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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:55 PM

 

Why Hillary cannot and should not win in 2016 [View all]

For a while now, I'm hearing on the media all this adoration of all things Hillary. Yes she will run, Hope she will run, Isn't she just that and a Bag of Chips! She may be, but the times they have already changed.

1. The Primaries of 2008 ensured that the old guard of politics is being rightly challenged, and in a big new way - modern media. Obama foresaw this and was the first to use it so effectively in high politics. Clinton was resting on her surname (the thinking was Clinton = quality and inevitability), Obama was relying on another method - get as many people out and working for you at the grassroots = quantity and enthusiasm for a different politic. Obama used social media and Hillary used social climbing.

2. Because of this brave new world of communication, Youtube can now have evidence of every stupid word uttered, every bad vote voted, every embarrassing moment and every bone of every skeleton you had rattling around. Hillary has many of those, as all politicians who have been in the business long enough do, to different degrees. She just cannot run away from history that is recorded. That is one of the reasons Obama won in 2008, his closet was virtually clean - dust free - and no matter how long the media yelped and yapped about Rev Wright and all that other nonsense, none of it stuck enough to change the course of history.

This is a public service announcement to spare some great disappointment when the nomination and election of Hillary Clinton just will not happen.

It is time for people with clean closets. Elizabeth Warren for 2016 and anyone else who is brave enough and true enough to take this incredibly difficult challenge.

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