Like many of you here, most of us are tired of constant election rumors via the mainstream media…it’s more than irritating, but it is what it is anymore, seems this tactic of non-stop electioneering is here to stay…unfortunately. I’ve had a couple of stories saved since yesterday to share with you regarding Shrillary for president. Both were from political Sunday talking-head shows.
First-up we have one segment from Newt Gingrich…see if you agree with him. – This is via TH.
The Republican Party in its current form is “incapable” of beating Hillary Clinton if she’s the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday.
“If their competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably, a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl,” Gingrich told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And the Republican Party today is incapable of competing at that level.”
Rumors about Clinton’s political future have swirled since she announced her decision to step down as secretary of State early next year. Clinton has denied having such ambitions but her high approval ratings – 57 percent in the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll – all but ensure she will be a focus of speculation.
“She is married to the most popular Democrat in the country,” Gingrich said. “They both think it would be good for her to be president. That makes it virtually impossible to stop (her) nomination, I think. But when I thought she was frankly going to be the nominee in ’08. And I went all through the spring of ’08 thinking she would beat [Barack] Obama.”
Gingrich, who fell short in his 2012 bid for the GOP nomination to Mitt Romney was also asked if he would consider running again.
“I doubt that, but one never knows,” Gingrich answered.
His remarks start about the 1:10 time frame.
Next-up, we have this from good ol’ Carville. – This is via DC;
On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” former Bill Clinton adviser James Carville emphasized that most Democrats are hoping for a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016.
According to Carville, Democrats don’t want to face a long primary process like the GOP did in the most recent presidential election cycle.
“Since 1944, if we would have been sitting here, Republicans have always craved order,” Carville said. “And they’ve always looked for the lion tail to get behind. We’ve always been [looking for] people that we want to fall in love [with]. We’re looking for the next argument. This is entirely different. Every Democrat I know says, ‘God, I hope she runs. We don’t need a primary. Let’s just go to post with this thing. We don’t want to fight with anybody over anything. The Republicans, they need a fight. Somebody’s got to beat somebody. … We don’t want a primary. … We like winning presidential elections. She’s popular. Let’s just go with it.”
“I don’t know what she’s going to do, but I do know this: The Democrats want her to run,” Carville added. “And I don’t just mean a lot of Democrats, I mean a whole lot of Democrats, like 90 percent across the country. We just don’t — we just want to win, we think she is the best person and shut it down. And that’s across the board.”
So friends…what do you think about all of this?
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