McCain: Let’s face it, if the election were held tomorrow Hillary would win

posted at 3:21 pm on February 21, 2014 by Allahpundit

Well … yes. Name recognition is a huge advantage — especially in a presidential campaign, I’d think, since voters would rather trust The Button to the devil they know than the devil they don’t. And there’s no pol in America save for The One and the aspiring First Gentleman whose name recognition is higher than Hillary’s. Except for a few polls taken last year showing her neck and neck with Christie — and those polls are now old, old news — she leads every major Republican contender, often by double digit margin. I’m not even sure why it’s newsworthy that McCain said this except for the fact that it’s McCain, whose chronic RINOism leaves him forever under suspicion of wishcasting Democratic victories. Note that he’s quick to say “She wouldn’t be my candidate.” You believe him, don’t you?

In case you still doubt Maverick’s assessment , check this out. Hoo boy.

hcgal

There’s a modest drop after the Benghazi attack in September 2012 but nothing too dramatic. It may not even be Benghazi that’s keeping her a few points south of her loftiest numbers during O’s first term: The closer we get to the next election, the more partisan a figure she’ll seem and the more she’ll lose some goodwill from right-leaning independents. Benghazi may have little to do with it. Worth bearing in mind as the GOP prepares a battle plan against her for 2016.

Then again, maybe Gallup’s an outlier. Here’s what HuffPo’s average of Hillary’s favorable ratings looks like since 2009.

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This time the Benghazi effect is dramatic — although it’s worth noting that most of the data above comes from a single pollster, YouGov. Whom do you trust more, them or Gallup?

Exit question: Is Bachmann right that there’s no “pent-up desire” among voters to elect the first woman president? I say yes, with the caveat that Hillary’s not just any woman candidate. She’s made the top 10 most admired women list every year for more than two decades. There’s a fan base out there, I think, that really wants to see her elected as the first woman president, even if they’re more or less indifferent to making 2016 the Year That It Happens for some other woman candidate.


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Please retire…

PatriotRider on February 21, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Hillary will lose and may not even be nominated (again). Too old. Proven terrible campaigner. High negatives in key states, which is far more important than her national ratings. Well known, and will have a difficult time improving voters perceptions of her.

McCain is usually wrong about politics, and often spectacularly wrong, so being wrong here doesn’t surprise me. He’s going to vote for Hillary anyway, and ‘severely’ dislikes (to borrow a word from Romney) most of the GOP field. If anything, this quasi-endorsement should let Republicans in South Carolina know how absolutely critical it is that Graham be defeated. The McCain wing if the GOP must be driven out into the storm.

MTF on February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

If she was running against you she would John. That’s fer sure.

Oldnuke on February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Please sir, I thank you for your military service. What you went through earns you more credit than I can ever repay. I beg you, go and enjoy your retirement.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Go away…

PatriotRider on February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Well, she would certainly hand you your ass in any election, John.

Bruno Strozek on February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

She’s made the top 10 most admired women list every year for more than two decades.

Once again, it has been proven that Americans as a whole are a rather dim lot.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

…and take Lindsey Graham with you…

PatriotRider on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

“She wouldn’t be my candidate”

You lie, you coot.

Schadenfreude on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Yes. She was inevitable in 2007, too.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

At this point, even Hillary would use the reset button on McCain.

The Oven on February 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Maverick…Let’s face it…You’re Senile.

workingclass artist on February 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Naturally, we shouldn’t talk about her enabling of her rapist husband or her dereliction and lies about Benghazi. Let’s let voters forget about those issues. Democrats would want it that way, so we should oblige.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Yes. She was inevitable in 2007, too.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Yep.

Hillary is a great candidate until she has actual competition. Then the emptiness of her comes shining through.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I wish he would retire. I can’t stand him. I voted for Sarah Palin for VP, and would have taken him as a package deal.

melle1228 on February 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Funny you should mention that Gallup poll. BOR had a case of the vapors the other night over the Alaskan’s ‘poor polling numbers’. Took a look at the very link you posted, and there she was in the four slot.

wolfsDad on February 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

There’s a fan base out there, I think, that really wants to see her elected as the first woman president, even if they’re more or less indifferent to making 2016 the Year That It Happens for some other woman candidate.

The Left understands the long term propaganda value of having one of their own seize the Permanent Title of “First Woman President Ever In Your FACE, lol.” It is the main reason they were so horrified by Palin.

However, if Warren decides to run against Hillary, all bets are off.

fadetogray on February 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

What a dingleberry. Really, McCain — show some grace and get lost.

rrpjr on February 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Shut up, John. Just shut up.

UltimateBob on February 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I despise McCain almost as much as I despise Shillary…and obaka….

ladyingray on February 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

The gelding maverick hath spoken.

Lonetown on February 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Since this senile @$$hole won’t resign and he won’t shut up, maybe he will drop dead.

bw222 on February 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Hillary is a big favorite when on some list. Whey you’re listening to her voice, there’s a universal impulse to shoot yourself in the head.

peski on February 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

She’s made the top 10 most admired women list every year for more than two decades.

And in either 2000 or 2001 she was 49 on the most hated person list. Dr. Mengele was #50.

No, I’m not joking.

Blake on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

McCain is so tone-deaf when it comes to politics its hard to understand how he ever got elected. A campaign now that included hr would be about two things (assuming a RINO like McCain was not the Republican nominee): Benghazi and Obamacare. How does she do in that arena? Not to well.

Two years from now she would do better, but there are too many other people who want the nomination and don’t care about “who’s next” like Republicans do.

InterestedObserver on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Then the shrill emptiness of her comes shining through.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2014 at 3:29 PM

If by some miracle a democrat minority candidate doesn’t snatch it out from under her, I can just hear the screeching against the Republican candidate. So many will remember why they were turned off the first time.
But you know? She hasn’t made it official that she’s even a candidate. We may be in for a surprise.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

I don’t get the appeal she has.

terryannonline on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

She may not be your candidate, you jerk, but she would love to have you be her opponent.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM

McCain’s technically right, but you can’t look at these things in a vacuum. First of all, the fact is the next election is over 2 1/2 years away. That’s a lot of time for additional Obama and Democrat fatigue to set in. Imagine if the 2008 election had been held in early 2006. Obama probably wins, but by nowhere near the margin he eventually did.

Second, Hillary’s numbers remain high because she hasn’t had to run for President yet. Once she officially enters the race, she has to start taking positions on issues and defending her record. Her shrill voice along will cost her 10 points the day that happens. Add to that the fact that she’ll inevitably run on a platform of “fixing” Obamacare, and she’ll lose additional support from people who hate the law. And of course there’s that little Benghazi matter to explain.

Third, and this is something the media is desperate to ignore(or they’re too insulated to realize it), Hillary is extremely polarizing. It’s easy to forget, but at one point during the 2008 Democrat primary, she had unfavorability ratings north of 50%. There’s a reason a relative unknown like Obama was able to come out of nowhere and steal the nomination from her.

Doughboy on February 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Turds of a feather…

Ein weld, ein ordnung.

S. D. on February 21, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Yes. She was inevitable in 2007, too.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Let’s be honest: she was inevitable in 2007 until the media found someone they liked better. She is their best shot to hold the WH in 2016, so they will pave the way for her this time the way they did for Obama last time. Any criticism of her will be spun as anti-woman, just as it was anti-black last time. It will be the same playbook all over again.

I will say this: the GOP’s only shot is to make her as toxic to women as Akin is to them. Her husband is a rapist, and she wrote the playbook for trying to discredit these poor women from coming forward. We have a duty to inform the public of that because the media will go to any length to hide this truth.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

McCain will be campaigning for her…

albill on February 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM

McCain believes the MSM on facts, and they tell him that everyday. That is what the MSM is telling everyone in the battleground states too. Where the MSM, and AP rule the day and there is no alternative information, the rosy scenarios and democrat outcomes are pumped in every day. Even my station that plays Rush, defers to ABC radio news on the hour, and they say the craziest things. Repeat after me, “Mitts beleaguered campaign; Hilary’s popularity.” Lather. Repeat.

Fleuries on February 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM

If she was running against you she would John. That’s fer sure.

Oldnuke on February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Damn! Take the wind out of my sails, why dontcha?

Hill60 on February 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM

McCain is so tone-deaf when it comes to politics its hard to understand how he ever got elected. A campaign now that included hr would be about two things (assuming a RINO like McCain was not the Republican nominee): Benghazi and Obamacare. How does she do in that arena? Not to well.

InterestedObserver on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

How true. In fact, any Donk associated with Obamacare is going to have a hard time getting elected in 2016 if we continue on this damnable path along socialized medicine.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM

BREAKING NEWS Loser talks about losing

rik on February 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Um y’all, have any of you paid the price that he did?

I didn’t vote for him in the primary, I did vote for him in the general.

Just like with John Glenn, I don’t like what he has become.

But, I certainly won’t denigrate him.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

But you know? She hasn’t made it official that she’s even a candidate. We may be in for a surprise.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Short of another big health scare, I just don’t see he sitting out. This has been her overriding ambition and the chance to be the first womyn prez is just too enticing for her to skip it.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Just like with John Glenn, I don’t like what he has become.

But, I certainly won’t denigrate him.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Then, you haven’t been listening to him…

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM

I don’t get the appeal she has.

terryannonline on February 21, 2014 at 3:37 PM

I get why she appeals to some. For a lot of women(and some pansy-ass men), they’re fixated on the historical nature of her candidacy. Apparently they’ve learned nothing from the disaster of the Obama experiment, but unfortunately those people make up a significant chunk of the electorae.

For many disillusioned or disspirited Dems, they simply want someone who they believe can win in 2016. And they’ve bought into the Hillary juggernaut narrative.

For some folks, it may simply be nostalgia for the good economic times of the 1990′s. They mistakenly believe that returning the Clintons to the White House will somehow erase the past decade and a half. That’s the irony of Hillary becoming President. I think it would badly damage Bubba’s legacy because things are not going to get better with those two running the show again. Not with the mess Obama’s leaving them.

Doughboy on February 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Hillary very popular according to Gallup. 59% favorable rating! Obama Bounce too!

From the house of Raz: President Obama approval
2/13/2014 -44% approval
2/14/2014 -49% approval
2/15/2014 -50% approval
2/16/2014 -51% approval
2/17/2014 -48% approval
2/18/2014 -48% approval
2/19/2014 -48% approval
2/20/2014 -50% approval

Gallup:
2/12/2014 -39% approval
2/13/2014 -40% approval
2/14/2014 -40% approval
2/15/2014 -41% approval
2/16/2014 -41% approval
2/17/2014 -42% approval
2/18/2014 -44% approval
2/19/2014 -44% approval
2/20/2014 -46% approval

Obamacare:
11/24/2013 -36/58 (-22)
01/12/2014 -41/56 (-15)
02/01/2014 -42/53 (-11)
02/20/2014 -45/52 (-7)

This is good news for John McCain!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Are there any African poachers around who might be willing to take this old RINO away from us?
Apparently he’s just not going to leave on his own…

dentarthurdent on February 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Um y’all, have any of you paid the price that he did?

I didn’t vote for him in the primary, I did vote for him in the general.

Just like with John Glenn, I don’t like what he has become.

But, I certainly won’t denigrate him.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Suit yourself.

I prefer to think he’s going senile rather than his being corrupt.

workingclass artist on February 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Are you sure John?

Viator on February 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I will say this: the GOP’s only shot is to make her as toxic to women as Akin is to them. Her husband is a rapist, and she wrote the playbook for trying to discredit these poor women from coming forward. We have a duty to inform the public of that because the media will go to any length to hide this truth.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

No, it is not their only shot. If we choose a candidate that has a positive message, Hillary, especially after 8 years of the misery under obama, doesn’t stand a chance.

There’ no way in hell the media can make that shriveled hag look good. Trust me. She’s going to have to be seen talking sooner or later. Once people get an idea of what it’s like having to listen to that for four years, her chances are not good.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Let’s face it, when the election is held, Hillary will win.

It doesn’t matter who the idiot Republicans nominate, because there are simply too many idiotic, single-mother, multiple-voting, non-white, immigrant, and parasitical Americans for any boring, white bread, establishment, and somewhat conservative male to beat The First Woman US Presidential Nominee Ever. And no “exciting” non-establishment conservative can win either (as if the GOP would ever nominate such a unicorn from their ranks).

Nomennovum on February 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I will say this: the GOP’s only shot is to make her as toxic to women as Akin is to them. Her husband is a rapist, and she wrote the playbook for trying to discredit these poor women from coming forward. We have a duty to inform the public of that because the media will go to any length to hide this truth.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Right idea, but you go too far with the ‘rapist’ part, especially since Bill is still so popular.

Just stick to he discrediting of poor women who came forward about her husband’s predatory way of approaching female subordinates. That is true and on the record, both Bill’s behavior and Hillary’s piling on to damage the women.

fadetogray on February 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Pence, where are you, and when are you going to do your duty and step up to help us get rid of this cancer killing our country?

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

I voted for him in the general as well.
But what he has become since then IS the problem.
His Vietnam past only goes so far – and lots of other people endured as much or more without using it constantly ever since.
It got him to where he is today, but I’m tired of him using it as a shield against criticism of what he’s doing now.

dentarthurdent on February 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Is it bad to feel like you dodged a bullet back in ’08?

TKeaten on February 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Frequent flyer miles are not an accomplishment.

Ukiah on February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Need I remind you Obama was elected on Hope & Change in 2008 and reelected on Binders, Big Bird and Bayonetts in 2012. Exactly what gives you any confidence that the electorate will get smarter or informed enough to make the right choice in 2016? Things seem to be going in the opposite direction.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

This has been her overriding ambition and the chance to be the first womyn prez is just too enticing for her to skip it.

Bitter Clinger on February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM

She’s old, worn out and drunk. The Maker’s Mark has taken its toll. She and Bill have not exactly lived healthy lives. She’s going to have to make a serious life decision.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I’m 52 so I figure I have about 30 years left or so. Time enough to watch the inevitable collapse of this country into full blown idiocracy. I don’t suppose it will affect me personally too much because I’ve seen it coming from some now and have taken steps to insulate myself and family but the next generation or two will never know how great the United States of America used to be. They’ll know only failure, decline and hopelessness.

HotAirian on February 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Pence, where are you, and when are you going to do your duty and step up to help us get rid of this cancer killing our country?

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Mike Pence is signing up Indiana for Medicaid Expansion!! Met Kathleen Sebelius late last year to work out a deal!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Exactly what gives you any confidence that the electorate will get smarter or informed enough to make the right choice in 2016? Things seem to be going in the opposite direction.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

More hard experience with Obamacare and more examples Dems supporting the lying Liar in Chief will turn the tide against the Dems.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

reelected on Binders, Big Bird and Bayonetts in 2012. Exactly what gives you any confidence that the electorate will get smarter or informed enough to make the right choice in 2016? Things seem to be going in the opposite direction.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

No, he was re-elected with a lot of voter fraud and “president obama is a nice man, he’s just in over his head.”

Do you see Ted Cruz saying anything stupid like that? Rand? Mike Lee? Walker? Me neither.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

McCain’s still alive?

I thought both he and Joan Rivers died 10 years ago.

portlandon on February 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Let’s face it, when the election is held, Hillary will win.

It doesn’t matter who the idiot Republicans nominate, because there are simply too many idiotic, single-mother, multiple-voting, non-white, immigrant, and parasitical Americans for any boring, white bread, establishment, and somewhat conservative male to beat The First Woman US Presidential Nominee Ever. And no “exciting” non-establishment conservative can win either (as if the GOP would ever nominate such a unicorn from their ranks).

Nomennovum on February 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Maybe. It could take another 4-8 years of suffering for people to finally pull their heads out of their backsides and realize that Presidential elections shouldn’t be treated like reality shows. Of course by then the country will be lost anyway.

I don’t understand why any rational person would believe that Hillary would make a good President. Would she be more engaged than Obama? Of course. But there’s no way she’ll ever balance the budget. There are too many people on the government dole(i.e. Democrat voters) and this will only be made worse with Obamacare and baby boomers retiring. And unlike her husband, she won’t inherit a world in relative peace. Or an economy in recovery with an internet boom right around the corner.

You know how the Presidency is known to rapidly age a person? Well, Hillary’s gonna look 90 by the time her first term is up.

Doughboy on February 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

His Vietnam past only goes so far – and lots of other people endured as much or more without using it constantly ever since.

dentarthurdent on February 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

And you know what?

If Sam Johnson ever goes John McCain, I ain’t gonna’ go after him either.

I just hope those close to him (Johnson) respect him more than those around McCain. And persuade him to retire.

The sycophants around McCain are just using him for their own gain.

cozmo on February 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Pence, where are you, and when are you going to do your duty and step up to help us get rid of this cancer killing our country?

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Mike Pence is signing up Indiana for Medicaid Expansion!! Met Kathleen Sebelius late last year to work out a deal!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Yes, and he’s working with what the feds are handing him to help his state. If we’re going to hold that against a guy of this stature, then just vote for the Dems, or don’t vote at all. As for me, I’m not going to turn my back against someone like Pence for doing what he needs to do for the citizens of his state.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

If we’re going to hold that against a guy of this stature, then just vote for the Dems, or don’t vote at all. As for me, I’m not going to turn my back against someone like Pence for doing what he needs to do for the citizens of his state.

But..but..Obamacare and Obamacare Medicaid expansion is European Socialized Medicine!!! We must be pure. No RINOs!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

McCain’s still alive?

I thought both he and Joan Rivers died 10 years ago.

portlandon on February 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

LOL! Joan rivers, RoboCnut.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

McCain will be campaigning for her…

albill on February 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM

heck McLame would ask to be her VP …..

conservative tarheel on February 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Yes, and he’s working with what the feds are handing him to help his state. If we’re going to hold that against a guy of this stature, then just vote for the Dems, or don’t vote at all. As for me, I’m not going to turn my back against someone like Pence for doing what he needs to do for the citizens of his state.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

yes and I as a taxpayer in a different state will be so please to help pay
for the citizens in IND to have medicare expanded. /s

conservative tarheel on February 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

A Texas saying: If a frog had wings, it wouldn’t wamp it’s *** every time it jumped. A frog doesn’t have wings and the election is not tomorrow. It’s sobering to contemplate that as bad a President as McCain would have been, he’s still better than the messiah.

jvermeer on February 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

I dunno. She gets herself some new pantsuits, nip and tuck, and a fresh haircut.
Her liver spots will sparkle!

HillC Liver Spot on February 21, 2014 at 4:07 PM

You would think his family would intercede here.

CW20 on February 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Let’s face it, when the election is held, Hillary will win.

It doesn’t matter who the idiot Republicans nominate, because there are simply too many idiotic, single-mother, multiple-voting, non-white, immigrant, and parasitical Americans for any boring, white bread, establishment, and somewhat conservative male to beat The First Woman US Presidential Nominee Ever. And no “exciting” non-establishment conservative can win either (as if the GOP would ever nominate such a unicorn from their ranks).

Nomennovum on February 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Maybe. It could take another 4-8 years of suffering for people to finally pull their heads out of their backsides and realize that Presidential elections shouldn’t be treated like reality shows. Of course by then the country will be lost anyway.

I don’t understand why any rational person would believe that Hillary would make a good President. Would she be more engaged than Obama? Of course. But there’s no way she’ll ever balance the budget. There are too many people on the government dole(i.e. Democrat voters) and this will only be made worse with Obamacare and baby boomers retiring. And unlike her husband, she won’t inherit a world in relative peace. Or an economy in recovery with an internet boom right around the corner.

You know how the Presidency is known to rapidly age a person? Well, Hillary’s gonna look 90 by the time her first term is up.

Doughboy on February 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

But what about Benghaazeee!!!

Also, Monica Lewinsky!!!! Kathleen Wiley!!!

And once more, BenghaaazEEEE!!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

McCain: Let’s face it, if the election were held tomorrow….

Let’s face it, the election isn’t being held tomorrow. We don’t elect anyone because of whatever poll you follow. Now, with all due respect, retire. You happen to one of the worst Senators we have ever had John.

We don’t give a sh*t what you think, John.

Conservative4Ever on February 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

No, it is not their only shot. If we choose a candidate that has a positive message, Hillary, especially after 8 years of the misery under obama, doesn’t stand a chance.

There’ no way in hell the media can make that shriveled hag look good. Trust me. She’s going to have to be seen talking sooner or later. Once people get an idea of what it’s like having to listen to that for four years, her chances are not good.

Lanceman on February 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I have faith that the stupid party will live up to its name and nominate someone who is “electable”.

I also remember that the press made the Iwon look good to get reelected
after driving the country into a canyon.

conservative tarheel on February 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Bless his heart.

DanMan on February 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM

More hard experience with Obamacare and more examples Dems supporting the lying Liar in Chief will turn the tide against the Dems.

HiJack on February 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I admire your optimism, but I think Romney’s observation in defeat was prescient: Obama isn’t an aberration – the electorate has become too self-centered and narrow-minded to self-correct before we crash. The Ukraine will one day be us.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 4:15 PM

But..but..Obamacare and Obamacare Medicaid expansion is European Socialized Medicine!!! We must be pure. No RINOs!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

But what about Benghaazeee!!!

Also, Monica Lewinsky!!!! Kathleen Wiley!!!

And once more, BenghaaazEEEE!!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Will somebody please find this kid’s mommy before it wanders out into traffic and gets hurt?

Flora Duh on February 21, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Might_Is_Right needs to call my office. I need a political advisor.
I like ‘em dumb.

HillC Liver Spot on February 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

I admire your optimism, but I think Romney’s observation in defeat was prescient: Obama isn’t an aberration – the electorate has become too self-centered and narrow-minded to self-correct before we crash.

Wrong. GOP has lost touch with the masses. All they can do is call everyone moochers, freeloaders and takers. Well, the masses will kick GOP in the nuts in every Presidential election.

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Frequent flyer miles are not an accomplishment.

Ukiah on February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

This is a good line of opposition. Challenge what she accomplished as SOS? Then what she would do as POS that she did not do as SOS. Then ask what she bill she is proudest of initiating and getting passed in the Senate. There is a lot of image here but not much substanial accomplishment. I think she will run though. She has a long enemies list and the presidency offers a very nasty cattle prod to punish them with.

KW64 on February 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Let’s face it, if the election were held tomorrow Hillary would win against a RINO like Chris Christie or Jeb Bush…..

GOP establishment is stuck on stupid……

Get a Ted Cruz, Rand Paul or Mike Lee to run against Hillary and Haggard Hillary would lose in a landslide……

redguy on February 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Get a Ted Cruz, Rand Paul or Mike Lee to run against Hillary and Haggard Hillary would lose in a landslide……

redguy on February 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

You must be smoking something real good!

Also, what color Koolaid you got there! That must be good too.

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

If that’s the case, why did the Obama regime unleash the IRS on its opposition?

If that’s the case, Why did Obama LIE 36 times about Obamacare?

If that’s the case, Why does the national socialist left have to base their attacks on LIES and falsehoods?

DinaRehn on February 21, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Purple drank and these generic drugs I got from my obamacare policy. I think they’re orange tic tacs.
Might_Is_Right, come do my lawn boy!
This is John McCain and I approve this message.

HillC Liver Spot on February 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM

We really need term limits.

Jocundus on February 21, 2014 at 4:26 PM

And an IQ test!

HillC Liver Spot on February 21, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Do you agree with Puffington Host in defending Socialist oppression:

HuffPo Defends Venezuela’s Repressive Socialist Regime, Says Opposition Benefits “White Elite” At The Expense of Those With “Darker Skin”…

http://weaselzippers.us/175585-huffpo-defends-venezuelas-repressive-socialist-regime-says-opposition-benefits-white-elite-at-the-expense-of-those-with-darker-skin/

DinaRehn on February 21, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Do you agree with (Edit) the Puffington Host in defending Socialist oppression:

HuffPo Defends Venezuela’s Repressive Socialist Regime, Says Opposition Benefits “White Elite” At The Expense of Those With “Darker Skin”…

http://weaselzippers.us/175585-huffpo-defends-venezuelas-repressive-socialist-regime-says-opposition-benefits-white-elite-at-the-expense-of-those-with-darker-skin/

DinaRehn on February 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM

If TED CRUZ runs, he WINS.

Pork-Chop on February 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

McCain: Let’s face it, if the election were held tomorrow Hillary would win

Anybody ask the senile rat-bastard traitor what year it is? Because he probably said the same thing in 2006. Everybody likes the idea of Hillary Clinton running but a big reason why the rat-eared coward is in the White House is that she sucks at campaigning. The other big reason is the GOP was stupid enough to put up a filthy old stupid liberal who has long played-out his POW card.

Happy Nomad on February 21, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Might_Is_Right

Where are you?

Cat got your… keyboard?

If that’s the case, why did the Obama regime unleash the IRS on its opposition?

If that’s the case, Why did Obama LIE 36 times about Obamacare?

If that’s the case, Why does the national socialist left have to base their attacks on LIES and falsehoods?

DinaRehn on February 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Is it bad to feel like you dodged a bullet back in ’08?

TKeaten on February 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Not really. I still think we would have been better off with McCain than 0bumble – well at least not quite as bad may be a better way of saying it…..

dentarthurdent on February 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

If TED CRUZ runs, he WINS.

Pork-Chop on February 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

If Ted Cruz runs like he talks now.

In other words, if he runs on the watered-down agenda of the GOP surrender weasels he will lose. It is an agenda designed to pander to illegal aliens, sodomite advocates, rabid feminists, and other parasites on society who, somehow, the surrender weasels have decided are the future of the GOP. The real tell will be who becomes associated with his campaign. If it pander monkeys like Karl Rove then- game over.

Happy Nomad on February 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

She accomplished nothing in the Senate, and nothing as SOS. However, we should never underestimate the stupidity of low information voters.

The GOP will likely nominate another unelectable candidate too. So sadly Maverick is right.

cat_owner on February 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM

In case you still doubt Maverick’s assessment , check this out. Hoo boy.

I always doubt Maverick’s assessment. One of the dimmest bulbs in the Sendate.

But never more than on this. I actually hope Hillary runs. She’s a horrible politician, and we could use a break.

Plus, it would be fun!!

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Allah,
Good to know what Michelle Bachmann thinks here.
/

verbaluce on February 21, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Need I remind you Obama was elected on Hope & Change in 2008 and reelected on Binders, Big Bird and Bayonetts in 2012. Exactly what gives you any confidence that the electorate will get smarter or informed enough to make the right choice in 2016? Things seem to be going in the opposite direction.

crrr6 on February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Exactly.

cat_owner on February 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Except that the election will not be held tomorrow. Right now nobody knows who the Republican candidate will be, so public perception is between Hillary and No-Name. Most Republicans aren’t criticizing Hillary much now because they’re more intent on winning the Senate.

Once the Republican primary debates start in late 2015, all the candidates will be unanimous in criticizing Hillary, and her record as Secretary of State will be a prime target. If Obamacare is as unpopular in 2016 as it is now, Hillary’s advocacy of a health-care takeover in 1993 will also be a huge target.

Steve Z on February 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

But what about Benghaazeee!!!

Also, Monica Lewinsky!!!! Kathleen Wiley!!!

And once more, BenghaaazEEEE!!!

Might_Is_Right on February 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

So her massive incompetence that led to people being killed in the single executive position she has ever held in her entire life is irrelevant?

You wish that was all there was to talk about. But Hillary is a target-rich environment, a known liar, a shrew, a hypocrite claiming to be a feminist while only attaining power by who she married.

She’s a gem of putrescence. Any way you turn her, you can see more corruption.

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

F*** these wannabe oligarchs.

Murphy9 on February 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

And if today was Christmas Eve, I would be going to bed tonight expecting to wake up with lots of gifts in the morning — but it isn’t Christmas Eve, John, and the election is still approximately 21 months away. John, please retire and go enjoy that Big Alcohol money with your wife. Okay?

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on February 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

One would think even the Democrats would want a fresh face for a candidate with none of the large amount of unseemly baggage that Hillary caries.
Hillary is a proven liar . Aren’t most American tired of being lied to?

But then there are a lot of low info, free stuff loving voters out there. Do enough Americans care more about honesty?

Chessplayer on February 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

However, if Warren decides to run against Hillary, all bets are off.

fadetogray on February 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Warren’s problems?

1. Only a year younger than Hillary.

2. She played well in MA, a rabid-Left state, but won’t play nearly as well in more “moderate” Blue states.

Del Dolemonte on February 21, 2014 at 5:02 PM

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