Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hillary Watch 2016: Gaming the rules

By Richard K. Barry

Okay, this is what passes for political news in the dog days of August. The New York Times is quasi-breathlessly reporting that Clintonite Harold Ickes has managed to get himself on the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the Democratic Party. As you may recall from the 2008 campaign, rules are very important and Mr. Ickes intends to be there to ensure that Hillary, should she run for president, has her ducks in a row, rules-wise.

Does it mean she will definitely run? Of course not. Does it mean she wants to be well positioned should she choose to run? Yes. Yes it does.

Between now and 2016 I will say at least a thousand times that Hillary Clinton is far from the most progressive candidate likely to run for the  Democratic nomination for president, but she is the Democrat most likely to win the general election. In this political climate, that's good enough for me.

No, the revolution is not coming.

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  • I do hope Hillary runs. I suspect she will run and win. No, she's hardly a progressive. But a Hillary win could still be a huge plus for America. To those who doubt this, I have two words: Supreme Court.
    It'd also be hugely entertaining to listen to the hissy fits thrown by the GOP and talk radio wingnuts.
    Normally, I don't take pleasure in other people's misery. But in this case, I would make an exception.

    By Blogger Marc McDonald, at 10:54 PM  

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