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Old 11-09-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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I would be perfectly fine with her being President. I wanted her over Obama in 2008.

I'm still skeptical about it happening though. 1) There is no guarantee she will run, she is getting old and 2) There is no guarantee she will in.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I would be perfectly fine with her being President. I wanted her over Obama in 2008.

I'm still skeptical about it happening though. 1) There is no guarantee she will run, she is getting old and 2) There is no guarantee she will in.

I agree. I was a Hillary fan, not an Obama fan in 2008. I still have hopes for her to be our first female president.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Many a slip between a cup and a lip.

4 years is a long way away. She has a good chance, but she may decide not to run, the Obama administration could collapse, and a lot depends on who her opponent might be.

I think the odds are 70/30 she'll be the Democratic nominee. I think the odds of her winning that election right now are probably 55/45.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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She lacks "likeabilitly" a stupid thing for such a position of importance IMO but it matters in elections.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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I would say that the odds of Hillary Clinton being the next President of the United States are better than the odds for any other single individual -- but significantly less than all individuals combined. This is largely a function of the fact that, if she runs, she should be the prohibitive favorite for the Democrats and, for all we know, have an even shot at then winning the general election. In comparison, the Republican field appears to be much more open.

All of this is said with the caveat that four years is a political eternity. And anyone who thinks they know with certainty who either of the 2016 nominees will be is a fool. The best we have now is to watch the indicative political posturing and to analyze historical trends that suggest future political developments.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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She lacks "likeabilitly" a stupid thing for such a position of importance IMO but it matters in elections.
No, her and her husband have about a 70-80% approval rating nationally
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Lightbulb I'm Predicting It Now, Hillary Clinton Will Be Our Next President

I recall that five years ago, almost everyone thought the 2008 election would Hillary vs Guliani.

Funny how long-range political forecasts can be so far off the mark.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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No, her and her husband have about a 70-80% approval rating nationally
It's also worth noting that she came extremely close to being the 2008 nominee, which demonstrates that she can win it (the nomination, I mean). Not every party cycle, after all, will have a candidate as strong as Obama -- not to mention the fact that she would probably be better the second time around, having learned certain lessons from her previous loss.

This doesn't mean she will or even would win in 2016, just that it is very plausible.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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We need more moderate Republicans and the party needs to distance itself from the Tea Party. They turn off moderates and independents who might otherwise vote republican.

That said? Are you planning to date Hillary?

This is the Relationships forum. I'll move your post for ya.

Usually true but I'd like to see Rand Paul and Justin Amish be the next GOP nominees.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Ha ha .... then we will have two pathological liars running the White House instead of one.
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