Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign Is Now Effectively Over

Wall Street Warns Dems Not to Choose Senator Elizabeth Warren 

Eric Zuesse

Hillary Clinton’s unannounced campaign for the U.S. Presidency has already failed. Her arrogance (or else stupidity) in having wiped clean the hard drive of the private server she had used for her emails while she was the U.S. Secretary of State adds insult to the injury already done to her incipient campaign by the earlier revelation that she had evaded the State Department’s record-keeping system and had used her private server for all of her State Department emails and not only for her personal emails. (The NYT had headlined March 2nd: “Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules.”

CNN, early Saturday morning, March 28th, bannered the big follow-up, “Hillary Clinton deleted all email from personal server,” and reported that, “Hillary Clinton permanently deleted all the emails on the private server she used to do official business as secretary of state.” Ms. Clinton immediately responded to reporters’ questions by saying that nothing of importance to, or concerning, her State Department business, was on that server, and that she had recently sent to the investigator who is looking into this matter “roughly 30,000 emails” that related to State Department business. However, the public, and prosecutors, will now not be able to see the other emails (which she says were approximately 32,000), because she then had that server wiped clean. She says she had had this done because “no one wants their personal emails made public.” 

In other words: the public would just have to trust her assertion that nothing related to government business was in those “personal emails.”

Private letters from Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other American leaders, are published in books; but Hillary Clinton does not think that the American public should ever have access to hers. Today’s emails are like paper-and-ink letters in that bygone era; but she has, in effect, burned them. Historians won’t get to see them; neither will the public.

Even the earlier revelation had caused her ratio of unfavorable-to-favorable ratings in polls to soar.

On March 19th, Reuters headlined, “Many Democrats want independent Clinton email probe: Reuters/Ipsos poll,” and reported: “Support for Clinton’s candidacy has dropped about 15 percentage points since mid-February among Democrats, with as few as 45 percent saying they would support her in the last week.”

In the CBS News poll, taken March 21-24, Hillary’s Favorable rating was 26%, Not Favorable was 37%; this had last been polled by CBS on September 12-16 of 2008: 51% Favorable, 35% Unfavorable. Her Favorable is down from 51% to 26%, almost half, since then. The latest Gallup poll on that question was March 2-4 (this year): 50% Favorable, 39% Unfavorable. Assuming comparability of the Gallup and the CBS polls, her figures went from 50% Favorable and 39% Unfavorable just as the first news of this email scandal broke, down to 26% Favorable and 37% Unfavorable just before the latest revelation — the revelation that she had wiped her server clean — and it’s likely to go even lower now, after that second blow.

Wall Street has banked on Hillary’s becoming President. Her husband gave them what they wanted (the end of the Glass-Steagall Act); and during the past year she has been collecting millions of dollars in ‘speaking fees’ for meeting with them in private.

According to all accounts of the collections by her nascent campaign organization, money has been flowing into it by the millions.

And Wall Street is already panicking at the news-reports of her email scandal.

On Friday March 27th, Britain’s Guardian headlined, “Elizabeth Warren: Banks Could Halt Donations in Protest at Senator’s Plans,” and reported that, “Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party’s tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week.”

On 19 April 2014, the Guardian had headlined “Wall Street deregulation pushed by Clinton advisers, documents reveal” and reported that, “Throughout the documents, which are among 7,000 pages released by the Clinton library on Friday, there is little discussion of internal opposition to repealing Glass-Steagall,” which was the FDR law, passed in response to the 1929 economic crash, that (up till 2000) blocked banks from ever again gambling with depositors’ money and from their leaving the Federal Government holding the bag (bank “bailouts”) when such bank-gambles produce losses, as occurred again in 2008. Senator Warren wants to reinstate those protections for depositors and taxpayers, and the megabanks are terrified against that possibility.

Naturally, then, on 21 May 2014, Mother Jones bannered, “Hillary Clinton’s Speaking Circuit Payday: $5 Million (and Counting),” and listed some of the companies that were forking over $200,000 apiece to have private sessions with her (’speaking fees’) while she was “considering” to gear up for a Presidential campaign: Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, the Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, the National Association of Realtors, etc. Her donors’ list is rich; and it’s all ‘private,’ perhaps just like the emails that she destroyed.

The only Democrats who will be voting for Hillary Clinton are the ones who are satisfied for Wall Street to own Main Street.

And Republicans will vote against her because she’s not nominally “Republican.”

End of story. End of Presidential chance. (But, likely, not end of Presidential campaign. More likely, just the start for other Democrats to enter the race.)


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity

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  • Tom Welsh

    ‘She says she had had this done because “no one wants their personal emails made public.”’

    Now wait a cotton-pickin’ moment there! Haven’t we all been told, over and over and over, that “if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear”? So what does Mrs Clinton have to hide that makes her fearful? The official US government line is that it’s perfectly OK for the NSA to read all our emails, texts, and tweets and listen in to all our spoken conversations, because security. But it’s NOT OK for government officials to see Mrs Clinton’s official email? (Of course she would never mingle her personal emails with official business – and in any case, all our personal business is fair game for the NSA).

    • cettel

      She set up the State Department’s Keystone XL Environmental Impact Statement to be written by a contractor who was recommended to her by TransCanada, which would own the pipeline. She praises fracking, as “progress.” She receives millions from Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase. Her friend Lanny Davis was the chief lobbyist for the Honduras oligarchs who overthrew the progressive democratically elected President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, and because of Hillary’s support that junta government received U.S. aid which kept them empowered after their coup. Why would she want her ‘private emails’ to be made public?

      • ConservativeForHillary

        But they should have copies of all emails she sent.. the people she sent them to should have them backed up .. just have Gowdey get those! .. Easy fix..

        • Heil Hitler!

          ha ha ha

      • The world’s big-corporate-crony media has told lies about Honduras. Hondurans know that the American Ambassador Hugo Llorens was helping Zelaya to execute his own coup d’stat from his president’s chair. He won by fraud in the first place and admitted it to Jorge Ramos of Univision in an interview! So arrogant! Start talking like a wind-up Chavez doll.

        Hondurans dId NOT want to be another Venezuela. Half the country filled the plazas and the streets in support of Micheletti’s constitutional transition government. I know of one person personally who was afraid when Zelaya was arrested because an uncle got a million dollars gifted from Zelaya out of the public treasury and a promise he (Zelaya) would be a lifetime president. (My wife is from Honduras and that year was important to me)

        Hillary made a personal call to Micheletti and ordered him to resign and let Zelaya back in power. He said no! She asked him what it would take to change his mind (and Honduras’). He said “Only an invasion”.

        Chavez breathed fire and threatened to invade but did nothing. The U.S. figured an invasion would backfire with the Honduran Army –and hordes of armed civilians– would put up a fierce fight.

        I met Hondurans who had voted for Obama. They said they would NEVER make that stupid mistake again.

        Not even the CIA would have had a chance to stop them. Chavez poured Venezuela’s money into the country to no avail.


    • ConservativeForHillary

      They should have copies on the back ups at the state department. No big deal.. just goto the people she sent them too.. the government should have backed them up…

      So the Emails are not lost at all..

      • cettel

        That’s false, because lots of those people might be non-government people, such as at JPMorgan/Chase, etc. The embarrassing stuff, which she calls ‘personal,’ could be deal-making with her donors.

        • ConservativeForHillary

          That would be a grand fishing expedition.. the problem is what would JPMorgan/Chase, etc have to do with Benghazi?

          • Heil Hitler!

            Answer… Gadaffi wanted gold for his oil instead of worthless EUSSR paper…

      • Heil Hitler!

        Leon Puñettas was so busy with gay pride nonsense at the Pentagon, he forgot there was a war, so three Navy seals and a US Ambassador were murdered, all because everyone was being so fücking gáy.

        • MC

          Anybody can be hateful….there’s no trick to it.

          • Heil Hitler!

            You “chosen parasites” need to leave me out of it, I don’t owe you anything and I’m not for sale…

            You need to fight their own wars…

          • MC

            Don’t know quite what you’re saying.

          • Heil Hitler!

            Украина должна забыть о Крыме и НАТО… НАТО бомбили христианские сербов…

          • MC

            Yeah, well..what he said ain’t exactly written in stone. I do remember the Christian Germans killing 22 million Russians though.

          • Heil Hitler!

            Wrong… 1932…

          • MC

            Well, I don’t think that’s good enough reason to try and raise Hitler from the dead. Irradicate corporate capitalism…problem solved.

          • Heil Hitler!

            If Iran nukes Israel, the Palestinian fílth also dies in the fallout… not my problem… If Assad Pest Control Service is spraying a few Salafist cóckroaches… not my problem…

            Russia has real soldiers on their border and no gay pride marches in their army… imagine that.

            The “chosen parasites” need to leave me out of it, I don’t owe them anything, they need to fight their own wars.

          • MC

            They aren’t chosen.

          • Heil Hitler!

            Satanismus ist eine jüdisch Kult.


          • MC

            Я согласен. Крым принадлежит России

        • Mike Lemmon

          They weren’t navy seals. They were highly paid mercenaries. Mercenaries deserve whatever they get.

          • Heil Hitler!

            If you are still a little bútt hurt over no gay pride nonsense at the Sochi Olympics, you need to slap some salve on it…

            Russia has real soldiers on their border and no gay pride marches in their army… imagine that.

      • Ed

        ” No big deal.. just goto the people she sent them too.. the government should have backed them up”

        Sorry to point it out, but that’s the single most retarded thing I’ve read all year.

    • Bev

      Go, Hillery, Go! And, take Jeb with you!

      Republicans opened up a can of worms by
      trying to make a scandal out of Hillary Clinton’s emails and now it is
      coming back to bite them as a second previously unreported Jeb Bush
      email account has been uncovered. Jeb Bush’s outrage over Hillary
      Clinton’s emails was already hypocritical, because his team cherry
      picked through and has publicly released, a small fraction of Bush’s
      emails from his time as governor of Florida. The Republican Party has
      shot itself in the foot by trying to turn the Clinton emails into a
      scandal, because what goes around, comes around as Republicans have
      their own private email account problems.

      via: http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Republican-Email-Games-Bac-in-Best_Web_OpEds-Accountability_Backfire-Effect_Bush-Jeb_Email-150326-603.html


      • Bev

        Michael Moore for President
        If nominated, I will run. If elected, I will serve.

        via: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Michael-Moore-for-Presiden-by-Michael-Moore-Financial_Michael-Moore_Presidential-Candidates-150327-233.html
        OpEdNews Op Eds 3/27/2015 at 16:29:27
        Michael Moore for President
        By Michael Moore

        original: http://www.thenation.com/article/201169/michael-moore-president
        This article is part of The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue.Download a free PDF of the issue, with articles by James Baldwin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Toni Morrison, Howard Zinn and many more, here (http://www.thenation.com/sailthru-forms/150-pdf ).

        I’d like to announce, in the pages of this historic issue of this magnificent magazine, the formation of a committee that will study the possibility of an exploratory committee to assess the potential of a Michael Moore candidacy for the presidency of the United States in 2016. In other words, I’m not officially declaring my intention to run. I’m just saying, should I decide to throw my ball cap into the ring, this is what I would propose to do if elected:

        3. If there is a call for war, and if we are to invade another nation, I will declare as commander in chief that the first to be sent into combat must be the conscripted adult offspring of all members of Congress, the president and the president’s cabinet (and then, in order, the children of the CEOs of the Fortune 500, all military contractors and the top media executives). This should reduce the number of wars considerably.

        5. I will forgive all student debt. We’ll go back to a system of work-study, grants, scholarships and minimal, interest-free loans. College in America, as in many other countries, should essentially be free.

        6. I’ll reduce the Pentagon’s budget by 75 percent. That will pay for the above free college and most of my ideas that will follow. We will still have one of the biggest militaries in the world and the ability to blow it up many times over—just not as many times as before.

        7. All Americans will get the same free health plans that members of Congress have access to.

        14. When in doubt, do what the Canadians do: … A return to the paper ballot….

        19. Prisons will not be owned or run by private corporations; they will be run by the public for its own safety. They will no longer be used as places of punishment but rather as training and rehab centers. They will not exist to incarcerate the races or ethnic groups who have no power. Nonviolent people will not be locked up. If they have stolen, they will make restitution. Yes, that means you, corporate criminals.

        20. As Americans, we will seek to be kind—to each other, to the world, and to ourselves. As the president, I will be the first to set that example. I will place education and enlightenment at the top of every agenda, and the elimination of ignorance as my worthy goal. Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence.
        That has been the American equation for too long. The road to its end begins with my election.

        • Bev

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          -Andrew Kreig, author, “Presidential Puppetry”


          Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
          Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00 By Jonathan D. Simon, Truthout

          Election Statistician http://richardcharnin.com/

          Richard Charnin (Truth Is All)
          Election Fraud (1968-2012) Quantitative Analysis and True Vote Models

          In 2000, Al Gore won the 540,000 recorded votes (48.4-47.9%). But the unadjusted state exit polls (58,000 respondents) indicated he won by 50.8-44.4%, a 6 million vote margin. There were nearly 6 million uncounted votes.The True Vote Model had him winning by 51.5-44.7%. But the Supreme Court awarded the election to Bush (271-267 EV). In Florida, 185,000 ballots were uncounted. The following states flipped from Gore in the exit poll to Bush in the recorded vote: AL AR AZ CO FL GA MO NC TN TX VA. Gore would have won the election if he captured just one of the states. Democracy died in this election. (Meaning Al Gore won all those states, including Texas)

          The bedrock of the evidence derives from this undisputed fact: Final national and state exit polls are always forced to match the recorded vote – even if doing so requires an impossible turnout of prior election voters and implausible vote shares. All demographic categories are adjusted to conform to the recorded vote. To use these forced final exit polls as the basis for election research is unscientific and irresponsible. The research is based on the bogus premise that the recorded vote is sacrosanct and represents how people actually voted. Nothing can be further from the truth.

          It is often stated that exit polls were very accurate in elections prior to 2004 but have deviated sharply from the recorded vote since. That is a misconception. The UNADJUSTED exit polls have ALWAYS been accurate and closely matched the True Vote in 1988-2008. A comparison of ADJUSTED, PUBLISHED exit polls in elections prior to 2004 and PRELIMINARY exit polls since then is like comparing apples to oranges. The adjusted, published exit polls have always exactly matched the fraudulent RECORDED vote because they have been forced to do so. That’s why they APPEAR to have been accurate. The RECORDED vote has deviated from the TRUE VOTE in EVERY election since 1968 –always favoring the Republicans.

          • Bev

            Contribute to CODE RED, because “The reality of non-transparent computer voting means that the U.S. should not be considered a democracy at this point in history. Jimmy Carter made this very point in 2013 when he told Der Spiegel the U.S. “has no functioning democracy.” In post-Constitutional America, we need to acknowledge the fact that we hold perhaps the worst elections on the Earth. Once we accept this fact, we can come up with solutions to restore a real democracy.”

            from: http://www.opednews.com/articles/U-S-Elections-Worst-amon-by-Bob-Fitrakis-Democracy_Voting-150401-714.html

            U.S. Elections: Worst among established democracies
            By Bob Fitrakis
            Reprinted from freepress.org

            Over fourteen hundred international election experts gathered data last year and pronounced the United States last in election integrity among long-standing democracies. On a 100-point scale, the U.S. received an integrity rating of 69.3 percent — one notch ahead of the narco-drug state Colombia at 69.1 percent and just behind the nearly-narco-drug state of Mexico at 69.8 percent, neither country with a long-standing democracy.
            “The November 2014 Congressional elections got poor grades because experts were concerned about the electoral laws, voter registration, the process of drawing district boundaries, as well as regulation of campaign finances,” according to the Electoral Integrity Project report.

            The experts particularly found U.S. voting registration problematic. So let me summarize that for you. We have 50 different state election laws — some quite fair, others authoritarian in nature. With the elimination of the Voter’s Rights Act of 1965, Republicans have declared open season on Black, Latino, elderly and young voters. Over 90 percent of the U.S. House districts are rigged to be non-competitive. Corporations can secretly launder money into political campaigns. And our Supreme Court has declared corporations are people and spending money is free speech.

            Of course the report worded this in a bit more scholarly manner: “America also suffers from exceptionally partisan and decentralized arrangements for electoral administration.” To put it bluntly, there is no Constitutional right to vote, as there is in the European Union Constitution.

            The report correctly recognizes the history of election corruption in the U.S. as: “”increasingly polarized and litigious”ever since the 2000 ‘Florida debacle’ generating growing controversy in state-houses and the courts.” This is the rise of Karl Rove and Rovian politics — laws are routinely broken, private computer companies “accidentally switch votes,” election officials co-chair partisan political campaigns, and voters are mysteriously purged from the voting rolls.

            This leads to the following conclusion in the report: “Elections in the United States as relatively poorly ranked by experts compared with other established democracies, deserving further scrutiny.”

            Luckily for the Unites States, the Electoral Integrity Project sponsored by the University of Sydney in Australia does not measure the method by which people vote. The U.S. is the only democracy on Earth that allows private, for-profit partisan corporations to secretly program the computer voting software. Had this ludicrous non-transparent practice surrounding e-voting machines been calculated, the U.S. would be listed as the worst democracy on the planet.

            The reality of non-transparent computer voting means that the U.S. should not be considered a democracy at this point in history. Jimmy Carter made this very point in 2013 when he told Der Spiegel the U.S. “has no functioning democracy.” In post-Constitutional America, we need to acknowledge the fact that we hold perhaps the worst elections on the Earth. Once we accept this fact, we can come up with solutions to restore a real democracy.

    • oooorgle

      “If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear.” –

      Joseph Goebbels

  • Chris B

    If only that headline were true. Alas, I suspect Eric has jumped the gun. Hilary is like a character out of Evil Dead. She just keeps coming even when she’s dead and buried.

    • ConservativeForHillary
      • Southernfink

        What I find more important about any of this, why would you bother looking forward to a return of the duopoly anyway?

        • ConservativeForHillary

          I’m looking forward to a robust booming economy under the Clinton’s.. just like when bill was in office.

          • Southernfink

            The US economy could so much more robust if it did not squander so much of her taxpayers resources on defense.

          • nomadfiles

            you mean on “defense”

          • Big Bear

            The economy “boomed” for the same 5-10% of the economy that it’s producing for now. That’s the constituency both parties serve, always, and especially of course the 1% — and not the “general welfare.” But in the long run societies rise and fall with the “general welfare.” The 1% just figures they’ll be dead first. And never too soon.

          • MC

            Bill gave all your money to the military and sent farmers into destitution with his NAFTA crap. Clinton..kissing up to corporate. Basically, good for nothing.

          • Mike Lemmon

            I’m looking forward to Bill banging interns in the whitehouse again.

          • ConservativeForHillary

            Why do you care so much about what goes on in Bill Clinton’s pants?

      • cettel

        That’s the opposite view. I don’t agree with it: Larry Sabato assumes that the U.S. public won’t abandon Hillary because they’ve ‘known’ her for such a long time. However, if her support is a mile wide and an inch deep, then her name-recognition alone won’t suffice; her base of support can shrivel fast — as shown in the recent polling-data.

        • Mike Lemmon

          Lanny Davis (and Lanny Bruer) are pure scum.

  • kimyo

    let’s see how m. zuesse’s political acumen fares in real life.

    what’s your call?
    1) hillary withdraws from the ring in 10 days.
    2) hillary withdraws from the ring in 100 days.
    3) hillary is the nominee.

    you may recall, zuesse was expecting democratic congress-critters to stand up and move to impeach obama, so much so that he staked his membership in the party to his ‘belief’.

    is it over, mr zuesse? or will we will be discussing the viability of hillary’s campaign in 2016? 26% favorable today is quite a few million americans, you know. pit her against cruz/palin and all of a sudden……

    ps: are you not part of the problem here? ex: trying with all of your might to convince progressives (aka democrats) that their mindset is superior, cause science sez so?

    • cettel

      “kimyo,” Hillary’s poll-ratings were bound to come down from what they were, because she’s a lousy campaigner, and because she has no achievements (other than bad ones) either as Secretary of State or as Senator. In other words: her record is poor; and, on top of that, her campaigning is poor. The only pluses for her are that she is articulate (otherwise known as “glib”), her husband is the most popular living President or living former President, and she’s a she; and those features might be enough to keep her in the race, but not enough for her to be likely to win, not even the primaries, and even less so the Presidency. Anyway, her peak crucial polling ratio, of Favorable/Unfavorable, is now almost certainly behind her, and therefore her campaign from now on will probably be all downhill, and that’s not a good way to start any candidacy.
      This email thing will likely be just the first of what will probably be a succession of strategic and tactical blunders from the stupid and arrogant Hillary. Moreover, while she strives for crossover appeal, the paper-thin support for her as compared to her Democratic contenders could produce a remarkably rapid collapse of her chances to win the Democratic nomination. Wall Street is desperate: they were expecting to have two conservative candidates and an electoral throttle around the public’s neck come Election Day.
      The only important question will be: How many progressives will enter the Democratic Presidential primaries? Zero would be horrible; two would be horrible; but one would be terrific. Wall Street will be angling for it to be either zero or two. But we’ll see, won’t we?

      • kimyo

        your litmus test for progressive candidates is a tad weak, imho (ie: must not be a climate change denier).

        isn’t the true test: the candidate demands the immediate impeachment and prosecution of obama for admitted war crimes?

        elizabeth warren is progressive in name only.

        ps: the notion that wall street is ‘desperate’ or has to ‘angle’ for position is both quaint and delusional. they’re the executive producers of this made for tv nonsense. the nytimes writes headlines like ‘warren has wall street on the run’ for intellectuals such as yourself.

      • kimyo

        ef·fec·tive·ly (ĭ-fĕk′tĭv-lē) adv: virtually, really, in fact, essentially, in effect, in reality, in truth, as good as, in actual fact, to all intents and purposes, in all but name, in actuality, for practical purposes.

        it seems hillary didn’t get your memo. 10 days later, and somehow she’s still at it. you’d think someone would have told her by now.

        Hillary Clinton hires Google executive to be chief technology officer

        you damage words like ‘effectively’ and ‘conclusive’ by misusing them. this undermines your attempt to communicate with the audience here.

  • hidflect

    Barney Frank was on Bill Maher’s show saying that the thing that will get out the voters in favour of Madame Clinton will be the disgust with the Republican candidate. That’s a p1ss poor argument and doesn’t bode well for her. I’ll say it again; go to any liberal/progressive blog that has a story about her and see the comments run 80-1 against her. She ain’t gonna win.

    • billylove

      Barney Frank is a clown. He still goes on and on about how great “his” financial reform bill is. He’s just another empty talking head spouting Democratic Party bs.

  • Suzanne Majo De Kuyper

    The assumption that Mrs William Clinton’s reach for the golden ring of American presidential power is over is very misleading as this assumption is wrong, 100%. In order to rework how US presidents reach power without voting except as show, the voting laws were eliminated when Obama “quasi-legally”assured us through his Supreme Court that Corporations are in fact humans with voting rights to fund their own choices at will. All those TTIP Trade Agreements as to cement this Supreme Court criminal law, cementing the unaccepted fact the US Supreme Court no longer acts under the US Constitution. This blog I am unable to stop coming to me, sends out copious information, leaving out copious information at the very same time.
    A Null null win of misinformation in total.

    • Not to forget the immigration extralegal scandal, the illegal Obamacare coup, the rest of it.

  • nomadfiles

    She may win the nomination but she won’t win the election. The race will be determined by who can get they’re people out to vote. Dems are going to have a hard time with HRC. There constituency is going to have Obama remorse, as they wake up to the awareness of the carnage in his wake. Looking back many Dems are going to say “damn, he governed just like a republican”. So what’s the difference if an actual republican is in charge? Not all of them, but that portion that a presidential candidate needs to push him over the top. Critically they won’t have enthusiastic black voters, which is what clenched the deal for Obama. If HRC wins the nomination, get ready for a republican president.

    • blkyank

      Democrats will get pretty enthusiastic in 2016 if the Republicans nominate a culture warrior and the election is based on social issues and framed as a third Obama election.

      Btw, Obama is still popular among his base after 6 years in office,with the majority of Obama remorse being among swing voters,so I don’t see his dedicated supporters bailing on him in the next two years if they haven’t in the last six.

      Most of Obama’s base will simply blame the GOP Congress for any “carnage” in his wake.

      And many of those swing voters such as the white working class men and married white
      women are more likely to be more supportive of Clinton then they ever were of Obama.

      An Election where the GOP is focused on social issues plays into the wall street wing of the Democratic party because while the economic positions of the parties may blend together in
      the minds of the the Dem “base constituency” who pine for the next FDR or LBJ,the positions
      of the parties on hot button social issues are pretty distinct.

      The Republicans will also (baring a calamity)be unable to use the economy as a weapon to the same degree Obama could because he can truthfully say things are not as bad as they were in 2008 when he ran for President.The Republicans will only be able to argue about the degree of improvement the economy should have made,not if it made improvement under Obama.

      The Republicans could also be offering another war to the electorate with their growing chorus
      of “bomb Iran” supporters in Congress and likely the Republican nominee.

      That could very well scare the hell out of the liberal base to hold their nose and come out to support Clinton over staying home to teach the establishment a lesson by helping a Republican win.

      Many Democrats think Hillary is a hawk and in the same mindset as the GOP,but she likely has the good sense to act like she doesn’t want to attack and would position herself as a calm voice hoping for a peaceful solution,in contrast to the GOP nominee who could have been forced in the primaries into a position of attacking Iran on day one of his administration.

      Many activist liberals who want to take a “pox on both houses” position along the lines of the 2000 election,could see that taking such a position could get another Bush in the White House and another war in the middle east. That could be enough to bring them out to prevent what they see as history repeating itself.

      I would also venture that most of Obama’s black voters will return to the polls in 2016, because the President will make himself a factor in 2016 by stressing to those voters that Republicans will be running against his legacy as much as against Hillary.

      If she loses,the right would play that defeat as a rejection of Obama and by extension,his supporters.

      The Republicans won’t be able to keep themselves from going there in 2016 and will fill the airwaves with as many attacks on Obama as on Hillary.

      That will piss off a lot of black voters who might otherwise have sat out the election if the vitriol was focused squarely on Hillary and voter suppression laws not on the books to drive black voters to the polls not so much to vote for Clinton as to make a point that such tactics will not stand.

      So no,I don’t see HRC winning the nomination as a automatic loss in the general election.

      • nomadfiles

        Good points. I can testify to the fact that Obama’s approval rating remains high among some people and is likely to remain so till the bitter end. It is tantamount to sacrilege to say a negative word about Obama in the precinct I inhabit. I just think that, without him to galvanize these people, that support for the Dem party is going to diminish, looking toward 2016 with a less charismatic person at the top of the ticket. What they are willing to tolerate in Obama (pseudoRepublican policies) might not be so acceptable from less talented con-(wo)men. There won’t be that enthusiasm that compelled democratic voters to get to the polls. And hopefully the spell that Obama has had over his zombies will be broken when he leaves office. The Dems are not likely to be able to recreate that phenomenon.

  • Hillary Clinton accidentally admits that the CFR runs this nation. Wow!


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    There are many deeply disturbing aspects about Hillary Clinton’s secret operation whereby she ran her own email server for all of her U.S. State Department official business. As a matter of fact, there are so many profound violations of law and broken department regulations involved it’s a wonder Ms. Clinton hasn’t been arrested and imprisoned — WITHOUT BAIL.


  • darlene

    All i want to know from clinton is 1 what happened to the boys who were killed in MENA AK and her husband shut down the investigation ? 2 Whitewater and how much money did they make off that scam 3 Who killed Vince Foster ? This family has been up to their eyeballs in corruption since they first took office , Google the CLINTON BODY COUNT …. And it seems they KILL PEOPLE ALSO . tc all .

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  • Mike Lemmon

    Nobody for President. Nobody knows the issues. Nobody cares. Nobody is like you.Nobody would be a great person to have a beer with.

  • oplix

    We can only hope that this witch’s hunt for American destruction is over before it starts. The other threat is Jeb Bush.

  • john Everett Walker

    This would be great news if there weren’t so many low feculent progressive liberrhoids lined up for the job. Lincoln Chaffee, for the love of excrement! They reach the bottom of the septic tank and begin to dig.

  • Robyn

    I love Hillary. She is so smart and tenacious. She makes me proud to be a woman. Nothing would make me more happy then for her to become the first female president. Also the best president ever I believe. Go Hillary Go! YAY

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    • Elijah Z Shay

      Yes, exactly <3

  • kimyo

    115 days and counting.

    honestly, at this stage, video could emerge of her using a silver spoon to eat a live baby’s brain directly from its just-sawed-open skull while doing a heil hitler salute and at best we’d only see a temporary 5% drop in her ‘favorable’ ratings.

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