We were chatting in our war room today about Clinton supporters bad mouthing Obama in various venues lately. We think Hillary will drop her post as Secretary of State following the November election and consider a run for the Presidency in 2012.
Benard Goldberg wrote an article that substantiates some of our speculation:
I’m climbing out on a limb. I’m jumping the canyon on a motorcycle without a parachute. I’m walking the tightrope without a net. I’m out of clichés. So here goes:
I know the next presidential election is more than two years off, and all sorts of things can happen between now and then. But I am predicting right here, right now, that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2012 – yes 2012 — challenging President Obama for their party’s nomination.
Is it a long shot? Sure. But it’s no longer crazy.
If it’s occurring to millions of Americans who voted for Obama, it must be occurring to Hillary Clinton too: The magic is gone. Barack Obama can’t walk on water no matter how hard his fans in the media tried to turn him into the messiah. And that hope and change thing? Well, it isn’t working out the way it was supposed to, either.
So, for now, things look bleak for the Democrats. Independents – the ones who control elections these days – are jumping ship. According to Gallup, only 38 percent approve of the job the president is doing. A year ago, the number was 56 percent. They voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because he wasn’t Bush or McCain or any other Republican. They liked him because he wasn’t just another vanilla Democrat. A vote for Obama was a vote for America’s future and a vote against its nasty racial past. But we’re more than a year into the Obama presidency and reality has crashed the party.
Too many Americans are out of work with little hope of finding a job anytime soon. Federal spending is out of control. And Democrats, who run just about everything in Washington, will pay dearly in the fall.
Still, the president remains gloriously confident – in himself. If the American people are for something, he’s against it. If they’re against it, he’s for it.