Hillary Clinton: The Democratic Party's ticking time bomb

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  1. Revmitchell

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    So Bernie Sanders is leading in New Hampshire. That cheers me — though not because he's my ideal candidate, and certainly not because I think he could win in the general election. I'm convinced he would almost certainly lose against all but the loopiest or scariest Republican opponent.

    Then why am I — someone almost certain to vote for a Democrat, and hoping to vote for a woman, in 2016 — so pleased by Sanders' ascent? Because it helps to puncture the aura of inevitability around Hillary Clinton. Yes, she continues to lead in every national poll by a large margin, which is why few formidable opponents have shown an interest in challenging her for the Democratic nomination. That has always been foolish, given the mountain of baggage she and her husband carry around with them everywhere they go. But now it's become downright irresponsible.

    The Democrats desperately need more serious, viable candidates in the race, or at least poised to jump in at a moment's notice. (And it sure would be great if they were more appealing than Al Gore.) The point wouldn't be to catch up to her in a mad dash. The point would be to serve as a strong back-up for when the nearly inevitable happens.

    What's the nearly inevitable? The scandal that, sooner or later, is bound to sink Hillary Clinton's campaign. This isn't paranoia, right-wing spin, or baseless panic. It's a sober assessment of the situation.

    At the moment, the ongoing email imbroglio is the time bomb that seems to pose the greatest risk to the campaign. It's hard to know which is most alarming: the way the candidate and her team have handled the scandal since it broke in March; the latest swirl of half-truths, denials, reversals, and revelations; or what new explosive information might come to light a month, six months, or a year from now......

    http://theweek.com/articles/571567/hillary-clinton-democratic-partys-ticking-time-bomb
     
  2. Rolfe

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    I am surprised that you would vote for a Democrat.
     
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    I assume you are being facetious.
     
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    No, I am not. Why would I be facetious? You said that you were "almost certain to vote for a Democrat".
     
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    New thought. Could it be that you forgot to add italics or quotes? I did not read the article. Perhaps they are another's words.
     
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    I did not say that the author of the article in the op did.
     
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    My bad. If I may, quotes or italics would be helpful to discourage future misunderstandings.

    Cheers.
     
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    Maybe so would actually reading the link in the op.
     
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    Quotes or italics would leave little doubt of plagiarism.
     
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    So does the link.
     
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    Ok, then. :rolleyes:

    Cheers.
     
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    Im going to remember this the next time a certain muppet gives me any grief on how I treat anyone else, here.


    Thanx for posting this, Mitch. :thumbs:
     
  13. Rolfe

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    I simply misunderstood the OP. Did not intend to act like a "Muppet".

    Bro. Curtis, if you think that I have wronged you, it was unintentional.
     
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    I don't feel wronged.
     
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    And I love the Muppets. But I shouldn't have made the comment. To be fair, I had your name legit confused with Rowlf.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. I confess that I had no idea what you were talking about, except that I figured it was some type of a dig.

    The last thing that I want to be on this site is offensive or to provoke any fights. I did not intend to stir up any strife, I simply took what was posted in the OP as Mitchell's words because it was not indicated that it was a quote. That is all.

    "I will now remove myself from this thread." -Rolf.
     
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    Hillary may have some political problems but she does not seem to have any legal problems yet.

    The Democrats have Sanders, the Clintons, Al Gore, and Joe Biden.

    Hillary has plenty of time to recover.

    Personally, I sincerely believe that Hillary will be the candidate of the Democrats. I do not think that Hillary is a ticking time bomb, either, but I do think that she is a weak campaigner and a poor public speaker and a poor debater.
     
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    To RevMitchell and to Those who have read this thread- After I initially misunderstood the OP, I was wrong to push the issue and to grow irritable and combative. Rev, you have my apology. Those who witnessed my unfitting behavior also have it.
     

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