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Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

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Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

Postby jjoyce » Fri May 17, 2013 1:13 pm

I'm confused. Everything I've ever heard seems to suggest that they'd love a Clinton candidacy. They're salivating over it! There's no way they'd lose, right?

But the unrelenting attacks suggest that they want to tube the nomination before it has any chance to gain momentum. They want to shut her down before the heat of the summer in 2013.

Which is it?
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Re: Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

Postby fisticuffs » Fri May 17, 2013 1:20 pm

I think they're also confused. In 2008 I think they wanted to run against Hillary. In 2016 I don't think they want to at all. the only way they win a national election is with an incredibly weak democratic candidate. They make so much noise on a daily basis now that whatever they would have had for Clinton is completely ignored by more than enough swing voters. The base will pivot in a heart beat and want to run against, or not want to run against Clinton with a couple episodes of Fox and Friends but the middle has either tuned out the noise or made up their decision based on Republican positions that aren't going to change.
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Re: Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

Postby O.J. » Fri May 17, 2013 1:25 pm

They're scared shitless of Hillary, which explains Meade's passive-aggressive campaign for Rahm Emanuel.
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Re: Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

Postby snoqueen » Fri May 17, 2013 2:46 pm

I think they have no idea whether they want to run against Clinton or somebody else. Their strategy is to scream their heads off about any and all things Democratic, without bothering to make any finer distinctions.

Kind of like throwing everything they've got at a wall to see what sticks.
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Re: Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

Postby bdog » Fri May 17, 2013 5:39 pm

It will depend on her appearance.

If she looks old and run down (as she does now, due to all her work and travels the last 4 years), the GOP will love to run against her.

If she gets in shape, forget about it, game over.
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Re: Do goopers want to run against Hillary or not?

Postby Meade » Fri May 17, 2013 5:55 pm

jjoyce wrote:Which is it?

Neither.
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