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  • Bernie Sanders seeks to pull Democrats left in 2016 primary

    04/13/2014 4:14:26 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Noah Bierman
    WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders has been calling activists and traveling the country with a question: Could he vault from his US Senate seat representing what is fondly called the People’s Republic of Vermont to the White House? His next stop in search of an answer is the first presidential primary state of New Hampshire, where this weekend he plans to bring his campaign complaint about America becoming an “oligarchic society.’’ The lawmaker, who is possibly the most liberal of all members of Congress — and the only one to call himself a democratic socialist — said in an interview this...
  • CLINTON SAYS SHE IS 'THINKING ABOUT' 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RUN

    04/09/2014 1:58:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 83 replies
    VIDEO AT LINKOn Tuesday, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted during a post-speech question-and-answer session at the Marketo Marketing Summit at San Francisco's Moscone Center that she's thinking about running for president in 2016...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She's 'Thinking' About 2016 White House Run

    04/09/2014 3:20:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 9 ,2014 | Peter Cooney
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asked again the question on the mind of everyone who follows U.S. politics, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was "thinking" about running for president in 2016. Appearing at a marketing conference in San Francisco, Clinton, widely considered the Democratic front-runner if she enters the race, was asked by an interviewer: "What's your plan? Are you going to do it? You can announce it here if you'd like."
  • Bill Kristol: Bush-Clinton Presidential Race Not Likely

    04/08/2014 3:22:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wanda Carruthers
    It's not likely the race for president in 2016 will pit former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush and former Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol predicted. "I'm willing to go out on a limb," Kristol told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "I think there's no way there will be a Bush-Clinton race in 2016."
  • If We Ban Bossy, Will They Take Their HOPE and CHANGE and Go Away?

    03/16/2014 9:51:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-16-2014 | MOTUS
    For those of you who don’t think Big Guy works hard enough: here’s concrete evidence to the contrary. He pulled an all-nighter working on this marketing schematic B4 he tweeted it out:Seriously, young-uns, Big Guy hates to be the one to deliver the bad news, butt you are NOT invincible; incredible? Yes:The Incrediblesbutt invincible? Nah. Not unless you’re a wise, bossy woman. Oh yes, I am wise But it's wisdom born of pain Yes, I've paid the price But look how much I gained If I have to, I can do anything I am strong (Strong) I am invincible (Invincible)...
  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • Whispers persist that Hillary won’t run: Health may be worse than disclosed

    02/28/2014 5:17:20 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 143 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 28, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    If you listen to the chattering class in Washington, D.C., Hillary Clinton is a virtual certainty for the 2016 Democratic nomination, and the front runner in the next presidential race. But in private, rumors persist that the former Secretary of State may not even be capable of making it to Iowa and New Hampshire. Clinton, these skeptics often say, will not run for president again because of health concerns. These ubiquitous rumors of her health have been fueled in part by the supermarket tabloids. The National Enquirer wrote in 2012 that Clinton had brain cancer, something a spokesman dismissed then...
  • In South Carolina, Clinton forces try to tap Obama magic

    02/24/2014 8:13:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/24/14 | Peter Hamby
    ...."Is Hillary ready for Hillary? That's the question," said former South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, who said he plans to support Biden if he runs. "Is it a political organization or a fan club for a boy band? I just don't understand the idea that somehow you've got to encourage her to run. Either people want to run and have a coherent message about why they should be president, or not. She has been around the block. She knows that if she wants to run, she can get in and get the money." "I think it's a cult,...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick open to White House bid

    02/24/2014 7:04:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/24/2014 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signaled Sunday that he would be open to a White House bid at some point, though the governor has previously ruled out seeking the presidency in 2016. Asked in an interview whether he could see himself as a national candidate — not necessarily in 2016 — the second-term Democrat responded: “Maybe. Maybe.” “That’s a decision I have to make along with my wife of 30 years, and she’s a tough one to convince,” Patrick said. Prodded further, the former Justice Department official responded: “Let’s just see what time tells.” Only the second African-American elected governor of...
  • Mary Matalin: Hillary Won't Even Run

    02/08/2014 11:18:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 8, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    The wide variety of potential candidates for the Republican presidential nomination boils down to one question in many quarters — which one can beat Hillary Clinton? But to at least one powerful Republican consultant, Mary Matalin, the "Hillary" question is pointless. "Hillary Clinton’s lead is ephemeral," Matalin told Politico Magazine. "As soon as she gets in, if she gets in, she will be challenged and it will evaporate. Just the nature of the beast. I predict she doesn’t run." ---snip--- Political consultant and media strategist Mark McKinnon predicts a "Clash of the Titans" battle between Clinton and Bush for the...
  • Hillary Clinton leads WaPo/ABC 2016 primary poll by … 61 points

    01/30/2014 1:29:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 30, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, I wonder if she’s running? Let’s put this another way. If anyone had a 6:1 lead over the closest potential opponent in a future race (with a 61-point lead), and that closest opponent’s name was Joe Biden, who wouldn’t run? Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a commanding 6 to 1 lead over other Democrats heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, while the Republican field is deeply divided with no clear front-runner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Clinton trounces her potential primary rivals with 73 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents, reinforcing a narrative of inevitability around her...
  • The Democratic Party’s uphill path to 270 electoral votes in 2016

    01/19/2014 1:16:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage ^ | January 18, 2014 | John Sides
    My Post colleague Dan Balz has some very interesting reporting from Democratic and Republican strategists. Both groups seem somewhat pessimistic about the GOP’s chances in 2016: A recent conversation with a veteran of GOP presidential campaigns raised this question: Which, if any, of the recent battleground states are likely to become more Republican by 2016? The consensus: very few. That reality highlights one problem Republicans face as they seek to regain the White House after six years under President Obama. Lots of factors affect elections: The quality of the candidates, the state of the economy, the effectiveness of the campaigns....
  • Drudge Report: Hillary Clinton 2016 - She Makes It Official?

    01/05/2014 4:33:57 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    The Drudge Report ^ | Jan. 5, 2014 | Matt Drudge
    SHE MAKES IT OFFICIAL?http://drudgereport.com/flash3b.htm From: General Wes Clark [info@hillaryclinton.com] Date: January 5, 2014, 3:06:45 PM EST Subject: Free Hillary Clinton Bumper Sticker Reply-To: info@hillaryclinton.com Have you picked up your free Ready for Hillary bumper sticker yet? Please take a moment to read this special message from General Wes Clark. Ready For Hillary PAC is solely responsible for the content of this message. Grassroots movements happen when neighbors talk to neighbors and tell them to get involved. One of the best ways to spark these conversations about Hillary potentially running in 2016 is by showing your support right now. Have you...
  • Looking Ahead to 2016, Hillary Clinton’s State Problem

    12/23/2013 4:14:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 35 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | Monday, December 23, 2013 | James Rosen
    Take a minute to play communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run. Your task: come up with a 30-second spot to run in the early primary states about your candidate’s four years as Secretary of State. What part of the world do you start with? Iran? John Kerry now owns, for better or worse, the effort to bar the mullahs from getting the bomb. The “pivot to Asia”? The pushback on China in the Pacific has yet to take any visible shape beyond President Obama’s patented phrase. The “reset” with Russia? Really? Putin’s a pal now? Anyone putting together...
  • Liberal group touted access to Hillary Clinton for $250,000

    12/18/2013 5:03:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) this year promised corporate donors a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton in return for a $250,000 donation, documents obtained by The Hill show. The meeting never happened, though Clinton spoke at the anniversary gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium that was cited on the solicitation. “None of the patrons were able to meet with Secretary Clinton but our board and trustees did meet with her at the event,” said Andrea Purse, a CAP spokeswoman. The documents ask prospective donors to contribute to CAP’s “Progressive Party,” which was held Oct. 24 to...
  • Saving Hillary Clinton

    11/13/2013 7:59:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The left is scared to death that its favored 2016 candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, could be on the ropes. Hillary's favorable ratings are down dramatically from when she left office -- in April 2013, her favorability rating stood at 56 percent, but by the end of October, it had dropped to 46 percent. Among independents that number dropped to 35 percent; Hillary even saw a dip of 12 points among Democrats, from 88 percent to 76 percent. Young people in particular are not pleased with the former First Lady -- just 38 percent view her favorably, while...
  • Left wants challenger for Hillary Clinton

    11/12/2013 2:04:41 PM PST · by yoe · 26 replies
    tHE hILL ^ | nOVEMBER 12, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Liberal leaders want Hillary Clinton to face a primary challenge in 2016 if she decides to run for president. The goal of such a challenge wouldn’t necessarily be to defeat Clinton. It would be to prevent her from moving to the middle during the Democratic primary. “I do think the country would be well served if we had somebody who would force a real debate about the policies of the Democratic Party and force the party to debate positions and avoid a coronation,” said Roger Hickey, co-director of Campaign for America’s Future, an influential progressive group.
  • Wall Street’s nightmare: President Elizabeth Warren

    11/12/2013 8:45:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/12/2013 | By BEN WHITE and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    NEW YORK — There are three words that strike terror in the hearts of Wall Street bankers and corporate executives across the land: President Elizabeth Warren. The anxiety over Warren grew Monday after a magazine report suggested the bank-bashing Democratic senator from Massachusetts could mount a presidential bid in 2016 and would not necessarily defer to Hillary Clinton — who is viewed as far more business-friendly — for the party’s nomination. And the fear is not only that Warren, who channels an increasingly popular strain of Occupy Wall Street-style anti-corporatism, might win. That is viewed by many political analysts as...
  • Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders visits S.C.

    10/26/2013 9:04:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    charlestoncitypaper.com ^ | October 25, 2013 | Corey Hutchins
    America is turning into an oligarchy — that was the message Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s self-styled socialist U.S. senator, preached to more than 100 progressive activists last Saturday at the annual fall getaway of the S.C. Progressive Network. Sanders had been on a week-long romp of the former Confederacy, and during his tour, he hit up the Progressive Network gathering taking place among the live oaks, Spanish moss, and scattered cabins of the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Sanders said he had never spoken publicly in the South, but it’s been something the New Englander had always intended to...
  • Howard Dean: ‘God Help Us’ If Ted Cruz Becomes President (Watch Video)

    08/26/2013 12:16:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2013 | by Evan McMurry
    Howard Dean excoriated Candy Crowley’s interview with Ted Cruz on CNN Sunday morning, calling it “a very long interview with very little content,” and saying “God help us” if Cruz ever became more than a U.S. Senator.Cruz had pitched allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines as one of the policies he would put in place instead of Obamacare.“I don’t want the Texas insurance commissioner being up here in Vermont,” Dean said. “We have had universal health insurance for all our kids for twenty years. They have 22% of their children uninsured in Texas. I don’t want...
  • Democrats say ‘rock star’ gov chances good

    08/22/2013 2:44:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | August 22, 2013 | Matt Stout
    Gov. Deval Patrick is a Democratic “rock star” who — scandals be damned — could launch a 2016 White House run if he chooses, say Democrats undeterred by this week’s double whammy of dirt to hit Patrick’s administration and political future. “This will pass like a storm cloud in the summertime,” Democratic strategist Steve McMahon said of revelations the state’s escalating drug lab scandal has tainted the cases of as many as 40,000-plus defendants and that the state ranks in the top three nationwide in welfare handouts. “If he decided to run, and I take him on his word he’s...
  • Paglia: "It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance"

    08/21/2013 10:11:42 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday August 21, 2013 | By Tracy Clark-Flory
    Full Title: Camille Paglia: “It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton is our party’s best chance”: "As a registered Democrat, I am praying for a credible presidential candidate to emerge from the younger tier of politicians in their late 40s. A governor with executive experience would be ideal. It’s time to put my baby-boom generation out to pasture! We’ve had our day and managed to muck up a hell of a lot. It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance." "She has more sooty...
  • Michelle Obama: I won't run for president

    08/15/2013 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    USA Today | Aug 15, 2013 | David Jackson
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/08/15/barack-michelle-obama-hillary-clinton-2016-presidential-race/2659723/ Nothing follows.
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton tops list of Dems voters DON'T WANT in 2016

    08/06/2013 7:16:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 08-06-2013 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on top of yet another poll today. But it's not the result her team was hoping for. In a new Rasmussen Reports poll, Clinton tops five others as the one candidate voters don't want to win in 2016. "Regardless of whom you would vote for, which candidate would you least like to see win the Democratic nomination in 2016? Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Martin O'Malley, Andrew Cuomo, Antonio Villaraigosa or Cory Booker?" Rasmussen asked. The results: Clinton 27 percent, Biden 24 percent. The rest were in the 15 percent to 17 percent, reported...
  • 16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016

    08/04/2013 12:51:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    The Daily Beast's Politics Beast ^ | August 3, 2013 | Myra Adams, Republican operative
    By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a candidate can go from frontrunner to underdog, the 2016 presidential election is decades away. But from this vantage point, all signs point to Hillary Clinton coasting to the Democrat Party nomination and winning the White House. As a lifelong Republican, I am not pleased with my own prediction—nothing would thrill me more than if a conservative were to win back the presidency. But my political reality instincts lead me to believe the following.(And I’ve been right before: in January 2011, I cowrote “12 Reasons Obama Wins in 2012.”) Unless...
  • Eye on 2016 (Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul Leads as Rubio Falls)

    07/18/2013 9:28:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/18/2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The early stages of the 2016 presidential campaign are already underway. Hillary Clinton has held a steady, arguably insurmountable lead for the Democratic nomination, while the Republican nomination is much more fluid. Senator Rand Paul is the frontrunner, thanks to a drop in support for Senator Marco Rubio in Iowa over immigration reform. At this point, Clinton can essentially walk in and take the Democratic nomination. In Iowa, wins an incredible 71% of the vote. Of course, pundits will argue that Clinton seemed inevitable in 2008, but that was only because it was assumed that then-Senator Obama would not run....
  • National Journal wonders: Have we already hit Peak Hillary?

    07/11/2013 8:22:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    We’re still three years away from the 2016 general election and two and a half years from the Iowa caucus, but Hillary Clinton has already managed to grab top-rank political talent on the Left. Does she risk getting too far ahead of the pack and making herself into a punching bag for up-and-comers over the long haul? National Journal’s Jill Lawrence wonders if Hillary is peaking too soon for her own good: Crack organizers from President Obama’s campaigns are the latest political honchos to join the Clinton-for-President movement and, like others involved, they say they are just trying to make...
  • Elizabeth Dole: Hillary Clinton 2016 ‘Front-Runner’ (RINO's picking their candidate)

    06/20/2013 3:06:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 9:56 AM EDT | By KATIE GLUECK
    Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, who briefly ran for president herself, on Thursday called Hillary Clinton a “front-runner.” “I have to say as far as Hillary is concerned, you know … we can recognize that we’re past the point of a woman being accepted as president because she almost made it last time, and also just to think she could be a front-runner — a few years ago, that wouldn’t have been something that would have been conceivable,” Dole, a former Republican senator from North Carolina, said on “CBS This Morning.” “But she is the front-runner. Of course, it’s a very...
  • Obama was pushed by Clintons into endorsement of Hillary in 2016: book

    06/02/2013 10:19:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2013 | EDWARD KLEIN
    President Obama made a secret deal to support Hillary Clinton when she runs for president in 2016, campaign sources say, payback for the support her husband gave him in 2012. Bill Clinton’s animosity toward Obama is legendary. A year before the last election, he was urging Hillary to challenge the sitting president for the nomination — a move she rejected. According to two people who attended that meeting in Chappaqua, Bill Clinton then went on a rant against Obama. “I’ve heard more from Bush, asking for my advice, than I’ve heard from Obama,” my sources quoted Clinton as saying. “I...
  • Report: Cuomo won't run against Clinton in 2016

    04/29/2013 7:25:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    By Lucy Madison / CBS News/ April 29, 2013, 9:13 AM Report: Cuomo won't run against Clinton in 2016 Despite widespread speculation he's been eying the job, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told associates he won't run for president if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does, according to the New York Post. Cuomo, New York's first-term Democratic governor and the son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would face a steep challenge in mounting a nomination bid against Clinton, who has a wide and readily accessible base of support, and who also has strong ties within New York political circles....
  • Hillary Clinton Destroys Joe Biden in 2016 New Hampshire Poll

    04/26/2013 2:34:46 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | April, 26th, 2013 | Timothy Knight
    After two election cycles with Barack Obama on top, the Democratic Party is looking for a new standard bearer to lead them in the 2016 presidential election against the young and often inexperienced Republican contenders they will likely face, at least when compared to their leading candidates. And if New Hampshire Democrats are any indicator of their national comrades at all, well.. Then they have already made up their minds as to who they want to lead the charge in 2016. According to a survey of 200 Granite State Democrats, with a 7.1% margin of error, former Secretary of State...
  • Nope, Hillary Clinton Would Not 'Clear the Field' for 2016

    04/07/2013 7:38:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    RCP ^ | 04/07/2013 | Tod Lindberg
    No one is more preoccupied these days with Hillary Clinton's 2016 plans than the Beltway political class—not even the former presidential candidate herself. To hear some tell it, her decision will be dispositive for all other Democrats thinking of entering the race. And pundits and reporters aren't the only ones positing the "The Hillary Factor": No less than the House Democratic whip, Steny Hoyer, told BuzzFeed, “I don't know that anybody would run against Hillary…. If she runs, she clears the field.” It's an understandable conclusion, given Clinton's stature in the Democratic Party and her 70 percent national job approval...
  • Huffington: Hillary Clinton ‘Obviously Running’ for President

    04/07/2013 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Apr 2013 02:05 PM | Greg Richter
    Hillary Clinton is clearly running for president in 2016, Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington said, but she’s overworking herself and needs to rest. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Huffington said the former secretary of state should have taken more time off before making two speeches this week. … Huffington fears that Clinton is sending women a bad message; that the only way they can succeed is by driving themselves into the ground. …
  • Poll: Would you like to see Hillary Clinton run for president again in 2016?

    04/07/2013 2:19:50 PM PDT · by South40 · 78 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2013/04/04
    Would you like to see Hillary Clinton run for president again in 2016? Poll here down on right
  • A Hillary Clinton in 'Transition' Has Rivals and Donors Frozen in Place

    04/03/2013 4:48:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 3/31/13 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Hillary Clinton left the State Department nearly two months ago, but she still needs a staff to keep up with the considerable business of being Hillary Clinton. A half-dozen people now work for the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate in a tiny corporate space on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, in what is called her "transition office." Transition to what, Mrs. Clinton and her aides have not yet said. But the question hovers over her every move and has frozen in place the very early -but for some potential candidates, very important - presidential maneuvering on the Democratic...
  • A Clinton in ‘Transition’ Keeps Opponents and Donors Frozen

    03/31/2013 2:12:03 AM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | JIM RUTENBERG
    Hillary Clinton left the State Department nearly two months ago, but she still needs a staff to keep up with the considerable business of being Hillary Clinton. A half-dozen people now work for the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate in a tiny corporate space on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, in what is called her “transition office.” Hillary Clinton Looks Ahead Transition to what, Mrs. Clinton and her aides have not yet said. But the question hovers over her every move and has frozen in place the very early — but for some potential candidates, very important —...
  • James Carville: The pressure on Hillary Clinton for a 2016 run will be “unimaginable”

    03/27/2013 5:53:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    No kidding. How the tables have turned: Team GOP has a whole roster of savvy, fresh-faced up-and-comers, while the Democrats’ bench is looking decidedly less dynamic and their best bets lying in generation old school. That’s not to say another super-candidate couldn’t come out of the woodwork somewhere between now and the next campaign cycle, but it looks like the top tier currently consists of Clinton and Joe Biden — and if I were a Democrat, I would be leaning heavily on Hillary. The last election made me wary of dismissing or underestimating anyone, but when I try to imagine...
  • 2016? No way, Joe!

    03/27/2013 4:19:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/26/2013 | Staff
    "My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be vice president!" - Joseph R. Biden, campaigning in Youngstown, Ohio, May 16, 2012 Yes, that much is true: The plagiarist with the slow-grow hair plugs and the chipmunk fake teeth and the made-up stories about heroics on the football field who quietly won five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War really did become vice president. And this much is clear: He took the gig, after something like 87 years in the Senate, because he...
  • 2016 Hillary-Michelle 'Dream Ticket' floated (Floated is the appropriate verb)

    03/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Hillary Clinton hasn't stepped into the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries yet and there's already buzz growing for the ultimate grrl power ticket: Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama. "All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, but that would truly be a dream team for America," said former Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney. "Both women are proven effective leaders who've raise children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap!" added Finney, also a former Democratic Party spokeswoman.
  • 'Good Morning America' Giddy Over Possible Hillary Presidential Run

    02/16/2013 6:41:32 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Good Morning America's giddiness over the prospect that Hillary Clinton might run for president is any indication of how the MSM will treat the story, it's gonna be a long-g-g-g four years. The excited GMA crew was looking for any harbinger—from falling meteorites to the number of baskets scored by an ABC reporter in a charity game—that Hillary might throw her pantsuit into the ring. A correspondent even joked—at least we hope she was joking—that GMA might have to run a segment every week with the latest is-Hillary-running news. View the video here.
  • Hillary Clinton Is Running for President, OK?

    02/16/2013 1:36:27 AM PST · by algernon_garnock · 34 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 02-14-2013 | Elspeth Reeve
    Bill Clinton confirmed Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016, according to Angelo Tsakopoulos, a "real-estate honcho" who's a major donor to Clinton campaigns, the New York Post reports. No kidding? It is time to stop pretending to be surprised at reports that Clinton is running for president. "Hillary will be our next president and she will be a great one," Tsakopoulos said last weekend at a private California banquet, the Greek Reporter says. "I talked to her husband, and he confirmed it. She will run.” He even had campaign staffing specifics, saying his daughter, Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, will be...
  • Dem Rep: 2016 Pres Candidate Will Have 'Powerful' Database That Has 'Everything On Everyone'

    02/09/2013 1:30:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 76 replies
    breitbart tv ^ | 2-8-13 | breitbart
    "The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life," Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. "That's going to be very, very powerful," Waters said. "That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it's never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They're going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can't get around it. And he's [President Obama] been very smart. It's very...
  • Big Sis mulls presidential bid

    02/06/2013 6:38:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    GOP USA ^ | February 5, 2013 | Staff
    If Hillary Clinton isn't in the 2016 U.S. presidential mix, a Washington Post commentary says Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano may be the woman to watch. Before moving to Washington Napolitano was a well-regarded and popular governor in Arizona. Since arriving in the nation's capital she has made it known she's mulling making a run for higher office, the Post said Monday. As governor, Napolitano was criticized for not being aggressive enough in addressing the influx of illegal immigrants. But as homeland security secretary, she has an opportunity in which to change that image, including a high-profile tour of the...
  • Janet Napolitano: A woman to watch for 2016

    02/04/2013 2:51:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 4, 2013 | Karen Tumulty
    So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016? It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and there is reason to take her seriously.
  • Don't Bet Against Hillary Clinton in 2016

    02/04/2013 7:30:41 AM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    NationalJournal ^ | February 4, 2013 | Ron Fournier
    "Oh, Steve!" Hillary Rodham Clinton protested when "60 Minutes" reporter Steve Kroft asked about her presidential ambitions Cleaning out my notebook from the weekend, I came across this quote from a long-time associate of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discussing the 2016 presidential race: "There is no false equivalency about her pros and cons." Her point is that while journalists falsely equate GOP and Democratic wrongdoing, there is a true equivalency when Clinton weighs the merits of seeking the presidency. Before we get to the lists, a caveat: Clinton honestly and understandably has not decided whether to run, sources...
  • Why Clinton and Biden Won't Run in 2016: Speculation is rampant, but will probably lead nowhere

    01/29/2013 2:16:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jill Lawrence
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden won’t be running for president in 2016--bet on it. I already have, and I’m going to owe a lot of people dinner if I’m wrong. Not to spoil anybody’s fun, but all of this speculation will probably lead nowhere. I’m going to explain my reasoning and then try very hard to refrain from writing anything more about this until, well, at least six months from now. The most obvious factor militating against runs by these Democratic power players is their age. Biden would turn 74 right after Election Day 2016, and Clinton would turn...
  • Joe Biden 'intoxicated' by 2016 run

    01/23/2013 11:59:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 55 replies
    Poluttico ^ | 1/23/2013 | Vandehei and Allen
    Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night. “I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’” He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and...
  • Biden Hints at Presidential Run (NO WAY!!)

    01/22/2013 3:31:25 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/22/2013 | Yahoo News
    Amid all the pomp and circumstance of inauguration weekend, Vice President Joe Biden showed a few of his 2016 cards as he mingled with some constituencies that would be key if he decides to run for president. On Saturday, Biden attended the State Society of Iowa "First in the National Celebration" where he slipped up and referred to himself as the president instead of as the V.P. "I'm proud to be president of the United States, but I am prouder to be…" Biden said as the crowd started to laugh and cheer. "I'm proud to be vice president of the...
  • Democrats Want a Woman on the 2016 Ticket

    01/07/2013 4:12:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 7, 2013 | Kat Stoeffel
    Democratic strategists will not let Hillary Clinton or her blood clot stop them from getting a woman on the 2016 presidential ticket, Politico reports. Even if Clinton sticks to her word and does not run for president — something no one seemed to believe until her recent health scare — activists are still hoping to leverage the 2012 gender gap into a female nominee. “After the roles Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin played in the 2008 campaign,” Politico writes, “it would be hard for many to accept another cycle like the 2012 presidential race, which featured two all-male national tickets.”...
  • Election 2016: Not Bush vs. Clinton, but Palin vs. Biden

    11/26/2012 11:55:24 AM PST · by Marcus · 53 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | November 26, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    Allahpundit at Hot Air is relating what he thinks may be a nightmare scenario for 2016, the presidential candidacy of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the brother of one former president and the son of another. It just smacks too much of dynastic politics. This is especially true if Bush wound up running against Hillary Clinton, the wife of a former president, former senator and soon to be former secretary of state. There is an alternative, however