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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:11 PM

Bill Clinton for Secretary of State!

What do ya think? I just emailed the White House with it.

This just came to me at work today, and it seems like it could solve a couple of problems for Obama. First of all, he's so qualified it's even silly to bring it up. He's pretty much loved around the world, and is certainly a master of politics. If Obama goes with Susan Rice, it'll be a freakin' nightmare...all the rethugs will want to talk about is Benghazi, and it'll be a circus. John Kerry would be an easy confirmation, but do we want to risk losing a Senate seat? I think a Clinton confirmation would be a walk in the park.

Besides, I bet he could get John Boehner to cry.

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Reply Bill Clinton for Secretary of State! (Original post)
WinstonSmith4740 Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2012 #2
dflprincess Dec 2012 #4
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #6
madokie Dec 2012 #9
graham4anything Dec 2012 #3
WinstonSmith4740 Dec 2012 #8
TheKentuckian Dec 2012 #5
Matariki Dec 2012 #7
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #10

Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:15 PM

1. He'll be too busy ramping up the Hillary '16 campaign.

 

No doubt he'd be great at it but it's a lot of work and he has other things to do.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:31 PM

2. Ugh! No more Clintons. No more 3rd Way.

The party still has a few progressives in it. Give them a try instead of the ex-DLC now 3rd Way Triangulaters.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:38 PM

4. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:34 PM

6. +100. no bill, no hilary, no george 1&2, no jeb or jeb's son. we've been ruled by the same clique

 

for decades & they've been abysmal.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:23 PM

9. Bullshit

Bill was President and that's all.
In case you weren't aware but Hillary will be our next President if she wants it (-:

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:46 PM

3. Susan Rice is the one and only choice. It takes a Clinton to defeat a Bush

 

Bill Clinton will be back in the White House in 4 years.

It takes a Clinton to defeat a Bush

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:20 PM

8. He can't be...

He can't run for President again...he's served his two terms. (Unless you mean a First Gentleman!) And like I said in my original post, it's not that I don't like Susan Rice...I think she'd be excellent. It's just that between her investment in the pipeline, the fact that Republicans are idiots who will hold up (and probably attempt to filibuster) her nomination, slime her and cost Obama incredible capital, I just don't think it worth what it'll cost. Now, if Reid is successful in changing filibuster rules, I say go for it, because she will be able to win a simple majority in a confirmation vote.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:32 PM

5. You really want to remove Bill from campaigning?

No question he would be good at it but I think he is a bad resource to sideline politically.

What we should be doing is using the position to jewel up a safe city mayor that we want to bring up or a former or outgoing Governor. It would do wonders for a House members credentials too.

This is a second term, we need competent folks ready for a bigger stage not name brands to help build credibility.
Build the bench up and give folks unassailable credibility for the White House, the Senate, and Governor's mansions.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:36 AM

7. It's like folks around here only know a few big names

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:24 PM

10. umm no

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