Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hillary for President

We don't know who her Republican opponent will be, but it definitely looks like another Clinton will be running for President as the 2016 Democratic nominee.

Huge Lead for Hillary Clinton in Poll for Democratic nomination reveals results of a new poll, and Hillary is the odds-on Democratic favorite by a landslide:

"The 2016 Democratic presidential nomination is Hillary Clinton’s for the taking if she wants it, according to a new poll, with Vice President Joe Biden Democrats’ No. 2 choice.

Clinton is the overwhelming favorite in the Quinnipiac University poll, drawing 65% and easily surpassing Biden’s 13%. Other Democrats like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick don’t even come close to Clinton (or Biden, for that matter). Cuomo pulls in 4% while Patrick gets 1%.

Clinton, who lost the nomination to President Barack Obama in 2008 and was most recently secretary of state, said when she stepped down as top U.S. diplomat that she planned to catch up “on about 20 years of sleep deprivation” as well as write another book.

Others, meanwhile, are nudging her to run again.

On Thursday, EMILY’s List, a group that works to elect pro-abortion rights Democratic women, launched a media campaign to put a female candidate in the White House.

“There’s one name on all our minds: Hillary Clinton,” wrote Stephanie Schriock, the group’s president, in an op-ed on CNN. “Voters across the country are excited about her possible run. But if she decides not to run, we still have a deep bench of incredible female leaders to choose from.”"

Summing Up

While nothing is for sure, especially when it's politics and three years in the future, Hillary seems like a slam dunk for the Democratic nomination, assuming she wants the job, and my bet is that she does.

Who will be her Republican opponent is up for grabs, or so it seems to me.

But whoever it is, it should make for a very interesting campaign season and election.

Thanks. Bob.

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