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2016 Democratic candidate

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I would expect Hillary Clinton to run and to win. God knows she’s in a strong position than ever: her work as Secretary of State has given her immense depth on foreign policy, and she already knew well domestic programs. She also could shepherd along improvements to the Affordable Care Act, including the addition of a single-payer option. Plus I think Democrats, already proud of electing and re-electing our first African-American president would leap at the chance to elect the first woman president, even though the US is rather late to the game of having a woman leading the nation (Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, and many others: it’s not exactly a breathtaking novelty). And, of course, women voters outnumber men voters and more women are now in the Senate and House.

Moreover, in looking around casually, she would be the strongest candidate, so far as I can see. I see her as a stronger candidate than Joe Biden, for example. And though I have to say I like better the politics of Elizabeth Warren, I think she would not be nearly so electable as Hillary Clinton. And, of course, Hillary will have both Obama and Bill Clinton campaigning on her behalf, so I think she might well win. Who will the GOP nominate? Newt Gingrich? Mitch McConnell? Paul Ryan? Eric Cantor?

Well, we’ll know better in a couple of years, though a quiet campaign will probably begin right now.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 November 2012 at 11:13 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. I was certainly not a fan of Hillary’s when she ran against Barack Obama but I would certainly consider voting for her for next President. as we see how things go.

    SweetOK

    11 November 2012 at 3:31 pm


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