Hillary Clinton for President in 2012?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
On August 10th, 2010 we suggested that Hillary Clinton would be the democrat's nominee for President in 2012. You may read the entire article HERE.
In the article we said: “I believe Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s candidate for US President in 2012. Over the past -- little more than a year and a half -- I have watched Obama going through the motions while his handlers pull the strings. (The Shadow Government, remember?) As we approach the Mid-Term election in November, I believe the Obama puppeteers know they have accomplished nearly all they can hope for with Obama, and they are very near to cutting his strings.”
We went on to say: “Let’s face it. Obama is a joke! A costly joke, but a joke, nevertheless. His own fellow democrats are distancing themselves from him as far as they can get -- and that includes hardcore democrats.”
We continued: “All this while, Hillary’s troops have been polishing her image while watching and evaluating the voter’s reactions to Obama’s agenda. They have been planning accordingly. When the time is right, in their estimation, Hillary will step from the wings and offer herself as the voice of reason, sounding, for all the world like a Ronald Reagan conservative– at least, when compared to Obama!”
And finally we stuck our neck out even more by predicting the following: “It is my opinion, that if Obama does not change his angle of attack very soon now, he will not get the Democratic nomination for President. Hillary will.”
I thought at the time that piece was published there would be a lot of challenges to my less than stunning attempt at punditry. I was surprized when there were far less than I expected.
As I mentioned in the original article – I am not a pundit. I am just an old southern, conservative, country boy who finds national and international politics fascinating and have for at least 50 years.
So I was not surprised --gratified, mind you-- but not surprised, by an article written by Julie Mason at the Washington Examiner, entitled: “Biden - Clinton job swap?! The article was published October 5th, 2010.
In the article Ms. Mason says: “Remember the 2008 so-called "Dream Ticket" with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? Bob Woodward went on CNN today and said there is discussion inside the White House about swapping out Joe Biden for Clinton ahead of 2012. "It's on the table," Woodward said.
Now you talk to Hillary Clinton or her advisers and they say 'no, no there's not a political consideration here,'" Woodward continued. "Of course the answer is, you point out to them that her clout around the world when she goes to Europe, Asia, anywhere is in part, not just because she's Secretary of State or because she was married to President Clinton, that people see a potential future president in her." (SOURCE).
I would challenge Mr. Woodward on his choice of 2016 as the year Hillary runs, again, for President. I stand by my earlier prediction that she will run in 2012 because, I believe, the Democratic Party will lean on her to do so in order to relieve themselves of the millstone around their necks known as Obama.
The left-wing democrats (which is practically ALL of them now) have become kamikaze adherents. Their ideology is so strong they will do whatever it takes to get their Socialist/Marxists agenda passed through the Congress and signed by a fellow Socialist/Marxist -- the President. They placed the survival of their liberal-socialist Democratic Party, as well as their own political survival, on the line to force socialized medicine on the American public. They are true socialist/marxists.
Now that the façade, behind which they have been hiding, has been blown away by their fanatical ideology, Americans are seeing the Democratic Party for what it really is. Some are shocked, some are genuinely surprised, and others, most, actually, are mad as heck and would really love to indulge in a little tarring and feathering, but will settle for purging the Congress of as many of the Democratic Party socialist/marxists as they possible can -- in a little over three weeks.
So far as whether Biden and Clinton will swap positions, soon, in the administration, well, if that happens, we will interpret that as the Democratic Party forcing Obama to allow the positioning of Hillary in the office of Vice-President in order to afford her an optimal launching pad for her campaign for the office of President in 2012.
All of this leads one to wonder just how humiliating such a shuffling of chairs in the Obama Regime must be to Obama, himself. We know he is a leftist ideologue. Humiliating, or not, it follows then that he would willingly throw himself on his own sword to further the party’s socialist/marxist agenda.
But something is troubling me. The Democratic Party is in such disarray these days it is difficult to believe they would force their own President to toss his Vice President overboard in order to provide a launching pad for his number one opposition in 2012. But, could it be the so-called “Shadow Party” issuing the orders? Now – THAT would NOT be a surprise!
Of course, denials are flying. But that is par for the course in Washington. The truth is anybody’s guess.
If the November election goes as expected, there are bound to be a number of changes in the Obama Regime. Power players will be seeking more permissive environs within which to exercise their talents. And that will be good for the American people’s government.