do have a unique vantage point and set of experiences about what makes the United States operate well and what doesn’t, and what a president can do and should be doing,” Clinton said.(WHBL – Sheboygan, Wisc.)

I’m of two minds here on HRC’s comments…on the one hand, as I said in the opening of the post, at least we now know to expect an announcement on whether she runs in 2016 or not. On the other hand, this effectively freezes the field on the Democratic field because if she runs, odds are she starts as the presumptive nominee, which wouldn’t bode well for whoever’s brave enough to challenge her.

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Posted September 5, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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3 responses to “…And The Clock Has Started

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  1. I doubt Joe Biden would just let it all pass him by.But he’d never accept vice president with her.

    • Try as I might, Carl, I just don’t see Biden attempting a third bite of the presidential apple. That said, HRC’s biggest concern should she run is that she is going to have to placate the progressive base of the party; if she can do that (and one way might be to publicly – check that,very publicly – throw Wall St. under the bus), she could all-but-walk to the nomination. If she doesn’t – or, decides not to run in 2016, there will likely be an all-out bloodfight for the Democratic nomination the likes of which I don’t think we’ve seen in ages.

      Why? For the simple fact that, given the electoral college map at present, whoever the Democratic nominee is will go into 2016 with a good advantage over their GOP opponent and the thought of that might be too tempting for some w/in the party not to pass up.

  2. Valid analysis.

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