Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How Hillary Clinton Can Win

There is a scenario in which Hillary Clinton can win. That is by getting the nomination in 2012. It is safe to say the Democratic Party has absolutely no intention of getting her the nod. To me, as an outsider (I am not a Democrat), I believe the Democratic machine decided very early to choose Obama. Not the rank and file voters (like those from Florida and Michigan who supported the New York Senator and are being disenfranchised), but the leadership.

They do this because Democrats haven't been able to win a Presidential election without minority (and African-American) support in particular. Now, if they go with Hillary, they will alienate this important demographic. However, Hillary has no intention to give up and she has no interest in waiting until 2016 to run. I believe she is officially running for 2012.
It will be difficult, maybe even impossible, for Clinton to beat Obama if he is an incumbent in 2012. She is passionate about making sure that there is a Republican in that office when 2012 comes around. The best way of doing that is by making sure Sen. John McCain wins this year. Furthermore, with the Republican Senator being in his early 70s already, there is a very good chance that the seat could be completely wide open in 2012 and create a tremendous opportunity for all contenders.

Who would have bet that Hillary Clinton would become McCain's best supporter? Politics does make strange bed fellows.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This strategy might be good for John Faulk to support. If Hillary is undermining Obama and Sheila Jackson Lee is supporting Hillary then SJL must be undermining Obama.
There is a rumor out that John Faulk is posting a $200,000 bounty for anyone to become a write in candidate against Sheila Jackson Lee. What a great election year.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Kevin Price said...

I know John Faulk and I think he would be an excellent replacement for Lee. It is about time someone could bring hope to people who have been so poorly represented by Lee.

11:44 PM  

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