A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Ladies and gentlemen: The Next President of the United States -- Hillary Clinton!
Nope. I'm not joking. I'm deadly serious -- in earnest, even! In my opinion today, Hillary Clinton WILL be the next President of the United States.
Of Course, Hillary has to toss her hat into the ring, but -- that is only a formality.
Look. I have looked at the GOP prospective candidates and, frankly, I don't see a single one, at this point, I can support or for which I can vote.
I am not going to compromise. So I will not vote for a candidate I feel is not worthy, or does not live up to my prospects for a candidate in order to save the country from the socialists. That is being dishonest. "First, to thine own self be true!" (Polonius From Hamlet by Shakespeare)
The plain truth is -- it will take an act of God for the GOP to win the Presidency in 2016.
OUCH! I know! It hurts, doesn't it!? Of course, that's just MY opinion.
Meanwhile, a “Ready for Hillary” political action committee has formed up.
“It’s a shadow campaign set up at least two years before Clinton will actually decide whether or not to run for president,” reports Slate’s David Wegel. “It’ll raise money, sell merchandise, and build lists until the actual Clinton campaign bursts to life. And then it will change its name to ‘Ready PAC,’ raise money, sell merchandise, and build lists, etc.”
Recent polls, too, have indicated Clinton has never seen a better time to seek the presidency.
According to a Washington Post / ABC NEWS poll from late January, more than 67% of Americans hold a favorable view of Clinton -- her highest approval ratings since pollsters began tracking her popularity.
"Clinton this week also received the endorsement of Democratic strategist James Carville, who pledged his support to the Super PAC that is trying to woo Clinton to run." SOURCE: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/clinton-2016-political-pundits-hillary-presidential-run-article-1.1310037#ixzz2Pp9rSzEb
There is method to Hillary's coyness at this date.
Jason Linkins at the Huffington Post said this recently: "See, as long as Clinton says nothing definitive about whether she's running, she effectively "freezes the field." Other Democratic contenders can't start contending. Republican rivals who lack real game have to keep their mouths shut as well. We're not drowning in stories, speculating about when Andrew Cuomo is going to visit Des Moines (though I'm sure Des Moines can't wait), and no one is getting tumescent over the tricksy consultants Martin O'Malley is hiring." SOURCE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/06/hillary-clinton-2016-speculation_n_3024678.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
“Do I think she will run? Yes I do… Has there ever been a male candidate who was the odds-on favorite to be president and backed away? No, and so why should she be any different?” said Professor Chris Arterton, dean of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“The historic nature of a Hillary presidency is kind of a completion of the transformation that began with Obama, the first African-American president, the first woman president, and a lot of people in this country are eager for that to happen,” he added. SOURCE: http://www.eurasiareview.com/10042013-will-hillary-clinton-run-for-president-in-2016-analysis/
Pay careful attention to the first sentence of the paragraph immediately above: “The historic nature of a Hillary presidency is kind of a completion of the transformation that began with Obama ... "
Now. Are you sufficiently frightened? You ought to be. We All should be!
The Hill newspaper ran a poll recently and found that 51 percent think Hillary is all ready running. According to the poll results 41 percent believe that she will be the Democratic Party candidate in 2016. I agree.
Some believe that if Hillary announces early no other democrat will challenge her for the nomination. That would leave the democrats sitting pretty -- without a primary fight -- while waiting for the republican candidates to eviscerate each other, and their treasury, in a nasty primary campaign. Then she mops the floor with the GOP candidate left standing.
While many in the GOP feel they have enough dirt on Hillary to make the difference in a presidential campaign, I don't believe it. The last two presidential elections have proven the moral fiber of America has not just worn thin, it is practically transparent. A country that would elect the current occupant of the White House doesn't give a damn about morals, or character, or honor, or even if the candidate is legally qualified, or anything else. All they care about is the government dole, the redistribution of the nation's former wealth to their pockets. They know that Hillary will keep it flowing. The leftist power elite care about one thing -- POWER. They know that with a Hillary presidency they can control the reins of power in the US for as long as she occupies the Oval Office.
As of this moment, I am one hundred percent sure that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States -- provided, of course, she really wants it. There IS that off chance that she really might NOT want it, but that does not fit the character of the Hillary we all know.
Personally, I shudder at the thought of having the Clintons back in the White House. But I have long since accepted that America has changed -- and changed for the worse. This NEW America is not new, it is just a remake of the old empires of ancient history that rose to the apex of power in the known world then fell victim to their own moral decay and crumbled and fell into the dustbin of history leaving hardly a mark on the time continuum of earth.
We Americans are, after all, no better than all the rest that went before us. Doomed by our avarice, our low moral character, our selfishness, and our surprising ignorance.
The latter generations of Americans have squandered everything the former generations worked, fought, bled, and died to insure for us. Instead of a national motto that reads: "In God we trust" maybe a better motto for us would have been: "Eat, drink, and make merry, for tomorrow we die."
Depressing? Yeah, it is.
© J. D. Longstreet
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