Will Hillary hit the reset button for 2016?

posted at 5:21 pm on June 8, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Will she or won’t she? Normally, one would expect the focus in an election year to be on the election at hand.  Yet, as the Washington Post reports, the media and a number of analysts seem more fascinated with the election in four years, and whether Hillary Clinton will make one final shot at the brass ring:

Even 4,000 miles away from Washington, and four years removed from her famous“18 million cracks” speech conceding the 2008 Democratic primary race, Hillary Rodham Clinton still gets the question.

If anything, since making it clear that she wouldn’t serve in a second Obama administration, she has started getting it more. In Copenhagen last month, after meeting with top Danish officials and taking reporters’ queries on U.S. policy toward Syria, the secretary of state was pressed on her political ambitions. …

But what of 2016? Has Clinton given up on busting though that glass ceiling, or will her ambition and influence move her to run for president once again? In recent days, prominent Democrats such as former House speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and her own husband, former president Bill Clinton, have speculated aloud that she just might.

Her fans may be in for disappointment, even though they may not know it for another three years:

Guessing about Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions has been a game since at least 2003 — when she began laying the groundwork for a run — and has never stopped. Back then, her friends admit, she had to be coy. Now, they say, Clinton truly does not think she will run again.

For what it’s worth, I don’t think she’ll run again, either, although three years is a long way off, too.  The Clinton moment passed for good in 2007, when Barack Obama eclipsed her in the presidential primary cycle.  She has high favorability ratings now, in part because she hasn’t been involved in partisan politics for more than three year years, and in part because of the declining popularity of her current boss.  It won’t take long for the negatives to return if she decided on another run in 2016 based on all of the old baggage attached to the Clintons, as well as some more recent baggage, like the “reset” button and her husband’s curious mea culpa after speaking economic common sense that happened to conflict with the disaster of Obamanomics.

What I find fascinating is the fascination itself.  The two Democrats most often mentioned for a potential 2016 run are Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, and at 69 years of age, Hillary would be the younger of the two when Election Day 2016 arrives.  They belong to a different era of politics, but who else in the Democratic Party is ready for a national run in four years?  Andrew Cuomo might be the only one that leaps to mind, but his father rather famously played footsie with Democrats for years and never actually took the plunge; the son will be a tougher sell, although he’s getting good reviews in New York thus far in his first term as governor.  Their Senate leadership is too old, and Democrats lost so many gubernatorial elections over the last three years that their bench has almost run dry.

Compare that to the Republican bench, in and out of Washington DC.  The party has a number of exciting, fresh talent in chief-executive slots around the country.  Assuming Romney doesn’t win this year, names like Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, Scott Walker, and Bob McDonnell will probably be in play.  On Capitol Hill, energetic newcomers like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio will be more seasoned and better prepared to argue for a shot at the highest office in the country.  If Romney wins this year and in 2016, those same candidates will still have their positions improved for another run, plus more may join them.  Unlike Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, they’ll represent the present and the future, not the distant past.

Small wonder, then, that the media keeps hounding Hillary about 2016.  There aren’t a lot of other options for Democrats.


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Yet, as the Washington Post reports, the media and a number of analysts seem more fascinated with the election in four years

It’s official, they know their guy is losing in November. Talk of “Hillary in 2016″ instead of “Obama’s second term” is proof.

Missy on June 8, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Not a chance. The Messiah would crush her. And have you seen what she looks like lately?

spiritof61 on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

If Hillarity won’t run, they can try Nancy Pelosi or DSW.

I would be very worried if that happened.

WhatNot on June 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I am starting to like this permanent Democratic majority.

Grunt on June 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I was kinda of thinking of an Ed Schultz-Maxine Waters ticket for 2016. It would be fun to watch the libs see just how stupid they look!

tim c on June 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Not a chance. The Messiah would crush her. And have you seen what she looks like lately?

spiritof61 on June 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM

If Obama wins in 2012, he won’t be running in 2016. If Obama loses in 2012, he won’t be running in 2016 unless he’s even more stupid and desperate than I think he is. And even if he runs, the party is not going to nominate the guy that lost the last election.

Missy on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

who else in the Democratic Party is ready for a national run in four years?

I suggest Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She has everything the Dims look for in a presidential candidate: she’s “cute” (according to Obama), she’s an oppressed minority, and she’s mind-numbingly stupid.

AZCoyote on June 8, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Hillary would have had a better shot at the Presidency had she stayed in her very safe Senate seat. She has been doing the traveling but all the foreign policy announcements have been coming out of the White House.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I wouldn’t be shocked if Obama loses in 2012 and runs for the nomination again in 2016. Who else have they got? Besides those listed above all I can think of is Gov. O’Malley of MD. Maybe Mark Warner of VA but he’s supposedly got a zipper problem, plus lots of bad votes during his brief senate career.

BuzzCrutcher on June 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

It’s official, they know their guy is losing in November. Talk of “Hillary in 2016″ instead of “Obama’s second term” is proof.

Missy on June 8, 2012 at 5:24 PM

They see his chances fading every day. He has had three or four very rough months and he earned every one of them.

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Go read the biography of the current governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, it reads like the kind of douche they’d nominate. He plays guitar in some band that helps his cool points with shallow , low-info voter types even if he has sucked as gov. of MD.

gsherin on June 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Assuming Romney doesn’t win this year,

Ed – Wrong word choice there? “Assume” implies taking for granted that something will happen.

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 5:33 PM

It’s official, they know their guy is losing in November. Talk of “Hillary in 2016″ instead of “Obama’s second term” is proof.

Missy on June 8, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Even the most dim-witted eventually catch on to the obvious. It is not a done deal but I’m not sure how Obama changes his current downward trend. Certainly not by declaring the private sector is just fine.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 5:33 PM

For over a decade on countless online forums, I’ve asked the same question over and over.

What “qualifications” did Sir Edmund have to become a US Senator, much less what qualifications does she have now to become President?

So far, no one has been able to answer.

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 5:34 PM

After the way she has screwed up our foreign policy, she needs to hit the EJECT button.

MJBrutus on June 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

even if he has sucked as gov. of MD.

gsherin on June 8, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Not to mention the way he has sucked the life out of the state. The contrast between Maryland and Virginia is huge and growing each and every time the Maryland echo-chamber (aka legislature) gets together to figure out ways to create new taxes an punish private businesses further.

Happy Nomad on June 8, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Any truth to the rumor her campaign headquarters would be Fort Marcy Park?

viking01 on June 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM

If Obama loses in 2012, he won’t be running in 2016 unless he’s even more stupid and desperate than I think he is. And even if he runs, the party is not going to nominate the guy that lost the last election.

Missy on June 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

You are overestimating the party’s judgment and underestimating Barry’s ambition. If the Mulatto Messiah loses by less than, say, 6% of the popular vote in Nov. he will not give up trying to regain his rightful place. He’ll believe his own spin on the loss and the party will fall into line–they have no one else to match his fabulousness. A lackluster RINO term from Mitt and he’s ready for a rematch.

As for Hillary, she acknowledged him as the Alpha in 2008 and is worn out by 4 years of SecState uselessness working under him.

spiritof61 on June 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Ed

The only Democrat I can think of that appeals to centrist- Independents is Evan Bayh.

Hillary would have to prove she’s not a progressive leftist to voters. How could she manage that?

Dr Evil on June 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM

She wont. She didnt enjoy retail-politics and her party deeply disappointed her. I think shes done with electoral politics, if not with politics in general.

Valkyriepundit on June 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Lets see: obama is not going to be re-elected this year, so, obviously he will run again in 2016 – so, is Hillary really going to challenge obama for the nomination in 2016?

Ultimately, Hillary does not have the shield of “RACISM!” to hide behind, so, unlike obama, she would actually have to run on her record, and considering what a complete and utter disaster she has been as S.O.S., it is hard to imagine exactly how she would frame her run.

Pork-Chop on June 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Let’s not ever forget that Andrew Cuomo quarterbacked the ramping up of usage of Community Reinvestment Act for Clinton and was it’s activist regulator-in-chief. When the story of the origins of the financial crisis is written, his role as HUD secretary in destroying bank balance sheets will be the seminal event.

MTF on June 8, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Jay Nixon in Missouri would likely run in 2016. He would be finishing his second term as Governor. With a record that is typical of a southern Democrat.

I’m not voting for him in 2012, but the GOP guy running against him is weak. I’m not calling him a RINO by any means, he’s just an unknown weak candidate from the business sector. Nixon is popular here in Missouri for some strange reason. Probably because there is little difference between the state GOP and the state dems. They both suck!

JB-STLMO on June 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM

God isn’t done with John Edwards yet. (I heard that somewhere)

Deafdog on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The real question:

Will Hillary hit the reset button for 2012?

ITguy on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Hillary is looking to be the Dem saviour in 2008, after Obama goes crazy and in a fit of rage, bad mouths Bill Clinton, complete with full obsenity and racial slurs, on an open mic, a couple of week before the convention, an dthe press shark frenzy destroys him.

AverageJoe on June 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

If Hillarity won’t run, they can try Nancy Pelosi or DSW.

I would be very worried if that happened.

WhatNot on June 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The Botox and the liftings won’t hold so long, I mean 2016, that’s quite far down the rod for Nanz….

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Road…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Deafdog on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Satan isn’t either.

gsherin on June 8, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Wha t year is this again??? I meant “Dem savior of 2012.”

AverageJoe on June 8, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I think the Country isn’t interested in another gay president.

David in ATL on June 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Wha t year is this again??? I meant “Dem savior of 2012.”

AverageJoe on June 8, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Depends for whom…for the Dims it’s still 2008 (they can’t go past that mental barrier anyways, they’re stuck) but in reverse :)…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Obama running in 2012? I don’t see it. I don’t think he likes the job now and the pay cut would be enormous.

Wagthatdog on June 8, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I meant 2016

Wagthatdog on June 8, 2012 at 5:59 PM

One thing for sure, they are preparing the next generation of Clintons to be the person behind the person at the podium if Hillary does not take that role at the podium.

It may be that Chelsea is the apprentice the Sith Lord is waiting to be ready to execute order 66 as Hillary will be to old. She has being training under the Sith Lord for 40 years and was passed over for the apprentice that was better behind closed doors and in the training rooms but fails to complete the battle when given the podium as he is a coward in the clinch. But Chelsea will do what must be done.

tjexcite on June 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Alec Baldwin/Kanye West 2016

Why don’t the Dems quit screwing around and just nominate a couple of the loudmouthed celebrities they like to party with?

fogw on June 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Assuming Romney doesn’t win this year, names like Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, Scott Walker, and Bob McDonnell will probably be in play.

You sound like you are hoping for this.

leftnomore on June 8, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I hate to tell you, but this “Reset button” gaffe happened three years ago and she has done so much of value since then — you seem to think that one moment is all that counts of her tenure. She is very popular with Dems and a respectable number of Republicans for a reason, so why not be honest about that.

Anifin on June 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Billy Bob hasn’t given up. Yet. He’s 65 and he wants Hillary! 2012. He’d be 69 in 2016……IF he makes it.

GarandFan on June 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM


I get it …

It’s “Let’s all pretend we’re naive as a country bumpkins Friday” at Hot Air today, isn’t it?

In 40+ years of political activity and bird watching, THIS has been a truly remarkable week.

It is clearly in my Top 10 list.

(Nixon’s resignation week is my number one.)

We’ve had the Wisconsin Recall FAIL!

Not one, not two but three WJC sticks a knife into Barry
moments

AND the SCOAMF setting new lows for incompetency in ONE day!

… and yet you are professing that Hillary Clinton no longer DESIRES to be the first woman elected President of the United States …???

Next thing you know, there will be a helicopter flying overhead throwing live turkeys out of the back

PolAgnostic on June 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I hate to tell you, but this “Reset button” gaffe happened three years ago and she has done so much of value since then — you seem to think that one moment is all that counts of her tenure. She is very popular with Dems and a respectable number of Republicans for a reason, so why not be honest about that.

Anifin on June 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I don’t care about the gaffe. What has she done of value? I am genuinely curious.

I have seen pictures of her three sheets to the wind in various and sundry.

These did not look too classy.

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

No idea what she’s going to do in 2016 but I believe she’s going to hit the “eject” button in 2013.

crosspatch on June 8, 2012 at 6:24 PM

The obama democratic plantation has poisoned the political well to the point that there will be no credible democratic party for a few generations. The damage will be long term and as we are shown his radical islamic ties, his looting of the countries treasury, his wilful exposing of our good soldiers to harm to further his agenda, his lying and subversion of everything American with the democrats looking the other way that party will be lucky to exist in two years. They have given our children to radical homosexual deviants in education, attacked our religious beliefs at every turn. Th democrats have set loose murderous black racists, trained by democratic gulags on the taxpaying public. Head racist eric holder has assisted in the murder of US border agents, allowed radical islamic organisation into the white house, and empowered black racists gangs like the panthers and the bow-tied phoney muslim, shabaaz-kaboom, and his clown car circus of criminal racists. The democrats have set loose the shrieking feminist man-haters who have driven our economy into the mud and made the US a laughing stock in the eyes of the world. Hillary’s only government experience is being the wife of a philandering, lying, egomaniac. With some illegal lawyering ponzi scheme stuff thrown in. As SOS of the (once) most powerful country in the world, she has allowed the most evil governments drag modern civilisation to the brink of world war. So why the eff can any right thinking adult ever consider a democrat, and espescially hillary to run any where but far, far, away?

frizzbee on June 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

And let’s not forget, I think there is a strong possibiity a sexy former governor of a northen state takes a cabinet post in a Romney administration, Energy or Interior would be perfect fits for her. Two years at a cabinet post and then she runs for and takes back the Senate seat from that state which was stolen in ’08. And in 2020 Senator Palin is only 56 years old. She ain’t going away.

Teacher in Tejas on June 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Out: Bush fatigue

In: Obama/Clinton exasperation

After the current disaster, the Dem party has no choice but to move back to center left if they have any aspirations of returning to the WH in the next decade. Bayh, Rendell, Booker types…

hillsoftx on June 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Love the thumbnail showing Hildebeest making a fool of herself before the world with her “overcharged” gaffe.

Dolt.

I laugh at libtards.

Their Senate leadership is too old, and Democrats lost so many gubernatorial elections over the last three years that their bench has almost run dry.

“Almost” isn’t good enough, but it will do for now.

MisterElephant on June 8, 2012 at 6:30 PM

In: Obama/Clinton exasperation

After the current disaster, the Dem party has no choice but to move back to center left if they have any aspirations of returning to the WH in the next decade. Bayh, Rendell, Booker types…

hillsoftx on June 8, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Even more amusing, if the economy comes roaring back under Romney, which I think is a very good possibility, you may see the Dems totally self-desrtuct and nominate their version of Mondale, when the left wing purges the party. I am drooling at the thought of the “Kasinich/Franken” ticket!

Teacher in Tejas on June 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

“I would rather be a great one term President”

If Obama really meant that. Seems to me quite possible. He may be starting to see just how poorly this race is going for him. Now the worse possible thing would be for the Republicans to take control and investigate him. To save his reputation he could well be setting it up for Hillary in 2012.

Now this assumes that Romney is not going to protect him. I really think if Romney is not going to continue the Obama policies he must promise to investigate the Obama Administration. If he is not willing to promise this why should we assume he is not just an Obama Stooge?

Steveangell on June 8, 2012 at 6:38 PM

RIP Democrat Party

The Reasonable Man on June 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Reset for 2016 heck the Dems need a reset for 2012. Don’t know if Hillary would do it BUT she is most likely the only one that could. Obama is going down the tubes fast and it looks now that he has no chance of coming out of the tail spin. It’s time the Dem’s through him under the bus before it is to late for them. If he loses it may take them decades to recover.

jpcpt03 on June 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

2016 is Maxine Waters’ time.

She would fundamentally transform how the world views America – for real.

CorporatePiggy on June 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

For what it’s worth, I don’t think she’ll run again, either, although three years is a long way off, too.

heh…..bet she does.

Twelve pack of Fat Tire?

Tim_CA on June 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM

One thing for sure, they are preparing the next generation of Clintons to be the person behind the person at the podium if Hillary does not take that role at the podium.

It may be that Chelsea is the apprentice the Sith Lord is waiting to be ready to execute order 66 as Hillary will be to old. She has being training under the Sith Lord for 40 years and was passed over for the apprentice that was better behind closed doors and in the training rooms but fails to complete the battle when given the podium as he is a coward in the clinch. But Chelsea will do what must be done.

tjexcite on June 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Naw, Chelsea would be a campaign disaster. She has the TV personality of a piece of lawn furniture.

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Even more amusing, if the economy comes roaring back under Romney, which I think is a very good possibility…

Teacher in Tejas on June 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Europe might have something to say about that. Then, all bets are off. Four years are an awful long time.

Cleombrotus on June 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I hate to tell you, but this “Reset button” gaffe happened three years ago and she has done so much of value since then — you seem to think that one moment is all that counts of her tenure. She is very popular with Dems and a respectable number of Republicans for a reason, so why not be honest about that.

Chelsea Clinton on June 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

lol! First of all, tell us why she was “qualified” to become Senator from New York.

Next, tell us what her “qualifications” were to become Secretary of State.

After that, tell us exactly what she has “accomplished” in her 3 years as Secretary of State.

And then, cite the “polls” showing that a respectable number of Republicans find her “popular”.

You have your assignment.

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

RIP Democrat Party

The Reasonable Man on June 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Rust never dies.

Cleombrotus on June 8, 2012 at 6:50 PM

And let’s not forget, I think there is a strong possibiity a sexy former governor of a northen state takes a cabinet post in a Romney administration, Energy or Interior would be perfect fits for her. Two years at a cabinet post and then she runs for and takes back the Senate seat from that state which was stolen in ’08. And in 2020 Senator Palin is only 56 years old. She ain’t going away.

Teacher in Tejas on June 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

No way, as in NO WAY IIN HELL!

Romney won’t ever offer her a post and something tells that even if that extremely low probability offer would come she would refuse. I know I would. She’s got principles, a notion Romney has no idea about.

riddick on June 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I hate to tell you, but this “Reset button” gaffe happened three years ago and she has done so much of value since then — you seem to think that one moment is all that counts of her tenure. She is very popular with Dems and a respectable number of Republicans for a reason, so why not be honest about that.

Anifin on June 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The only reason she could get into Senate was via moron liberal Jews in NY state who had a big case of amnesia in not recalling her pretty recent (at that time) support for Palestinians and being anti-Israel.

Which were her major qualifications for State Department which shares her views to a T.

So, to sum up. Russia? Fail. They played her and Manchurian like school kids they are. Britain? Fail. Iran? Big fail. Libya? Fail. Egypt? Fail. Pakistan? Double and triple fail. Israel? Let’s not even go there…

Hell, to make it short, can you actually point out anything she was successful at? Save for promoting Weiner’s wife?

riddick on June 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

No matter what happens in 2012. Hillary will be trying to run in the shadow of the failed Presidency of Obama and will have a Mondale type hill to climb with the public. Knowing this don’y be surprised if THEY ALL on the Democrat side sit 2016 OUT.

Conan on June 8, 2012 at 7:06 PM

she has done so much of value since then — you seem to think that one moment is all that counts of her tenure. She is very popular with Dems and a respectable number of Republicans for a reason, so why not be honest about that.

Anifin on June 8, 2012 at 6:06 PM

She has accomplished precisely nothing of value as Secretary of State, matching her record in the Senate. In itself this is not surprising, since she had no qualifications for the job and has demonstrated no diplomatic talent whatever. She is a worthless liberal hack who lost whatever respect she once had when she took an important post as a political payoff at taxpayer expense.

spiritof61 on June 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM

She’d be 69 in 2016. Reagan ran at that age, but I don’t see Hillary doing it.

J.E. Dyer on June 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Will Hillary hit the reset button for 2012?

…I…I…I don’t know!…does she go “all the way down”?

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Yet, as the Washington Post reports, the media and a number of analysts seem more fascinated with the election in four years, and whether Hillary Clinton will make one final shot at the brass ring

Are you kidding? She’ll be way too old. Riiiiight?

smellthecoffee on June 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Assuming Romney doesn’t win this year…

How about assuming Romney does win this year. If Hillary runs in 2016, she would be running against Romney. They are the same age, so the age argument would be moot as would the “belong to a different political era” meme. It could happen…and she is still quite popular amongst the dems – maybe even women in general?? Romney better kick a** and propel the economy from day one because it sure seems like four years is awfully short these days.

DoubleClutchin on June 8, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The real question:

Will Hillary hit the reset button for 2012?

ITguy on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

If there is no legal reason that she can’t run in 2012, then I think she will run. Everything is lining up. She’s the only one that could in my opinion. The last 2-3 weeks that some of the Dems and Bill have come out nipping at Obama’s heels, along with his continuing failures tells me that something is brewing behind the scenes.

Timing is what it’s all about right now.

2016 would not be good for Hillary. 2012 is perfect. She wants to be the first woman President.

We’ll wait and see, but that’s my take on it.

bluefox on June 8, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Even more amusing, if the economy comes roaring back under Romney, which I think is a very good possibility…

Teacher in Tejas on June 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Europe might have something to say about that. Then, all bets are off. Four years are an awful long time.

Cleombrotus on June 8, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Why would Romney make it come roaring back?

That would take immediate Government Cuts and tax cuts. I have only seen Romney want cuts far in the future (code for never) and he also is fine with taxing the top 1% more. He is also fine with Obama Care although he would rather dictate to the States they do Romney Care. He just hired the Gov from Utah conservative rating D he would not lower taxes in Utah while increasing spending. He is huge in to the Health Exchanges. He will get rich if Romney keeps them. How is this different than Obama?

I know different people get rich.

Steveangell on June 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

The Democratic bench for 2016 isn’t particularly diverse, but the resumes are impressive.

Hillary Clinton is the most prominent cabinet member, and former Senator. She was also essentially a senior adviser to Bill Clinton when he was Governor and President.

Andrew Cuomo was a member of the US Cabinet, before he was New York Attorney General, before he became a big-state Governor.

Rahm Emanuel served in two presidential administrations, was a prominent Congressman, and now serves in an impressive executive position.

Governor Malloy of Maryland served two terms as Mayor of Baltimore.
Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado served two terms as Mayor of Denver.
So both have a lot of political executive experience.

It’s surprising that the Democrats may follow one of the least qualified presidential candidates in American history with figures with much more impressive resumes.

Mister Mets on June 8, 2012 at 10:22 PM

God isn’t done with John Edwards yet. (I heard that somewhere)

Deafdog on June 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

No, but America is.

AZfederalist on June 8, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Next thing you know, there will be a helicopter flying overhead throwing live turkeys out of the back

PolAgnostic on June 8, 2012 at 6:18 PM

“With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly” – WKRP in Cincinatti

SubmarineDoc on June 9, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Hillary would have to be selected for an Extreme Makeover. With that twentyish long stringy hair and the 40 pounds she’s acquired, she wouldn’t even beat the Hunchback of Notre Dame. A candidate for Hag Heaven. See…Repubs can be discrimating too.

AReadyRepub on June 9, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Has Hillary really done a good job as Secretary of State???
What accomplishments are there?

albill on June 9, 2012 at 7:56 AM