First a caveat… I’m “RARELY” right about political predictions. Social predictions? Yes… but never political. So in hindsight (of writing this blog post) I’m probably ensuring what I predict won’t happen will…
So, with that in mind. I think Hillary will be a loser (again) this second time around; meaning I don’t think she will be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Despite the money and the entitlement and the back-room deals… it won’t be enough. At a minimum the base of the Party will eventually turn against her (I think it has already begun). And I suspect the actual Party machine and the main stream media will as well.
Why will they do this?
There are lots of good reasons to do this. First and foremost being her qualifications. Hillary entered the political scene as a corrupt lawyer hanging on the coattails of her equally corrupt charismatic husband. That arrangement landed her a gig as first lady (big whoop). She moved on to become a Senator from New York and there she… did something… can anyone name something she did (without Googling it) as Senator? OK, she then used that Senate position to run for President and got beat by Barry Obama (the first and hopefully last affirmative action President). That wasn’t a total loss (from Hillary’s perspective) because she managed to trade her surrender/support for the position of Secretary of State (to pad that very lacking resume) and a promise of support in 2016. Unfortunately she didn’t really accomplish much as Sec. of State either (though her failings are massive and numerable). Hillary’s true success during these decades was using her various offices and positions to amass a multi-billion dollar slush-fund posing as a charitable foundation. Wow! What a resume!
Now Hillary is running for POTUS again, calling in her accumulated favors (from Obama and the like) and banking massive amounts of cash from businesses and governments (both foreign and domestic). Don’t get me wrong, those favors and that cash make her formidable. I just don’t think it’s going to be enough in the long run.
The lack of ability and accomplishment (if not her outright incompetence) should be all that’s needed for the left to deny Hillary the nomination again. But those things weren’t enough to kick Barack Obama to the curb so why would they apply to Hillary (or any Democrat)? The short answer is… they don’t apply.
If Obama has taught the Dems anything, it’s that they like and deserve the new and exciting. It’s like a new pair of shoes. They may cost a fortune and hurt like hell, but as long as they make you look FABULOUS… what the hell! Go for it!
“New”, “exciting”, and “FABULOUS” aren’t adjectives easily applied to Hillary Clinton and I don’t see any way (short of a deal with the devil) she will ever be able to make them apply. Thus the reason she will eventually be kicked to the curb once again. Ohhh they’ll use some excuse about concern over her honesty or elect-ability; but those won’t be the reasons so much as the vehicles used to accomplish the actual curb kicking.
Hillary has an inkling of her non-FABULOUS situation; so expect a lot of flailing about as she (and her handlers) try to do something (anything) to apply the right amount of lipstick to this pig :). That’s what her whole staged trip into Chipotle was all about. It ended up being as staged and laughable as Michele Obama’s shopping trip to Target. Those trips are a message to the common man (or woman), “Hey look at me, I’m just like you little people, doing the things you do… See! Here I am! Eating a (what do you call this thing)… a burrrriiitooo…” And sure it works on the most vapid and gullible; but just how many of those are there? (Please don’t answer that!)
Anyway. That’s about it. Hillary won’t be President, not because she can’t beat all those milquetoast Republicans; but because she’s too old and stale to get her Party’s nomination.
(One a side note, I think Hillary is beatable by the right kind of Republican so I kind of want her to get the nomination. About the only person I think would be more beatable than her would be … Uncle Joe Biden. :) So I’m riden’ with Biden, Baby!)