If there’s one thing I’ve learned watching presidential primary races it’s that it’s never good to be the front runner. Being the front runner is kind of like being the fastest guy on the freeway… sure the open road feels great… until the cops stop you for speeding.
Front runners get a lot of attention and most of it isn’t good.
Remember George Allen? He referenced a “macaca” monkey to some Indian intern and all of the sudden he was out of the race. Or what about Howard Dean? His “Dean scream” cost him front runner status.
Or what about Hillary Clinton back in 2008? She was the front runner and everybody seemed to accept she would be facing the Republicans. Well, Barack Obama came in and took the nomination away from her.
It’s best to be the third or fourth person in line when the presidential race starts then to slowly work your way into the second spot, let the person in the lead take all the hits, then slip in and win the thing.
But already we’re hearing about Hillary Clinton this and Hillary Clinton that. There’s still Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren lurking out there.
I think many are pushing Hillary Clinton up because they want her to lose.
You hear that correctly.
They want her to lose.
The Liberal wing of the Democratic Party has never really trusted Hillary… they see her as being beholden to corporate interests… being too hawkish on foreign policy… too “conservative.”
Hillary Clinton is 65 years old today. In 2015 when the race starts she’ll be 68. If she wins she’ll be 69. At the end of her first term she’ll be 73. And if she wins again she’d be 78 by the time she left office.
Is that realistic after the generation gap was snapped by Barack Obama?
I don’t think so.
I think Liberals want Hillary to lose and they’re pushing her so she will. I think they see Elizabeth Warren as the new Hillary Clinton and that’s who they’re going to support for 2016.
Hillary missed her chance and I think she won’t run and will instead go into semi-retirement before 2016.