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Wed May 8, 2013, 08:54 AM

I'm calling it now: 2016 election will be Hillary Clinton vs. Chris Christie

Hillary is an obvious pick. She's been First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State. There's a clamor for her to run and I just don't see anyone on the horizon who could take frontrunner status away from her. My guess is that by 2016, her vote for the Iraq War Resolution will be a distant memory. Assuming she's the nominee, expect every scandal the Republicans tried to pin on Bill and a few new ones to be thrown at her.

Why Christie? Because of two things. Firstly, he's trying to lose weight. That will appeal to both those who are overweight and to the people who tune into the weight-loss reality shows. Don't kid yourself, a lot of people really are that superficial. They'll vote for a good story instead of a good president. Secondly, he has a type of bluntness that Republicans confuse with plain-speaking charm. I think he's a bullying prick but Republicans like to run mean guys. He's also very conservative but not a Teabagging whacko.

I could be wrong, of course, but my gut tells me it'll be those two.

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Reply I'm calling it now: 2016 election will be Hillary Clinton vs. Chris Christie (Original post)
Prophet 451 May 2013 OP
hobbit709 May 2013 #1
LonePirate May 2013 #2
Prophet 451 May 2013 #5
LonePirate May 2013 #11
baldguy May 2013 #8
kelliekat44 May 2013 #3
Nye Bevan May 2013 #4
Prophet 451 May 2013 #7
Nye Bevan May 2013 #10
marmar May 2013 #6
Prophet 451 May 2013 #9
Le Taz Hot May 2013 #12
winter is coming May 2013 #14
forthemiddle May 2013 #13
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2013 #15
Hotler May 2013 #16
HappyMe May 2013 #17
Dawgs May 2013 #18

Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 08:58 AM

1. you and g4a should get together.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:01 AM

2. The Teabaggers will not nominate Christie as he is not a true conservative to them.

Republicans are not going to nominate two northerners in consecutive elections.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:19 AM

5. Nor was Romney

The Teabaggers are almost a spent force already. They'll still be around in 2016 but they won't have command of the party like they had in 2012 and although he pretends to be a moderate, Christie is very conservative.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:27 AM

11. The Teabaggers have a firmer grip on the party now than even a year ago.

Romney only won the nomination because of his money and the Teabaggers splitting their votes. That will not happen again in 2016.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #2)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:22 AM

8. Hopefully, the Teabaggers with throw a temper tantrum & go pout in a corner instead of voting.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:13 AM

3. A Clinton/Christie ticket would be unbeatable.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:18 AM

4. Very very hard to imagine Christie winning a Republican primary.

His opponents will bombard the airways with footage of him praising Obama, for example.

I find it easier to imagine him running as an independent. Clinton versus Huckabee versus Christie?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:21 AM

7. Christie has big money backers of his own

And that footage means he can pretend to be a moderate like Romney did. I think the Teabaggers will be a spent force by then and Christie will actually gain points in teh primary for NOT being one of them.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #7)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:25 AM

10. In a rational world you would be right.

Of course the Republicans should get rid of the socially backwards anti-women religious right wing of the party. I'm just not convinced that this will happen.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:20 AM

6. Didn't we just finish with a presidential election?

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Response to marmar (Reply #6)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:22 AM

9. Maybe too early, I admit

I just, something tells me this is going to be the battle. If I could find a bookie who'd take teh bet in this country (UK), I'd put money on it.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:33 AM

12. Yeah, Sylvia Browne's a "prophet" too.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #12)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:38 AM

14. Thread win!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:38 AM

13. Headline 2005 -

I am calling it now - The 2008 Presidential election matchup will be Clinton vs Guilliani.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:45 AM

15. I don't think Christie makes it through the primaries unless is moves further to the Right.

If he does make it, I think Hillary will lose the general. It seems that Democrats are being fooled by Christie, thinking he's a reasonable Republican. He is not. Just because he seems o.k. with disaster relief and not rabidly anti-Muslim means nothing. He's still very far right on economic and many social issues. He wants to destroy the unions and public workers. He pushes for school vouchers and corporate give-aways. He's mean-spirited and a hot head. That shit may work in New Jersey, but it won't work anywhere else.

Democrats need to wake up and understand that Chris Christie is not their friend.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:46 AM

16. I have no hope. I see no future.

If Hillary is elected she will be just like Obama. She too will be bought and paid for just like all the presidents in the past 20 yrs. and the ones to come after her. Bankers will get bailouts and walk free and war criminals will still walk free and corporate money will still be king. To quote economist Jeffery Sachs "We have a corrupt politics to the core, I am afraid to say, and...both parties are up to their neck in this. This has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans."

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:54 AM

17. lol!

Neither of them has said that they are running.

If they do, why assume either of them make it through the primaries.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 09:58 AM

18. "her vote for the Iraq War Resolution will be a distant memory"

Right. That was no big deal.

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