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    Hillary Clinton joins slew of Democrats abandoning the DNC ship

    Hillary Clinton joins slew of Democrats abandoning the DNC ship

    I first wrote back in June that Missouri Senator Claire MacAskill’s effort to distance herself from the President by skipping out on the DNC was “not a bad strategy.”

    In July, I reported that Nancy Pelosi had essentially endorsed it as the “official strategy” of Congressional Democrats.

    Now, it appears to be that anyone seeking to hold prominent political office in the future would do well to just steer clear of North Carolina next week.

    Hillary Clinton is paying particularly close attention to this advice, and is going to err on the side of caution.

    Not only will she be out of state. Not only will she be out of the country. She’s going to out of the hemisphere visiting the Cook Islands, off the coast of New Zealand. For the record, the Cook Islands are not historically known as an international power player.

    Clinton’s decision to forego the DNC is making headlines. (h/t The Daily Caller)

    Clinton’s departure prevents Obama from using her popularity to boost his outreach to swing-voting unmarried and married women.

    Instead, Obama has awarded a speaking slot to her husband, former President Bill Clinton. That could be risky, because relations between the two presidents have been frosty, and the former president may subtly undercut the current president.

    Clinton’s high-profile exit from the country and from party politics forcefully underlines her effort to distance herself from Obama’s waning political fortunes.

    But it also protects her fortunes, just in case she decides to run in 2016.

    She reportedly declined an informal offer from Obama’s top aide, Valerie Jarrett, to take over the vice presidential slot.

    Since attending the DNC this year has been recognized within the Democratic party at the highest levels as essentially political suicide, it should come as no surprise that Hillary’s husband has been tapped to be a keynote speaker.

    Obviously, the days of pursuing elected office are well behind former President Clinton. He can afford it.

    Although typically reserved for the party’s rising star (recall Barack Obama’s keynote address at the DNC in 2004), it seems that no one who harbors aspirations of appealing to a broad electorate in the future is willing to associate themselves too closely with the President.

    Can you blame them?

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    Conservative Beaner | August 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Dead cat bounce anyone? The only bounce Obozo gets is from Bill being there. I bet after Bill finishes his speech it will be a quick exit stage left.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    My most devious and cynical side hopes that Bill Clinton serves up the DNC keynote address like a dish best served cold. In my dark fantasy, Bill Clinton chooses that moment, the 2012 Democrat National Convention keynote address, to deliver his long-awaited coup-de-gras to the neck of the Obama political machine. I hope Bill has been simmering with a quiet bubbling hatred of Obama since the 2008 primaries, patiently waiting for just the right moment on a vigil against premature execution. Cool as a bloodless lizard, Clinton will release the final act of his passion play against Obama, and initiate the final downfall of a would be king. Clinton takes the stage in Charlotte, all eyes and lens upon him, and panders to every one of those far left special interest groups in the hall who are so disappointed in Obama. Clinton whips them up into a pure fury over all that wasn’t done: Gitmo is still open! Obamacare isn’t single payer! Gay marriage isn’t a guaranteed right! People are burning coal! We’re still following Bush’s policies! and on and on Clinton goes, riling up the base he knows Obama is trying to calm. Then Clinton chops Obama off at the knees speechifyin’ on how horrible it is to turn your back on your allies, especially countries like Great Britain, Poland, and Israel, who’ve been our strong allies basically forever. Bill would then toss in some disgust for our unwillingness to confront Iran on its nuclear program, joking that “under Obama, children will become easier to find – they’ll glow in the dark! H-yuk!” Basically Bill keeps it up until the base tears everything down. Literally. The 2012 Democrat National Convention reduced to a shambles by one speaker and one speech. The Democrat Party splits in two: those who want to stay the course with Obama, despite the damage, and those who want to wipe the board, start over, hope for the best with a new top ticket, and concentrate just about everything on protecting the Democrat senate majority, an effort which goes down in flames, Romney & Ryan take the White House, the Senate goes GOP 53-47, and the House adds to its majority, and by 2014 people in the street will say things like, “Barack who?” That’s my dream.


     
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    greencarman | August 29, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Exactly, Henry Hawkins, that is your dream. Now wake up to reality.

    “Since attending the DNC this year has been recognized within the Democratic party at the highest levels as essentially political suicide.”

    No, YOU made that determination based on a unremarkable statement made by Pelosi. Typical of any political operative, the spin machine is in full force.

    “Clinton’s high-profile exit from the country and from party politics forcefully underlines her effort to distance herself from Obama’s waning political fortunes.”

    The stink is already on her, professor. It doesn’t matter if she goes to Mars, the (R)’s and others already have an opinion regarding her future political endeavors.


       
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      Estragon in reply to greencarman. | August 30, 2012 at 1:39 am

      And yet, when an incumbent President is regarded even as popular with the base, most congressional candidates – incumbents and challenging candidates – want to be at the convention, perhaps to be interviewed by a network for home town consumption.

      So why are so many Democratic candidates avoiding the convention THIS year when they never did before?


       
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      Henry Hawkins in reply to greencarman. | August 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      I reject your reality and replace it with my dream.


     
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    TeaPartyPatriot4ever | August 30, 2012 at 4:03 am

    The Liberal Democratic Socialist Marxist Titanic ship and it’s captain are sinking, and everyone is jumping ship, except the band, aka Obama’s crony henchmen.

    By the time 6 Nov. arrives, Obama will be all alone on the captains deck, sinking with his failed socialist marxist communist manifesto in hand, saying- “but it’s Bush’s fault”..

    6 Nov cannot come soon enough!

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