A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
At the rate the left and the media (Whoops! Sorry! I repeat myself!) are pushing Hillary into the Oval Office, you'd think she has nothing whatsoever to do to gain entrance.
No primary and no opposition from the right, (at least no serious opposition) will make this a milk run for Hillary.
Come on, folks. The Right has no one to run against Hillary, or any serious democratic candidate. It pains me to report this, but I have this thing about reporting what I see, as I see it.
Unless Hillary states, flat out, that she will not be a candidate for President in 2016, she will be the next President of the United States. Heck, even then she might be drafted!
It's her turn and nothing -- and no one -- will stand in her way. And yes, I DO know how ridiculous that sounds.
Consider this: "Hillary Clinton is the next President of the United States. The campaign has begun as the darts are being thrown. It doesn't matter. She will win the race. It will be historic for more reasons than one. She has paid her dues as a political candidate, as a wife and as a woman. She is ready to step up and take her seat. She is qualified beyond qualifications no matter how you observe.
Hillary will win the election of 2016 for a very basic simple reason. The Republicans don't have a viable candidate and probably won't." (Underlining by JDL) -- SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hermene-hartman/10-reasons-why-hillary-cl_b_4803147.html
Do not be deceived by the misdirection that Hillary hasn't made up her mind, or that she is tired and just wants to be a grandmother. That's Bovine Scatology. She WANTS to be President . She yearns to be President. She craves the presidency. She covets the oval office.
Hillary has ALWAYS wanted to be President. It is the goal her eye (and her heart) has been set upon for lo, these many decades, and she will not be dissuaded.
Obama has set the stage for rule by a woman in the Oval Office. Obama evinced very little masculine type leadership during his regime. That might be because the power behind Obama's throne was -- and is -- a woman. His (her) reign has paved the way for Hillary.
While it is true the country will be split even further apart with Hillary in the Oval Office, that is of no concern to her or to the Progressive/Marxists leading America today.
The advance teams are already formed and active in the field. You may have seen the early slogan "Ready for Hillary" posted on car bumpers. You have most certainly seen it on the Internet.
"... a high-powered political action committee called Ready for Hillary is going gang-busters, raising money and setting the table for a campaign. Several former top Clinton White House aides, such as James Carville, Harold Ickes, and Craig Smith, are advising the group. Mrs. Clinton herself is not involved." -- SOURCE: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/President/2012/0410/Beyond-Hillary-Clinton-Eight-Democrats-who-might-run-if-she-doesn-t/Hillary-Rodham-Clinton
According to a CNN/ORC poll, released back in September, some 65 percent of Democratic primary voters want Clinton as their party’s nominee.
A quick look at the list of Republican's who have publicly acknowledged they are interested in running for the Presidency is, well, shocking:
John R. Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations 2005–2006; Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs 2001
Scott Brown, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts 2010
Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida 1999–2007
Ben Carson, former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, from Maryland
Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey since 2010
Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas since 2013; Solicitor General of Texas 2003–2008
Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas 1996–2007; presidential candidate in 2008
Jon Huntsman, Jr., United States Ambassador to China 2009–2011; Governor of Utah 2005–2009; presidential candidate in 2012
Peter T. King, U.S. Representative from New York since 1993
Ted Nugent, musician and gun rights activist from Michigan
Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky since 2011
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas since 2000; Lieutenant Governor of Texas 1999–2000; presidential candidate in 2012
Paul Ryan, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin since 1999; vice-presidential nominee in 2012
Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1995–2007; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1991–1995; presidential candidate in 2012
Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host, U.S. Representative from Florida 1995-2001
Donald Trump, business magnate and television personality from New York
Other potential candidates
Kelly Ayotte, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire since 2011; Attorney General of New Hampshire 2004–2009
Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas since 2011; U.S. Senator from Kansas 1996–2011; presidential candidate in 2008
Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia 2010–2014; nominee for Governor of Virginia in 2013
Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue University since 2013; Governor of Indiana 2005–2013; Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2001–2003
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina since 2011
Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana since 2008; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2005–2008
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio since 2011; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1983–2001; presidential candidate in 2000
Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska 2006–2009; 2008 vice-presidential nominee
Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana since 2013; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2001–2013
Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from Ohio since 2011; Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2006–2007; US Trade Representative 2005-2006
Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State 2005–2009; National Security Advisor 2001–2005
Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida since 2011
Brian Sandoval, Governor of Nevada since 2011; District Judge for the District of Nevada 2005-2009
Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan since 2011; executive chairman of Gateway 2005 – 2007; co-founder of investment firm Ardesta
John Thune, U.S. Senator from South Dakota since 2005; U.S. Representative from South Dakota 1997–2003
Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin since 2011
Allen West, U.S. Representative from Florida 2011–2013
(The source for this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2016 )
See what I mean? Honestly, does a single name leap from the computer screen to inspire you to believe the GOP has better than a snowball's chance in Hades of winning in 2016? Let's face it: The Republican Party is bereft of inspiring leadership and/or potential candidates who can set the blood to boiling in a good old fashioned political race for the Presidency.
Meanwhile, back at the dems' ranch -- WHO will eventually challenge Hillary. There are those who believe Brian Schweitzer, the ex-governor of Montana will be the Hillary challenger. Schweitzer is an expert on energy policy, a former rancher and soil engineer, and he's eloquent.
Even if Schweitzer does run, I am convinced it will all be "pro forma."
The thing that troubles me even more than the thought of Hillary being in the White House again is -- Bill being in the White House again!
J. D. Longstreet
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