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June 12, 2013 - 7:48 am

Hillary eye

Since our last edition of Hillary Watch 2016  posted in early May, a political tsunami has occurred in our nation’s capital.  And to prove just how much that tsunami has altered the political landscape, remember it was only the Benghazi whistle blower hearings that were front and center at that time.

Now consider how many scandals, revelations, and leaks have befallen the Obama administration since then, with no break in between.

And, at this writing, more scandals and cover-ups are in the process of enfolding and exploding involving Hillary’s State Department as Tatler editor, Bryan Preston, chronicled here.

Sex! Lies! Horny Ambassadors! Fixers! Cover-ups!

It’s all so juicy and easy for the general public to understand (as opposed to those bor-ring Benghazi talking points).

Watch as Hillary’s famous Benghazi hearing question, “What difference does it make?” is sure to be asked again and turned on her as more details are revealed. After all, this was her domain and these were her people so the “I know nothing” defense will not fly.

OK, so we have now established that there will be some rough patches ahead for Hillary 2016. However, 2016 is decades away in political dog years. As noted above, what has happened politically since early May is a fine example of political dog years in action.  One day, one week, one month, is enough time for a 180 degree turnaround in politics.

It is a given that circumstances will change, but there is one question that will not change and that question will have the most impact on Hillary’s 2016 prospects.

That question is, “Can Hillary win Obama’s third term?”

Let’s examine the recent record for some examples.

Daddy Bush won Reagan’s third term in 1988.

Al Gore won the popular vote for Clinton’s third term in 2000.

John McCain did not and could not win George W. Bush’s third term in 2008.

So, that brings us up to The Question of 2016.

As a loyal Republican who will vote for whomever is running against Hillary in 2016, my answer to The Question is “Yes she can.”  Republicans must assume she can and fight all the harder for the following reasons:

Hillary as the “first female president”  is real, appealing, gigantic, important, enormous, and the media will turn it into a mantra.

I have written about this mantra before and I will mention it again and again. For once this huge social movement starts rolling, a heavy-set white man from New Jersey, or two first-term senators from Kentucky or Florida will not stand a chance.

That brings me to the second reason behind, “Yes she can,” which also happens to be a question that I have raised in numerous past Hillary Watch 2016 installments.

How in 2016 does any Republican presidential candidate win 270 electoral votes?

It is a question that must be asked and examined but the facts make the answer difficult with so many demographic groups such as women, youth, Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians, unions, government employees, gays, and teachers all aligned against the GOP.

Furthermore, Hillary’s favorable/unfavorable Gallup poll ratings are going down and up, from an early 2013 sky-high favorable of 66% to a still very respectable 58%. Contrast that to her current unfavorable rating, rising from a low of 29% to 39%. Still all VERY ACCEPTABLE for a nationally known and somewhat polarizing figure.

Hillary’s new Twitter account also made a big splash this week indicating she is gearing up and ready for the modern age.

And with the modern age comes Clinton-era nostalgia that will be re-packaged, re-modeled and re-branded as Hillary is positioned to win Bill’s “third term.”

Now this is key to answering the major question I have posed and right out of Mad Men. “If you don’t like the question change the conversation.” And here is how Hillary could do just that; she could win Obama’s third term while running against Obama using this argument:

We, as a nation, were all hoodwinked in 2008.  Obama offered us hope and change and after Bush we were all so desperate for anything new and shiny.

So we made a mistake…twice. The first time  I tried, I cried, and I came pretty close, even warned you about him taking phone calls at 3 AM.  But it was not my time so new and shiny won out, first in 2008 and then again in 2012.  So let’s reset the clock and now in 2016 I will do for this nation what I was going to do in 2008.

Seriously folks, you might hear something like this from Hillary in 2016.

Hillary must run for Obama’s third term, but Team Clinton, along with the media, will make us think that it’s really Bill’s third term for which she is running.

 

 

 

 

Myra Adams is a media producer, writer, and political observer who served on the McCain Ad Council during the 2008 McCain campaign, and on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team. Her columns have appeared on PJ Media, National Review, The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, RedState, BizPacReview and Liberty Unyielding. . Myra's web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity. Follow Myra on Twitter @MyraKAdams

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Obama wasn't elected. he was enabled. Romney won. God help us if Hillary is elected. She and Bill are almost--if not quite--as slimy and malignant as Obutthead. Are you forgetting Ted Cruz, or can't he run? Hell, I'd pull a write-in vote for Donald trump before I'd vote for another Clinton. Personaly, I'd prefer going through the entire Wite-House and Capitol complex with a Nazi detector and a few goons. But wait: What if Obutthead and his scampering minions decide to put Valerie Jarrett on the ticket??? AAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!
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"We" allowed obama to win in 2008 because "we" were too chicken to challenge the obvious red flags from his past, thank you John McCain. But, hopefully Her Thighness will either be politically ruined by 2016, or, if God grants me a wish, she will be sitting in federal prison in 2016 for her corruption involving Benghazi...and Huma's access to national secrets...and squashing criminal conduct by her queer, pedophile, pervert ambassador...oh hell, take your pick ;)

Remember Benghazi!
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I hope for America's sake that Hilary is not a candidate in 2016 or, if she is, she gets defeated in the primaries. I don't think America can stand four or even eight more years of Alinksyites in the Oval Office. It'll be a very lucky thing if America survives 8 years of Obama in a condition that can still be fixed. I know many here are skeptical and consider America already beyond repair.
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"Hillary as the “first female president” is real, appealing, gigantic, important, enormous, and the media will turn it into a mantra."

You're partly right: the media will turn it into a mantra. But it is NOT real, appealing, gigantic or important that the first woman president be elected. It's really not. As soon as you accept the core premise of 1960s feminism, that men and women alike should be considered equally plausible as candidates, the importance of electing a woman largely evaporates: it's simply self-evident that a woman could be president and that's there's nothing remarkable about having a woman president beyond the fact that America has never elected an official woman president before. (Many historians assert that Woodrow Wilson's wife was the de facto President of the United States when he had a lengthy incapacitation due to illness but this was hushed up at the time and she was certainly never officially recognized as an Acting President.)

We had some experience with this here in Canada twenty years ago. When Brian Mulroney stepped down as Prime Minister and party leader in 1993, with only months left on his second term, the person elected to replace him as party leader (and thus as Prime Minister) was Kim Campbell, who had served in Mulroney's cabinet. The media solemnly intoned that this was a momentous thing since it was a first but that it marked our maturing as a people as we were now capable of choosing women to lead our major parties. They gave the impression that, having marked the momentous nature of the event, they would say no more about it since it was self-evident that women were now universally recognized as the equals of men in our political life. As it turns out though, they couldn't shut up about it. EVERY story about Kim Campbell inevitably included the phrase "Canada's first woman prime minister". The media simply couldn't help themselves: they just had to remind us again and again and again that a woman had become Prime Minister. (This finally came to an end when Campbell was resoundingly defeated in the next election, just five months after coming to office. So great was her defeat that she lost her own seat in Parliament and, in fact, her party was reduced from having the biggest majority in Canadian history to having exactly two members of parliament.)

I confidently predict that when Americans elect a woman as President, whether it is Hillary or someone else, your media simply won't shut up about it, just as ours didn't.

But that only makes it significant to the media, not to saner folk like us.
1 year ago
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she isn't being FORCED to run at all.
1 year ago
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Sadly, I think you are right and Obama already financially controls the DNC. What I hope though, is a revolt inside the DNC against the Obama clan, a revolt led by the Clintons so the HillBill machine is going to be a Clinton third term instead of Obama's.
1 year ago
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She wont be able to run in 2016. C'mon, look at that picture. There's definitly some health issues going on with her. The ugly stick has visited her WAAYYYY too many times for there not to be any permanent damage.
1 year ago
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I noted to friends about 3 years ago that she was starting to look and dress like my grandma. Look at her clothes. Old lady clothes. Old lady jewelry, etc. That's not gonna get it done.
1 year ago
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And, I point out once again, her head appears to be getting HUGE.
1 year ago
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"As a loyal Republican who will vote for whomever is running against Hillary in 2016 . . . "

You, Ma'am, are the reason we get stuck with McCain and Romney for candidates. The GOP leadership knows you will accept whatever loser they want, while ignoring what we need. Thank you for Obama. You may as well have voted for him.
1 year ago
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I consider the alternative when voting and a half loaf is better than none which is what we have now. Please tell me who could have defeated Obama in 2008 and 2012?
1 year ago
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Half a turd sandwich is still a turd sandwich.

As for 2008 and 2012, we probably could not have run anyone against Obama and won. But we didn't show any vision or brains by running McCain. In 2012 Obama was beatable and the GOP rammed Romney down our throats, despite the fact the almost no one on this site, the many other sites I frequent, nor anyone I know, actually liked him as a candiate.

Ryan had a chance, but the GOP doesn't want a young guy with ideas. The national leadership is almost all old and clings to old ideas and they pick candidates they want instead of the ones we need. In 2016, if they anoint Christie we will lose again.
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Paul Ryan would have a difficult time winning statewide in Wisc. let alone the USA at the top of the ticket. Your answer of Ryan countering my question," Who could have defeated Romney in 2012?"is absurd.
1 year ago
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The GOP still takes its ques from the media. They are the ones that shoved Romney down our throats. Myra is right in her assessment that in order to get O out of office in 2012 we had to vote for the person that had the best chances to do that. Once Romney had the nomination, we really had no other choice.
1 year ago
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In the first sentence I mistakenly added 2012. Meant that in 2008 we could not have won. 2012 was a different story.
1 year ago
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Let us pray the only thing Hillary runs for in 2018 is cover.
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