(quote) Marianne-100218 said:
From what I am hearing on the news, Hillary is definitely the Candidate to
beat in 2016, and it is a done deal.
I was not aware that it had been decided already or even if she has
announced her candidacy.
If this is correct, she will be a difficult candidate to oppose with her
give away liberal policies. And she is a mean person to boot which
is not brought out in the news.
Is this correct, and have I missed something.
Personally, I put her chances of actually being in the presidential race (on election day) at about 50/50.
I know she appears to be (once again) the favorite and uncontested candidate, but I think that may well change.Just a few things to consider, in no particular order:
1) She will be about 69-70 years old if/when she were to take office. Why would any sane person want to commit to running the U.S. for four years at that age.... But then, she isn't particularly sane (IMHO). I would think that there could be more personally-fulfilling things to do at that time of one's life....But I could be wrong.
2) I have a suspicion that she may have (or will have) serious health problems that may not yet be apparent to the public (or even to her). After the Bengazi mess and at other times when she was globe-trotting around the world.... Just my humble opinion, but she looked horrible (health-wise). Perhaps she just physically won't be up to the non-stop tasks of campaigning and then running the country. In equestrian terms... It looked like she was "rode hard and put away wet" (not a sexist joke) >>> www.wisegeek.com
3) She will be a new and first-time grandmother. Perhaps she will find it more rewarding to spend time as a grandmother than running a country. I sure hope so.
Perhaps I am hoping against hope, or perhaps it is wishful thinking. I hope that she chooses #3 and soon we won't have to hear from her again.