For John, BLUF: Looking forward to an exciting two years. Nothing to see here; just move along.
So President Clinton Special Counsel, Mr Lanny Davis, tells us "Why I am ready for Hillary". He gives us some reasons.
First, Ms Clinton has a vision for future growth and job creation. Up-Check.♠
Second, she is a "Progressive" who can work with the Private Sector and Republicans, Up-Check.♥
And third, she is by far the most qualified of all potential candidates, Democratic or Republican. No one has Clinton’s combination of years in public service and experience at the state and federal levels, combined with her international and national security/anti-terrorism experience during four years of able service as secretary of State. In a dangerous world, she implemented her “smart power” approach: avoiding over-reliance on U.S. military intervention and, rather, using the “soft power” of America’s economic strength, trade and human rights and democratic values.This one is up for debate. I am not sure I think she showed these qualities during the Benghazi Imbroglio. Early mistakes with no explanations or apologies.
Finally, Mr Davis brings up this point:
I have a daughter and two granddaughters. I want to give them a good answer to the question they and many women and girls in America ask: How come there have been women presidents and prime ministers in countries all over the world but never once in America? Up to now, I have not had a good answer.♦However, it turns out that Ms Clinton is not the only possible woman the Democrats could run. The [Lowell] Sun had an article on page two of Saturday's edition, headlined "Former Obama aides urging Warren run for president"♣.
More than 300 former campaign staffers and organizers for President Barack Obama have signed on to a letter urging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016, the latest effort to nudge the Democrat into the race.Three hundred is a pretty big number at this point in the 2016 Campaign.
Please don't be confused. I don't want either one. But that said, they are both interesting candidates and this will be an interesting two years. And Senator E Warren should not be counted out too quickly. Her hat may not be in the ring, at this time, but that doesn't mean it won't be, at some point.★
Regards — Cliff
♠ As long as it isn't a Keynesian vision. That would be a disaster.
♥ Hillary is the One? Senator Obama was supposed to be that in 2008 and beyond.
♦ I am a little concerned about electing a woman just like it was checking off a semi-annual training square to be filled. A woman would be nice, but it isn't a fundamental requirement. Competence would be nice.
♣ Associated Press.
★ Remember how she came to the Senate Primary Campaign late and blew away all the other Democrat Candidates.