Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
I get a kick out of those who believe that Hillary Clinton is still going to be the Democrat’s flag bearer for the presidency in 2016.
She has no clear way to pick up even a large percentage of voters, the 47% who in some way favor Obama.
Someone needs to carpet bomb her with the following clue: ” If your potential campaign isn’t dead, it’s clearly moribund. ( Definition provided for the occasional democrats who wander aimlessly on to our pages.)
Most Americans remember her as the recidivist perjurer if the Congressional hearings on Benghazi, whining, like nails on a chalk board, “What Difference does it make?
Those words will become the death card to your campaign if you can bribe your way into being the candidate for the Democrats.
The bloom is long since off the Clinton rose, with true Americans aware that the Republic cannot tolerate her Marxist ideas.
Yep, we need change Hillary but it’s just not you!
Ahead of Possible 2016 Run, Former Secretary of State to Make Her First Visit to the State Since 2008
By Peter Nicholas
The Wall Street Journal
Hillary Clinton, shown at a July ‘Talking Is Teaching; Talk Read Sing’ event in Oakland, Calif., will speak Sunday at Democratic events in Iowa. Getty Images
DES MOINES, Iowa—It was Iowa that punctured Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency in 2008. If she runs again, it looks like she still has work to do.
Some Democrats who backed other candidates in the state’s caucuses in 2008 say they haven’t yet warmed to Mrs. Clinton. Others bristled at her recent criticism of President Barack Obama’s Mideast policy. Accustomed to watching presidential candidates up close, some say they want to see a more accessible and authentic candidate than the one who finished third behind Mr. Obama and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina.
Mrs. Clinton remains the favorite to win her party’s nomination, should she run in 2016, and a super PAC is already making a substantial effort to help her here and in other states. She will have a chance to make new impressions when she returns to Iowa Sunday for the first time in six years to headline, along with former President Bi—particularly in Syria and Iraq—are an area of concern. Her background at the State Department and her knowledge would be a valuable asset,” he said. at a Clinton, a Democratic fundraiser and speak at an annual steak fry hosted by retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin.
Mrs. Clinton’s public image has taken a hit since she left her job as secretary of state. Some 43% of registered voters viewed her positively in a national Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll taken early this month, down from 59% when she entered the State Department in 2009.
Dale Todd, a former Cedar Rapids city councilman who backed Mr. Obama in 2008, said he didn’t take well to Mrs. Clinton’s criticism in a magazine interview of the president’s delay in arming rebels in Syria and her suggestion that Mr. Obama needed a stronger organizing principle for foreign policy. “If there is some political consultant who thinks that’s the way to win Iowa, I would suggest they are incredibly wrong,” he said.
But Bret Nilles, chairman of the Linn County Democratic Party and backer of Mrs. Clinton in 2008, said her global experience is an important credential. “Events in the Middle East
Asked about Mrs. Clinton’s ratings, the Republican governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, pointed to a similar tumble on the part of Mr. Obama. “She was part of his administration,” he said.
Linda Langston, a 2008 Obama backer who serves on the Linn County Board of Supervisors, said Mrs. Clinton didn’t come across as approachable in that race, and that Mr. Obama seemed the more down-to-earth figure. “In 2008, there was this sense of entitlement: ‘This is mine, and I should be able to move forward with this,’ ” said Ms. Langston, who is leaning toward backing Mrs. Clinton now.
Steve Sovern, a former Democratic state senator from Cedar Rapids, said Mrs. Clinton hasn’t joined the fight to diminish the influence of money in politics, and that he would like to see liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) enter the race. “I feel it’s time to turn the page,” he said. “It’s time for a fresh start.”
At the same time, some Iowa Democrats have warmed to Mrs. Clinton since her service as secretary of state under Mr. Obama. Libby Gotschall Slappey, of Cedar Rapids, backed Mr. Obama in 2008 but is now lining up with Mrs. Clinton. “Frankly, she has softened a bit,” she said, adding, “She’s really earned her stripes.”
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