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Stephen Kruiser

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March 19, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Exit strategy:

A Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy looks like a sure thing, with marquee Democratic donors and activists mobilizing for what they see as her inevitable entrance into the 2016 race.

Yet some of Mrs. Clinton’s closest confidants and allies aren’t sold on the idea that she should run. Their cautions add an unpredictable element as Mrs. Clinton weighs whether to seek the presidency again, a decision she says she plans to make later this year.

One of Mrs. Clinton’s top advisers and former aides, Cheryl Mills, believes she should stay out of the contest and has told her as much, according to people familiar with her views. But Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) says she encourages Mrs. Clinton to run every chance she gets.

Others close to Mrs. Clinton worry that another campaign would test her stamina as she moves into her late 60s and would revive scandals from Bill Clinton’s White House that could prove personally painful.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a longtime friend of the Clintons who has made films for their past campaigns, said she thinks Mrs. Clinton would like to run, and that she would like to see her friend do what makes her happiest.

She added: “I’m not in the political camp; I’m in the friends camp. And the friends camp definitely has concerns about her running.”

As I have stated here many times before, Hillary is an awful candidate and I am not sure why so many Republicans worry about her. She won her first campaign because Rudy Giuliani got cancer. That propelled her to an easy win against a sacrificial lamb of a candidate in her second one. In 2008, she was the overwhelming favorite to win the nomination and the White House, and we know how that turned out.

If we are getting the “concerned friends” blah blah from the always carefully controlled Clinton spin machine, it must mean that even they know the progs are going to keep pressing Elizabeth Warren to run. They want there to be an exit strategy in order to avoid Madame Overrated being embarrassed in another presidential race.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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I don't think anyone should underestimate the number of people who think 'it's time' for a woman president the same way it was 'time' for a black president in 2008. A cardboard cut-out of Hillary could campaign next to Bill and she'd win, unless she runs against someone who can break through the din of the Ban-Bossy-War-On-Women drumbeat.
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Republicans worry about her because they know that women will vote for her, even if you can get them to acknowledge that she's going to be an awful president, that she's corrupt, vindictive, and petty, has a stupid, sophomoric foreign policy, has a very entitlement minded view of domestic affairs, and on the actual record of women's rights, outside of abortion, she has an awful record when it comes to women having complaints against powerful democrat men, at least until the winds change.

Republicans know full well that the media won't investigate her, that they'll treat her like they're adoring fans around a rock star, that they'll attack any messenger that does advance a valid concern. The only reason that they weren't completely in the tank is that in 2008, the media were more enamored over Bozo O'Clown's 'hopey changey show'.
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The progs want to run a "War on Women" gender based campaign in 2016 as much as the Clinton backers do. But other than her sheltered bubble in Massachusetts, they really haven't trotted Fauxahontas out for a test drive around the block, to see if she has more charisma than a soup spoon (or Al Gore) on the stump.

If she does, and you suddenly see a big media push to anoint Liz as the new "Smartest Woman in the Universe" and the person who will be the near-deity the same people in 2008 promised Obama was, then you may start seeing some serious concern from Team Hillary about the campaign. Right now, she's just biding time until the 2014 midterms, waiting to see which direction she needs to point her campaign (away from Obama, or far, far away from Obama).
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Well, I can see there are plenty of people who like Hillary even less than I do and I have never liked her much. And I have always suspected she was well to the left of her hubby, although I don't believe she would have made the same foreign policy blunders that Obama made - even though she had to loyally preside over them all the way to Benghazi. I'm not saying she would not have made foreign policy blunders - both Bush and dear hubby demonstrated how easy that is to do. Just different ones than our post colonial and post modern president continues to make.
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Hillary won't run and that is my firm belief. The Benghazi scandal is hung around here neck like an anchor and she will go to her grave with that scandal being almost entirely attributed to her. As for Liz Warren; you've got to be kidding. Her phony "Native American" narrative will sink her for sure.
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They're not going to waste Warren in a Republican presidential year, especially if its Rand Paul. It'll be Hillary-Generic White Guy VP or 2 generic white guys for the dive. Look for Warren-VanDePutte (or Duckworth?) in 2020.
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Don't be surprised when Michelle Obama announces her intention to run for President.
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I will not be surprised. I will be shocked. There are ZERO indications of that at this point.



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I will not be greatly surprised to see her run for an open Senate or Representative seat, or perhaps governor.

That's a prerequisite.

31 weeks ago
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I doubt it, that's too much like work. If anything, she'll get a TV show telling people what to do.
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But she already has personal evidence that being President isn't that much work. Surely, any of these menial jobs couldn't be much either.
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Her health will get the best of her, it's just a matter of when. Last year, after her "accident," she looked incredibly haggard half of her face and one eye were visibly drooping. She was also wearing Fresnel lenses, that are specially designed to "correct" field of vision issues caused by brain short circuits. Taken together, these symptoms point to the probability that she suffered a TIA, or worse a minor stroke. Something clearly went "pop" in her head. The rigors of a presidential campaign might finish her off.
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No proof of it seen by the public, nothing will be spoken of it by the press, but I wouldn't be surprised if you're completely correct. I make a way out there guess that she may not even be alive by election time. TR was widely expected to take the White House back in 1920, but see what happened....
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We are told repeatedly that she is electable but she is too old and shrill to be cool, apparently the most important attribute for voters.
31 weeks ago
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"friends don't let friends ...."
Which is exactly why they'll double down on their efforts to install the witch in the WH. I think you misread the tea-leaves.
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The 2016 determinants will be a well funded get-out-the-vote effort, voter fraud where needed, heavy public service union money and campaigning, "it's time for a woman" guilt appeal, fear of conservative intolerance and envy over income inequality. Yes, an incompetent, heavy drinking harpy in suit pants could easily win.
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I've thought since 2009 she has no desire to run in 2016 and may just be looking for a good excuse, health or otherwise, to stay out.

OTOH if someone offered her a supreme court seat ...
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I don't think anyone should underestimate the number of people who think 'it's time' for a woman president the same way it was 'time' for a black president in 2008. A cardboard cut-out of Hillary could campaign next to Bill and she'd win, unless she runs against someone who can break through the din of the Ban-Bossy-War-On-Women drumbeat.
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Exactly.

And as for the HillaryThing, she wants it more than she wants life itself.

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