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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:14 PM

Hilarious!

Is This A Joke?
Is someone at the New York Times getting pwned or is this for real?

The 2016 election may be far off, but one theme is becoming clear: Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Mrs. Clinton’s age. The former secretary of state will be 69 by the next presidential election, a generation removed from most of the possible Republican candidates.

Despite her enduring popularity, a formidable fund-raising network and near unanimous support from her party, Mrs. Clinton, Republican leaders believe, is vulnerable to appearing a has-been.

“Perhaps in the Democratic primary and certainly in the general election, there’s going to be an argument that the time for a change of leadership has come,” said the Republican strategist Karl Rove. “The idea that we’re at the end of her generation and that it’s time for another to step forward is certainly going to be compelling.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/us/politics/republicans-paint-clinton-as-old-news-for-2016-presidential-election.html?smid=tw-share


For a party trying to make inroads with women voters, calling Hillary Clinton’s age into question seems a dubious strategy. But also:

• The party that ran John McCain, born in 1936, for president in the 2008 election questions the age of Hillary Clinton, born in 1947?

• The party that constantly invokes the sainted name of the long-dead Ronald Reagan, the oldest president ever elected, questions Hillary Clinton’s age?

• The party whose base shows up wearing Revolutionary War costumes is questioning how current the likely Democratic Party candidates are?

• The party whose White House hopes rest with Jeb Bush, brother of the last failed Republican president and son of a failed Republican president before that, is throwing around words like “change of leadership” and “end of a generation”?


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Hilarious!

Seriously, they just don’t have a clue, do they?




the rest:
http://southernbeale.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/is-this-a-joke/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:17 PM

1. The Morning Joe crew (joyfully without Joe or Mika) laughed at this. They thought it was hilarious

too and wondered if that was all they had. Katty Kay said she certainly did not want some Cuban 30ish-year old (Rubio) leading the country...LOL..

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:18 PM

2. It's a good but limiting strategy

I mean I don't know what other arrows they have in their quiver, but particularly if they focus on her generation as well as her age it might well resonate.

I think we will lose the white house in 2016 anyway; nobody is set up as an heir to Obama, and the base is pretty restive at this point. The Republican Bench isn't strong either (and they keep shooting themselves in the foot) but in a wide open race I think they will find someone.

Bryant

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:21 PM

3. Rove knows if Hilary runs, it's hers

The GOP has no one who can beat her

Maybe he's just prepping for his face-time

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. The GOP doesn't fear being labeled as hypocrites. Any more than I fear being labeled as "breathing."

 

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