What the Hill? Hillary in 2012?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Now that Barry’s made it official, declaring his intention to run for reelection in 2012, John Phillips from the Los Angeles Times offers this:

Despite Obama’s anti-climactic campaign announcement just now, according to all the recent polls, Hillary voters aren’t only jumping ship –- they’re taking their fins, snorkels and pina coladas with them.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama’s approval rating at a pathetic 42% –- down four points from early March. The American public isn’t impressed with his handling of the crisis in Libya either -– with 47% of the public against the war and 58% of registered voters saying the president has not clearly stated U.S. goals for the mission.

These numbers are bad –- really bad –- CNN prime time ratings bad.

To put them into context, according to Gallup, 76% of Americans supported military action against Iraq in 2003, 90% gave the A-OK for strikes against Afghanistan in 2001, and 65% approved of putting boots on the ground in Somalia in 1993.

It’s also important to state that this isn’t part of a “throw all the bums out” mood directed at Washington.

The approval numbers for Hillary are nearing an all-time high –- with Gallup showing 66% of Americans giving “Hill the Thrill” a big thumbs up –- up from 61% in July.

This leads to the questions: Why are one out of three Hillary lovers giving Obama bad marks? Will they stick with him in November 2012?

And, most importantly, if she senses enough blood in the water, will Hillary quit the administration and launch a primary bid against Obama?

While it’s true the Clintons are ambitious people, they’ve never been known to go on suicide missions -– those are for terrorists and hotel chains willing to rent rooms to Charlie Sheen.

Despite her contemporary denials, Hillary would only throw her hat in the ring if she thought she had a better than even chance at moving back into the White House. Obama is looking weak, but not weak enough to justify a primary challenge…yet.

If Libya turns into a full blown disaster…resulting in billions of dollars wasted, boots on the ground and abysmal public opinion numbers, my money is on Hillary resigning her post as secretary of State and jumping in the 2012 primary.

She can even rerun the “3 AM Phone Call” ad…with the tagline ‘See, I told you so.’

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13 Responses to What the Hill? Hillary in 2012?

  1. CriticalEyes says:

    I’d definitely vote for Hillary this time………… O-BUSHA can kiss my ass, and I wouldn’t vote for him again!!!!!!!!

  2. feminazi says:

    I always thought Hillary would run in 2016 but Obama is doing so poorly that 2012 is suddenly looking like a perfect opportunity for her to jump in and challenge Obama if she’s so inclined. She has the organization and the HillPAC is open and supporters are still making donations. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am so disheartened now by Obama’s failed leadership that Hillary is looking good.

  3. DMason says:

    I hope Hillary runs and clean the floor with Obama. I know she says she’s ready to hang it up and stay home but, she’s a Clinton and like feminazi pointed out, HillPAC was never closed. She’s still collecting donations for something and that something could very well be another stab at the presidency.

  4. Rachel says:

    Run, Hill Run!

  5. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Whether you love her or hate her, Hillary is married to the most popular Democrat in the world: William Jefferson Clinton and that give her great power.

    Not to mention the fact that she’s put together a respectable resume of her own: a two term US senator from New York, Secretary of State and her work on women’s rights.

    I think she’s more mellow now, more reflective and less entitled. But she still reminds many men of their wife braying to “take the garbage out” when they’re watching a game on TV. She might never be able to over this one.

  6. Massagatto says:

    If Madam Clinton decides to run and challenge President Barry Soetoro in 2012, she will need to embark on a weight loss program to something about her fat ass and hips and cut her new, haggish hair to look presentable again.

    She’s done it before so it isn’t herculean.

  7. Randy Arroyo says:

    Hillary could come out swinging with a bold policy agenda including a jobs creation plan, a promise to redeploy the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, and a promise to repeal DOMA and a statement that DOMA was wrong from the moment Bill signed it into law. The country is so desperate for leadership as Obama just hides behind his wife’s shirt. Hillary might take it all the way.

  8. Robyn G says:

    I think Hillary could easily win if she chose to enter the race. At this point I wouldn’t mind seeing it.

  9. fran says:

    I for one am sick of the same candidates regurgitated in presidential runs.
    If you lost the first run(s), give it up. Plus Hillary already said she would not run again.
    Are these bozos really the best this country has to offer?

    If we have to pick from Newt, Bachmann, Palin, & Huckabee….
    I would wind up going to plan B which would be not to vote FOR the democrat,
    but moreso voting against the even worse douchebags.

    My Social Studies teacher warned us about this back in high school.
    You may not like any of the candidates, but at least vote against those would would do more harm. Sadly, as the years go on, I find this voting philosophy to be the case the majority of elections.

  10. Adirondacky says:

    I’m not convinced she will run. I get the impression Hillary wants to stay at home and focus on being a grandmother. But hey, we’re talking about the Clintons here and they are ruthlessly ambitious, so I wouldn’t be surprised.

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    If Hill runs, I’m with her. But I’d be stunned if she actually runs.

    I suspect, unfortunately, that the PResident is on much stronger ground than any of us think. That can certainly change if the price of gas continues to climb, but hell…. he may realize that, and turn loose some SPR stocks before the election.

  12. Greg Equality Lengkong says:

    I never bought the much ballyhooed detente between Obama and the Clintons.

    Sure, Hillary implored her Hillbots to play nice and act like adults after Obama won the primary but, everything I’ve seen and heard there is still tremendous tension between Bill and Obama. Bill blames Obama for robbing Hillary of their mutual dream to make her the first female president and I imagine living with Hillary in the days following the 2008 Democratic primary was a living hell for Bill.

    Who knows? Maybe she will toss her pantsuit in the 2012 race? All I know is there ain’t enough money in the Central Bank of Beijing to make me vote for Obama in 2012. If she runs, I’ll very likely vote for her.

    I’ve come to loathe Obama. He’s a sell out and a weakling.

  13. John Kenney says:

    I know one thing if I was an American I would not vote for either one. As they all come from the same litter so to speak. Politicians have never done anything for any so called country. They are there to control the people and to make big dollars for themselves and that my friends is all they do.

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