Is Hillary too old to run?

posted at 6:41 pm on February 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

What better way to spend a slow Friday afternoon than with some uninformed 2016 navel-gazing?

To answer the question: No, she’s not too old. But that’s not the relevant question.

Is Hillary Clinton really a 100 percent lock to run? I think it is a pretty good bet, maybe 70 percent chance or so; but that also means there is an approximately 30 percent chance that she doesn’t throw her hat in the ring. The current political environment certainly argues on behalf of a Clinton run, and it would be very difficult—but not impossible—for anyone to beat her for the nomination. However, these choices can never be considered 100 percent political decisions. Clinton turns 67 this October. At that age, she will likely be making her candidacy decision, and if nominated Clinton would turn 69 two weeks before the 2016 general election, notably the same age Ronald Reagan was when he was first elected in 1980. The choice to run for president is effectively a nine-year commitment: one year to run, another four years if she wins a first term—finishing up that term at age 73—and then, assuming she runs for reelection and wins, serving four more years to end a second term at 77 years of age. None of this is to say that the age issue could successfully be used against her. After all, Reagan won the presidency at the same age. But how many 67-year-olds make nine-year commitments, and what concerns have to be addressed if they do?…

A law school friend of the Clintons’ put it to me this way to me last year: “If Bill and Hillary are healthy, she will run,” a subtle reminder to me that her husband will be 70 by Election Day 2016, having already gone through quadruple cardiac bypass surgery and two heart stents. He looks healthy, as she now does, but it does remind us that these are team efforts, and how they both are doing is relevant to the equation. When the 30 percent guestimate of her chance of passing up a race was run by a former senior Clinton staffer, the response was something to the effect of, “That sounds about right.”

Age won’t hurt her. If anything, it buoys up her core campaign pitch: She’s been around Washington for 25 years, she knows where the bodies are buried, and she’ll advance her agenda more effectively than the political parvenu who beat her in 2008 ever did. Are you an independent who mostly agrees with Democrats but got tired of Obama leading his initiatives into oblivion? Then the Clintons have just the candidate for you. If she can do another two years on the famously grueling presidential campaign trail, she’ll defeat all doubt that she’s physically up to the job.

And even if her health is poorer than we know, she might go for it anyway. A possibility that no one’s considering, including Charlie Cook in the excerpt above: What if she runs resolved (privately, not publicly) to serve only one term? Hillary doesn’t have some long policy wishlist that she’s burning to enact; even now, more than 20 years after the fact and despite her constant presence in the upper tiers of government, the only policy she’s closely associated with is the HillaryCare failure in Bill’s first term. She’s an icon not because of her ideas but because her public life is a sort of album of post-war feminist advances — accomplished lawyer stifled by the traditional trophy-ish role of First Lady runs for office and proves herself the equal of America’s most powerful legislators and diplomats. She won’t be running to kickstart some sort of new liberal revolution, nor do Democrats necessarily want her to. She’ll be running to become the first woman president and Democrats will back her because she’s their best chance to extend the party’s grip on the presidency for four more years, a would-be Bush 41 to Obama’s Reagan. Bill ended George H.W. Bush’s dream of four consecutive presidential terms for Republicans; if Hillary wins in 2016, she may see a lesson in that and decide not to press her luck by trying again in 2020. She wants to be a historical figure and she’s well positioned to do it. Why not do it then quit while you’re on top? Mission accomplished.


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Bishop.

No, she’s not too old, she is simply unqualified.

Key West Reader on February 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Nope. Too homely, too angry, too screechy, too Alinsky, too unqualified, and probably too dangerous, considering what we’ve been through.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I hope she fails…

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 6:47 PM

she knows where the bodies are buried,

Vince Foster?

vityas on February 14, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Hillary is extremely unlikable, has no great accomplishments to speak of, and her great claim to fame is getting cheated on by her husband. She used her name recognition, as a result of her being married to a man who was a governor and president, and later the sympathy generated when he cheated on her, to launch her own political career.

The woman cares about nothing but maintaining her own power, and she was incompetent Secretary of State who lied about a terrorist attack in order to protect herself politically.

She is stale news and very beatable.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Hideous pic. on Drudge…scroll down a tad.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM

We Americans do not vote for ugly. And apologies to the ladies here, but Hillary is not wearing well.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Why not do it then quit while you’re on top?

Relinquish power? You surprise me at times, AP.

wolfsDad on February 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Hillary is too Clinton to run.

portlandon on February 14, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Not to run … but to win?

More importantly: is she often too drunk to walk?

ShainS on February 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I can not see Hillary running to tell you the truth.A trail of dead people in her past and lack of enthusiasm on the left.The Fake Indian Fauxohauntis is the one they are screaming for to run.

jeffinsjvca on February 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Yes, because men and women are different. A 67 year old woman does not have the same attraction factor that a 67 year old man does, and that does have an effect in politics.

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

O/T but Biden has done it again.

Biden: Be Optimistic on State of the Nation ‘In Spite of Who’s President’

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

No, she’s not too old, she is simply unqualified.

Key West Reader on February 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

That’s a given to anyone with an IQ higher than 77,
but there is also another equally important angle.

What is she going to “run” on?

She can’t run on her nonexistent record as Secretary of State, because to do so would dredge up that pesky Ben Ghazi fellow.

And she didn’t really do much as the Junior Senator from New York, a state she had never lived in before moving there as a carpetbagger.

Hillary Trolls? Help me out here!

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Khillary Klinton is too #Benghazi to run.

Jeddite on February 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

She is a paper tiger. She will lose just like Mitt Romney and John Kerry before her. An uncharismatic candidate that has trouble connecting with voters.

And she is too old. But since when has it stopped any politicians from running? How old are most Senators? Most of them try to leave feet first from the Senate chamber.

Heck, Joe Biden is completely senile and is contemplating a run. But he debates much better (since he acts like he is on Jerry Springer).

NWConservative on February 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

yes

gerrym51 on February 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

I can not see Hillary running to tell you the truth.A trail of dead people in her past and lack of enthusiasm on the left.The Fake Indian Fauxohauntis is the one they are screaming for to run.

jeffinsjvca on February 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Granny is only 1 year younger than Hillary is.

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Forget about her age. Her decision making skills are faulty (Benghazi) as are her re-set buttons.

31giddyup on February 14, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Setting up the ageism meme, to be played right alongside the war on women meme. They WANT people talking about age and gender. Tees up the “historic” angle all over again.

BardMan on February 14, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Hillary Trolls? Help me out here!

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Sorry, I’m all trolled out from last night. I actually got a headache trying to think like one.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Speaking of health, didn’t she suffer a concussion right about the time she was supposed to testify about Benghazi?

I mean, the media yelled at us for daring to question whether or not it was real, so we have to assume she did in fact suffer a concussion.

I think other Democrats interested in running should demand to see her medical records regarding her head injury and whether or not a doctor has cleared her.

JimLennon on February 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

It depends. Has she already gone through mentalpause?

faol on February 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Setting up the ageism meme, to be played right alongside the war on women meme. They WANT people talking about age and gender. Tees up the “historic” angle all over again.

BardMan on February 14, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Well we could run Zombie Calvin Coolidge. That would be pretty historic and we would be aligned with the current pop culture zombie craze.

NWConservative on February 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Well, I here she’s good at dodging sniper fire…

idesign on February 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Granny is only 1 year younger than Hillary is.

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Is that Liawatha Warren’s other Indian name? I forget sometimes since she has so many different aliases.

NWConservative on February 14, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Hear, dang!

idesign on February 14, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Speaking of health, didn’t she suffer a concussion right about the time she was supposed to testify about Benghazi?

I mean, the media yelled at us for daring to question whether or not it was real, so we have to assume she did in fact suffer a concussion.

I think other Democrats interested in running should demand to see her medical records regarding her head injury and whether or not a doctor has cleared her.

JimLennon on February 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I personally think she had a stroke during that episode. She was out of public view for way too long for something as simple as a slip and fall because she was dehydrated.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Setting up the ageism meme, to be played right alongside the war on women meme. They WANT people talking about age and gender. Tees up the “historic” angle all over again.
BardMan on February 14, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Liberals often badmouth about conservatives by derisively calling them a bunch of “old, white men.”

Liberals always use “old” and “white” and “male” as derogatory names. They sneer as they call people “WASP” and “white” and so forth.

There is a huge double standard in the reaction to how liberals demean Republicans and conservatives.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Wasn’t the standard Democratic talking point in 1979 that Reagan was much, much to old to be president? And didn’t they say that electing someone who would be in their late 70′s after 2 terms was much to great a risk to contemplate? Now, I’m sure they will stand by their talking points this time too. So obviously, Hillary won’t run.

Fred 2 on February 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

I personally think she had a stroke during that episode. She was out of public view for way too long for something as simple as a slip and fall because she was dehydrated.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I thought the story was she had a blood clot behind the ear.

RickB on February 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I wouldn’t recommend it. Hard on the knees.

John the Libertarian on February 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

she may see a lesson in that and decide not to press her luck by trying again in 2020

It’s possible, like say a quantum energy phase shift, or a Higgs field existing in an ultra-dense state – either would blink out the universe in an instant. It’s possible.

These, like POTUS Shrillary relinquishing the Big Chair after one term, are possible, but not likely.

aquaviva on February 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

She ain`t no ways taaaaaaared. She`s come to farrrrrrr!

ThePrez on February 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

First the unflattering NYT Mag cover, now this article. They strike me as battlefield preparation for the Washington establishment to jump on anybody but Hillary. That’s what they did last time: as soon as someone with a chance in bleeeep to win came along, they dumped her fast. I suspect the same thing will happen this time. The establishment doesn’t want her, and they don’t want the Clinton machine back on top–they’ve moved on and like it.

HakerA on February 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

On the bright-side Killary is Combat experienced,
I’ll give her that!(snark)
============================

Hillary WASN’T LYING! Bosnia gunfire footage discovered…
**********************************************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHVEDq6RVXc

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I don’t know whether Madame Depraved Indifference is to old to run for president or not, but she is certainly too depraved for any not depraved person to want as president.

VorDaj on February 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Prediction: 0 will go down as the worst President in history. Hillary will not.

Bmore on February 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Sorry but she’s too old. She couldn’t even answer the phone at 3am when the consulate in Benghazi was aflame. What happens when the phone rings telling her that the North Koreans are pouring across their southern border? The presidency does not allow for beauty sleep.

In short,

Killary is:

Too old.
Too ugly (inside and out).
Too radical.
Too unqualified.
Too incompetent.
Too Clinton.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

If asked if she was too old to run (and consistent with past performance), Shrillary would have to respond “I don’t recall…..”

Age is the least of the problems surrounding her, honesty and ability are severely lacking.

NorcoPatriot on February 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

She ain`t no ways taaaaaaared. She`s come to farrrrrrr!

ThePrez on February 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM

The only way I’m interested if she is taaaaaaaaared and featherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd.

Happy Nomad on February 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I’m sure the ss, marine detail, and white house staff are eagerly awaiting the rapist and his criminal wife of convenience returning to the white house.

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM

HilRod is UnFit:
================

Rand Paul Destroys Hillary Clinton Over Benghazi-Gate During Capitol Hill Press Conference
Published on Jan 23, 2013
*************************

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jriU_cPU9Vk

canopfor on February 14, 2014 at 7:16 PM

She was part of the team that ran Nixon out of office over the cover up of a break in. If she is elected in spite of the cover up of Benghazi, which was far, far, worse than anything Nixon covered up, it will be a great tragedy.

And many people on the left thought Reagan was too old. I was watching the debate between Mondale and Reagan when Reagan spoke his famous line regarding that issue.

Rose on February 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Prediction: 0 will go down as the worst President in history. Hillary will not.

Bmore on February 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I didn’t go through 8 years of a dog-eater to put up with even one of her.

Lanceman on February 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Number of religious people on the decline, and:

1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/6e49b254-fc12-4176-8ab6-c6146611c372

davidk on February 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

davidk on February 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Well that accounts for almost half of Obama’s vote right there, which also means just from that Madame Depraved Indifference is half way to the White House already.

VorDaj on February 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I have stated in The Obama Timeline and will state it again: If Bill Clinton drops dead before 2016 Hillary Rodham will not run. Why? Because she would not stand a chance of winning. Half her supporters only want her husband back in the White House, believing he can somehow impart some type of magic to her and boost the economy. They are, of course, wrong, but that is what is going on in their dim brains.

Colony14 on February 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Hillary forces laughter at inappropriate times:

http://youtu.be/TTfjF4L2PMs

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

You think the stench coming from Washington is bad now, can you imagine the slickmeister and the hagmeister back in power? Just to scary to think about!

jainphx on February 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Hillary? Again? I never thought I would miss Christie.

HellCat on February 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Rand: ‘Republicans won’t win again in my lifetime for the presidency unless they become a new GOP’

A half-sober assessment of the GOP’s political fortunes from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul:

Sen. Rand Paul is warning his party that Republicans will not take the White House again unless the party changes.
“I think Republicans will not win again in my lifetime for the presidency unless they become a new GOP, a new Republican Party,” Paul said on Glenn Beck’s show on TheBlaze in an interview that aired Thursday. “And it has to be a transformation, not a little tweaking at the edges.”

But while he may be onto something, the specifics of his message quickly deteriorated into hilarity, especially in light of the fact that he was talking to a website run by a guy who accused President Obama of holding a “deep-seated hatred of white people”:

“Republicans haven’t gone to African-Americans or to Hispanics and said, ‘You know what? The war on drugs, Big Government, has had a racial outcome. It’s disproportionately affected the poor and the black and brown among us,’” Paul said.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/13/rand-pauls-prediction-about-future-presidential-elections-may-frighten-half-the-country/

Might_Is_Right on February 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

davidk on February 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Why are you posting that here? Has nothing to do with the blog article.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Why are you posting that here? Has nothing to do with the blog article.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM

You do realize that every time you comment, the rest of us say “Bullshit” in unison.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 7:41 PM

But while he may be onto something, the specifics of his message quickly deteriorated into hilarity, especially in light of the fact that he was talking to a website run by a guy who accused President Obama of holding a “deep-seated hatred of white people”:

Might_Is_Right on February 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Excuse me, but liberals in general often have a deep-seated hatred for white people and the west. Racism against whites is acceptable to them.

I don’t like this talk of needing a “new GOP” since it reminds me of the crap Meghan McCain says. It sounds like they want to just be Dem-lite. What Republicans should be doing is returning to (not abandoning) conservative principles.

And transparent, desperate racial pandering is not a good strategy, Rand. Stop talking to people like they are merely members of particular ethnic groups.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Speaking of health, didn’t she suffer a concussion right about the time she was supposed to testify about Benghazi?

JimLennon on February 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

And let’s not forget her early-onset Alzheimers during her Whitewater testimony.

Her mental state can only be worse now, bless her heart.

malclave on February 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

A law school friend of the Clintons’ put it to me this way to me last year: “If Bill and Hillary are healthy, she will run,” a subtle reminder to me that her husband will be 70 by Election Day 2016, having already gone through quadruple cardiac bypass surgery and two heart stents.

Meh. If Bill dies, she’ll get a bigger sympathy vote that she did when Bill got caught horndogging in the White House.

slickwillie2001 on February 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM

You do realize that every time you comment, the rest of us say “Bullshit” in unison.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Why are you posting that here? Has nothing to do with the blog article.
bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM
bluegill on January 25, 2013 at 8:16 PM
You do realize that every time you comment, the rest of us say “Bullshit” in unison.
Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM
OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Pardon me, Cindy, but you speak for yourself, so don’t pretend to speak for “the rest of us.”

I will give my opinion whenever and however I want, whether you or the other cliquish regulars like it or not. Deal.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

And transparent, desperate racial pandering is not a good strategy, Rand. Stop talking to people like they are merely members of particular ethnic groups.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

So is Rand Paul also not pure enough?

Is it time to banish Rand Paul as a dem-lite RINO?

TedCruz2016!!

Might_Is_Right on February 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

OmahaConservative on February 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Same goes for you, Omaha. Sorry you don’t like it that I don’t kiss up to you bunch of buffoons in the QOTD thread.

I will say what I think in my comments, and that’s all there is to it.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Speaking of health, didn’t she suffer a concussion right about the time she was supposed to testify about Benghazi?

I mean, the media yelled at us for daring to question whether or not it was real, so we have to assume she did in fact suffer a concussion.

I think other Democrats interested in running should demand to see her medical records regarding her head injury and whether or not a doctor has cleared her.

JimLennon on February 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I personally think she had a stroke during that episode. She was out of public view for way too long for something as simple as a slip and fall because she was dehydrated.

Johnnyreb on February 14, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I suspect she got stinking drunk and fell down. The media is only interested in the medical records of Republicans, so we will never know.

Bill had a fall too, back in 1997 on a golf outing that sounded suspiciously like another drunken bender.

slickwillie2001 on February 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

So is Rand Paul also not pure enough?
Is it time to banish Rand Paul as a dem-lite RINO?
TedCruz2016!!
Might_Is_Right on February 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

My concern about Rand is largely due to his questionable commitment to opposing a legal alien amnesty. Any openness to amnesty is a dealbreaker for me.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:53 PM

“She knows where the bodies are buried.”

Usually, that’s just a euphemism.

She also knows how they got “buriable”, right Vince?

Solly on February 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

*illegal alien amnesty

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

At this point, what difference does it make?

cat_owner on February 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Yes, because men and women are different. A 67 year old woman does not have the same attraction factor that a 67 year old man does, and that does have an effect in politics.

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I could not disagree more. I would have trampled you to have sat at the table with Margaret Thatcher.

roy_batty on February 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

There is a stark question that remains largely unspoken, as Killary Clinton dominates polling and super-PAC fundraising, as the all-but-decided Democrat candidate for the 2016 presidential race. What if she doesn’t run? After all, she suffered a debilitating ailment following her years of extensive travel (and eating and drinking to excess) as Secretary of State.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/the_democrats_have_a_serious_hillary_problem_and_are_in_denial.html

Green eyed Lady on February 14, 2014 at 8:19 PM

I could not disagree more. I would have trampled you to have sat at the table with Margaret Thatcher.

roy_batty on February 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

She LEFT office when she was 65 (1990) and was elected in 1979 (c.54 years old). Hillary is 67.

I agree that she was a great leader but I don’t think that alters what I was saying.

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM

In the real world all of Hillary’s baggage would matter but we’tre talking about liberals and their government media who elected a sociopathic incompetent because he’s black. They will push Hillary because she’s female. I rmember when Geraldine Ferrarro was running and my sister-in-law said we should vote for her because she’s female. Nothing else matters.

However, it depends on how many she has ticked off. How many enemies in high places has she made?

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

I could not disagree more. I would have trampled you to have sat at the table with Margaret Thatcher.

roy_batty on February 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

She LEFT office when she was 65 (1990) and was elected in 1979 (c.54 years old). Hillary is 67.

I agree that she was a great leader but I don’t think that alters what I was saying.

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I see both of your points…I would simply say that
Lady Thatcher was an elegant looking Lass when first elected
in 1979….once in, she rode her policies and role as the
Iron Lady to her advantage.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

And even if her health is poorer than we know, she might go for it anyway.

Hillary’s health mysteriously got poorer when House Republicans wanted to question her about Benghazi. Something about a fall, or a concussion? What difference does it make?

Which leads to an idea…if Republicans still control the House (and better yet, the Senate) in 2015-2016, just keep issuing subpoenas for Hillary to testify about Benghazi and other 2009-2012 foreign-affairs failures before Congress. If she makes up a “poor health” excuse, it would keep her off the campaign trail–otherwise she’s in contempt of Congress.

Steve Z on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Lady Thatcher was an elegant looking Lass when first elected
in 1979….once in, she rode her policies and role as the
Iron Lady to her advantage.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

+100

sharrukin on February 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM

In the real world all of Hillary’s baggage would matter but we’tre talking about liberals and their government media who elected a sociopathic incompetent because he’s black. They will push Hillary because she’s female. I rmember when Geraldine Ferrarro was running and my sister-in-law said we should vote for her because she’s female. Nothing else matters.

However, it depends on how many she has ticked off. How many enemies in high places has she made?

crankyoldlady on February 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

There are also women that will not vote for a woman for president because they think a woman can’t handle such a position. I don’t know the numbers vs those like your SIL. I wonder if that’s ever been polled.

slickwillie2001 on February 14, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Fat old Killary will be no match for TED CRUZ 2016!

Pork-Chop on February 14, 2014 at 8:34 PM

She is stale news and very beatable.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Come to think of it….I hope she’s the nominee.

Go Ted!

freedomfirst on February 14, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Lady Thatcher was an elegant looking Lass when first elected
in 1979….once in, she rode her policies and role as the
Iron Lady to her advantage.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I agree.

Bmore on February 14, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Lady Thatcher was an elegant looking Lass when first elected
in 1979….once in, she rode her policies and role as the
Iron Lady to her advantage.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I agree.

Bmore on February 14, 2014 at 8:38 PM

One of my all time favorites Bmore….if anyone has a chance
read the books about her and her relationship with RR.

She was a brilliant woman who understood and promoted
CAPITALISM as good or better than RR. She gained power
in her Party in 1975, and immediately began a pursuit
in getting Reagan to win the Presidency here…she suspected,
and had a gut feeling that Reagan and her would team up.

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

ATROPHY

WryTrvllr on February 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

For anyone interested:

a book:

“Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher-a Political Marriage”

By Nicholas Wapshott

ToddPA on February 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM

She’s craven and venal…a perfect democratic candidate.

workingclass artist on February 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

At least we wouldn’t have to worry about BO taking a selfie with her. Just sayin.

txag92 on February 14, 2014 at 9:12 PM

“Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday…”

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/6e49b254-fc12-4176-8ab6-c6146611c372

Killary will likely win if she runs.

workingclass artist on February 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM

she knows where the bodies are buried

Sure she does. She put some of them there!

GarandFan on February 14, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Number of religious people on the decline, and:

1 in 4 Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/6e49b254-fc12-4176-8ab6-c6146611c372

davidk on February 14, 2014 at 7:18 PM

And most of them were quoted as saying, “No puedo ayudar.”

John the Libertarian on February 14, 2014 at 9:58 PM

The MSM will make Hillary out to be the brightest woman in the world. They will claim she will eliminate gender conflict and bring peace to the world without resort to military force. They will claim that she will bridge the national divides and that her radical progressive left agenda is firmly routed in the middle ground and that any criticism of her is illegitimate. It worked with Obama, I doubt they will change the formula. The GOP will have to change their approach and not be too scared to tell Hillary’s real story. Last time Obama’s history was considered off limits just as it was in 2008. Insanity would be to do the same thing in 2016 and expect a different result.

KW64 on February 14, 2014 at 10:38 PM

she’s too old to run because we’re tired of the same tired old candidates running again and again and again. She’s too old to run because bill. too old because Benghazi. Too old because If ever there was a time when we need fresh new leadership it’s now. She had her chance and the people said no. Go away.

scalleywag on February 14, 2014 at 10:40 PM

That’s a given to anyone with an IQ higher than 77,
but there is also another equally important angle.

What is she going to “run” on?

She can’t run on her nonexistent record as Secretary of State, because to do so would dredge up that pesky Ben Ghazi fellow.

And she didn’t really do much as the Junior Senator from New York, a state she had never lived in before moving there as a carpetbagger.

Hillary Trolls? Help me out here!

Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Del, you are a smart dude. All the above does not matter because she will appeal to the voter with a “political” IQ of 77 or below.

President Obama went on the social circuit for a reason, and won I might add. Lots of smart people don’t spend their time getting into the weeds on politics like you and me. Our side has a formula to reach those voters.

Power point explanations are so Ross Perot. No matter how dumb the dog, if he likes the food….the owner will buy it.

Just life in the big city.

HonestLib on February 14, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Just life in the big city.

Black on black murder?

Murphy9 on February 14, 2014 at 11:04 PM

What is she going to “run” on?…Del Dolemonte on February 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM

What did Obama run on? Not Bush? She doesn’t have to run on anything. It’s enough for the left that she has a vagina.

Lamont Cranston on February 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I’m still bemused that the standard bearer for the Democrats going forward, the fresh face leading them into the 21st Century, the trailblazing pol with new ideas for a new America, will be a 69 year old holdover from the Watergate hearings. What, someone from the New Deal wasn’t available?

Lamont Cranston on February 14, 2014 at 11:12 PM

No, she’s not too old, she is simply unqualified.

Key West Reader on February 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

The Marxist in Chief was unqualified, and that didn’t stop him. No, it will be Obamacare that will bury her.

HiJack on February 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM

I can hardly wait to hear the losers pundits on MSLSD discuss the wonders of the Hillary’s VP selection.

They should start practicing now….cause

Rodham Clinton
Washerwoman Schlitz

Is a mouthful.

Say that ten times fast….lol

MnCoyote on February 15, 2014 at 12:17 AM

Cook is right that she won’t run unless both she and Bill are healthy enough. She needs him on the trail for both fundraising and because you need something approaching a likable personality and she doesn’t come close, but he won twice (although with pluralities both times).

But there is no guarantee at all she wins the nomination, much less the election. She is not a particularly good candidate. It was one thing to carpetbag into New York, a very blue state at the end of the Clinton Presidency and at the height of her popularity, with enough money and clout to intimidate any serious opposition. But she was also “inevitable” in 2008 and lost to the inexperienced Obama.

Plus, the Democratic Party has been taken over by the hard Left. She was a young radical, but she and Bill “triangulated” so much to appear moderate, and cultivated so many big money people in fundraising, that she is definitely Old School as far as the young Dems are concerned.

Then in a general election, if she made it that far, she will be called to account for Benghazi and ObamaCare.

She is no shoo-in to run or to win.

Adjoran on February 15, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Liberals often badmouth about conservatives by derisively calling them a bunch of “old, white men.”

Liberals always use “old” and “white” and “male” as derogatory names. They sneer as they call people “WASP” and “white” and so forth.

There is a huge double standard in the reaction to how liberals demean Republicans and conservatives.

bluegill on February 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

…I know you ‘lurk’ BACK at your comments hours and hours later!…since this is my first time…having missed these today…I found one that made sense!
…you get a gold star…for your forehead…so the kids on the bus… can ^ 5 you!

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2014 at 1:27 AM

No one can beat her. This won’t be a Reaganesque landslide but it’ll be a yawn of an election.

TheReasonableLiberal on February 15, 2014 at 1:37 AM

Might_Is_Right on February 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

How’s that Betray-Us “Endorsement” working for ya, Chelsea?

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 15, 2014 at 1:38 AM

TedCruz2016!!

simplesimon on February 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

Strictly on a visual basis..in the last few months, she has been looking not well…her face has completely changed..it could be from medication..or something else..the booze will do that ..but in any case, she doesn’t look good..someone mentioned that we don’t elect ugly..yeah, I also remember that I said, we would not elect someone with purple lips..was I wrong!!!

Xango Annie on February 15, 2014 at 1:53 AM

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