Newt Gingrich: If Hillary Runs In 2016, GOP "Incapable Of Competing"

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    Newt Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Republicans 'Incapable Of Competing' (VIDEO)

    Hillary Clinton job approval, 2016 prospects and favorability ratings - The Washington Post
     
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    Didn't she have the nomination locked up in 2008? Personally, I don't think she's going to run.
     
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    Yes, she did have it locked up - until the DNC and friends stabbed her in the back.
     
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    Four years is a long, long, long time in politics.
     
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    Her campaign screwed up royally, most notably by not understanding how the Democratic nominating process works: their strategy seemed to be based on the idea--which Mark Penn apparently personally believed somehow--that delegates were awarded on a winner-take-all basis. Not only that, she was running a 20th century campaign while Obama was building the template for the 21st century campaign. That concerns me a little bit when thinking about 2016, though to some extent perhaps it's not fair to give her too much grief over that; nobody was ready for what the Obama people were able to do in '08 and again in '12.

    That said, the template now exists, at least on the Democratic side (I think the Romney people are still trying to figure out what the fuck happened to ORCA). She'd no longer be competing with Obama's infrastructure but likely would be tapping into it. An impressive tenure as Secretary of State has more or less exorcised the demon that followed her throughout the '08 primaries, her Iraq war vote. She's more popular than she's ever been, as is Bill.

    It's always impossible to predict the future in politics, but it's very difficult to see who on either side could stop her in 2016 if she wants to run. Provided she runs the campaign she's capable of running and doesn't inexplicably throw victory away again.
     
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    Personally, I doubt she will run. But if she does, I predict a totally different campaign than 2008.

    IMO, the presidency is hers - if she wants it.
     
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    I think a Hiliary nomination will make it easier for the GOP to win 2016.
     
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    Don't be fooled, she's a CFR and Tri-Lateral Commission Member in good standing. If she were elected in 2016 the Wars would continue just as they have under Obama.

    Pretty soon Obama will have amassed near Dictatorial Powers in the Executive. Any right thinking person wouldn't want the Hildebeast wielding all that power, or any elected official for that matter.
     
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    Congrats President Clinton.
     
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    I know Hillary could win in 2016 - just like I knew Romney would lose in 2012.

    The country is ripe for its first woman president.
     

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