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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Predicting 2016 (D)

For John, BLUFTrolling for comments.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I was laying out my theory for the Democratic Party Presidential pick for 2016 when my wife interrupted and told me it would be Michelle Obama.  Then I read this letter in yesterday's edition of The [Lowell] Sun.  The Letter Writer, Mike Ferreer, of Groton, also picked the First Lady.

But, notwithstanding these two expert prognosticators, here is my short list and conclusions:

  • VP Joe Biden—a very nice man but toooo gaffe prone, otherwise toooo dull.
  • SecState Hillary Clinton—a very competent person, but toooo centrist.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama (my wife's guess)—The brains of the outfit, but toooo soon.
  • Senator Elect Elizabeth Warren—by 2016 more experienced than Senator Obama in 2008, and while we have had a VP with Indian blood, she would be the first Pesident.  She would be just right.
There you have it.

NOTE For GerryHumor.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

Craig H said...

Joe's too old and his political malapropisms are getting worse, not better. No chance.

Hilary has done well with State right up until this mess we're in. Between that and her astoundingly high negatives among the opposition, she's a difficult candidate. But the lefty establishment likes her. My bet is that she's lost her stomach for the fight and will retire a la Bill.

Michelle Obama? Not a snowball's chance.

Betsy Warren? Is this the humor part? Too soon to tell, of course, but I think she's bound to eventually fall from having to bear the weight of the Massachusetts cross as did Kerry and Dukakis. I'm thinking, if nominated, she would make a splendid show of "not quite".

I'd bet on a dark horse a la Clinton and Obama, outside the D establishment now, but embraced when they show the "right stuff" at the podium. Too early to call.