December 12, 2013

Thursday Hillary Bash - The Also Rans

If you missed it, there are some interesting Hillary-related implications of Obama's inclusion of John Podesta in the White House team.
Hey, what about me?

It's looking like it's Hillary or bust for the Democrats in 2016.  Recent polling indicates that Elizabeth Warren may be the one to challenge Hillary for the Democrat nomination for president in 2016.  Because even Democrats don't believe Obama when he says Joe Biden is one of the best VPs ever.  But the recent poll with Warren gaining on Biden looks as if it will be two women fighting for top spot:
“There is no strong contender against her,” he said. “She doesn’t want to use the word inevitable, but these numbers are as wide as they can get. She’s jogging around the track by herself.”

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state enjoys lopsided support among Democrats and Democratic-leading independents:

Clinton, 65 percent.
Vice President Joe Biden, 12 percent.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, 9 percent.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, 3 percent.
Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, 1 percent.
But if that's true, Warren, viewed as further left leaning than Hillary isn't buying into it - or wasn't as recently as last week: (emphasis added)
WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren did the convenient thing yesterday. She fell on her presidential sword, and took herself out of contention for 2016.

It’s highly probable that if she didn’t get her marching orders directly from President Obama or Hillary and Bill Clinton, then some intermediary made their desires known to her.

At the highest levels of the party, there is no desire for a Democratic primary bloodbath that would serve only the 
Republicans. Hillary Clinton sees 2016 as her year, and Obama, while personally closer to Warren, doesn’t want to run afoul of his [sic] own party’s most powerful couple in their quest to return to the White House.
Doesn't that seem a little ominous?  What the United States clearly needs right now: more autocracy... 

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