On March 7, Quinnipiac University released a national poll that predictably will make most Republicans respond with, “It’s too early.”
However, the poll will make Democrats salivate for 2014 when Hillary will most likely be campaigning during the mid-term elections and testing her own waters, while attempting to assist House Democrats and President Obama achieve their stated lofty goal of winning back Congress.
From the poll press release:
Hillary Clinton would defeat three potential Republican presidential candidates if the 2016 presidential election were held today, with New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie second in a field of three Democrats and three Republicans selected by Quinnipiac University for a national poll released today.
Vice President Joseph Biden and New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo would not fare nearly as well, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
The Republicans tested also include Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State Clinton wins easily against any of the Republicans, topping Christie 45 – 37 percent; leading Rubio 50 – 34 percent and besting Ryan 50 – 38 percent.
Now, with the release of this national poll here is an outrageous clip I have been saving from a cable show that nobody watches starring, “Mr. Tingle Up My Leg for Obama,” Chris Matthews.
Just in case you can not activate the video here is what is said:
“If you’re watching, Madam Secretary, all three of us have brilliant ideas. All of us have great ideas. And I especially put myself in that group with Joan [Walsh] and David [Corn]. We know how to do this. We’ll get you in there.” (Hardball, February 25, 2013)
Seriously, the GOP is in real trouble for 2016. Our super-sized, popular blue state “front-runner” will have a heck of a time in red state primaries and the media is already in overdrive for Hillary. So here is the question I plan on asking from now until 2016, “How does any of the current crop of 2016 GOP candidates ultimately win 270 electoral votes?”
I have real trouble answering that question, at least for now.
Perhaps as a coping mechanism I should follow the actions of a Republican activist friend of mine. After becoming extremely depressed by Obama’s reelection and the state of the Republican Party, she turned off the news stations and became a big fan of the Food Channel.
My only problem is I hate cooking and Hillary and I share some common ground here. I don’t bake cookies either.
Finally, once again a Message of Full Disclosure:
Hillary Watch 2016 is provided as a public service to PJM readers but the writer will be supporting the 2016 Republican presidential candidate.
(The above disclosure was necessary to run again because several more friends have accused me of being obsessed with Hillary and secretly supporting her in 2016.)