For John, BLUF: I don't think Ms Clinton can go the distance. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Over at The Daily Beast Reporter Nick Gillespie, yesterday, gave us "Hillary’s Strategy Is Actually Brilliant". The sub-headline is "Why, from a strategic standpoint, Clinton is right to stay as low profile as possible."
Has any future president been more misunderstood than Hillary Clinton?I still think it will be like 1968, with Senator Bernie Sanders playing the role of Senator Eugene McCarthy. However, rather than Vice President Biden fleeting up, as did then Vice President Hubert H Humphrey [the Happy Warrior], I think Senator E Warren will be pulled in.
As someone who cannot imagine any possible scenario in which I would cast a ballot for the former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady, and Goldwater Girl, I note this with a heavy heart. But Clinton’s deafening and widely criticized silence since announcing her candidacy isn’t a weakness or a failing on her part. It underscores exactly the professionalism, strategizing, and discipline that explain why she is atop the polls.
She has nothing to gain and everything to lose from shooting off her mouth for at least the rest of the year. Like an aging boxer who survives more by smarts than by slugging, Clinton knows that the fight for the White House is a 15-round bout that will certainly go the distance. Only a showboating chump would punch themselves out in the early rounds.
But, it is all months away. A lot of things could happen between now and then. Global Economic slump. Russian overt aggression in the Baltic region. A big Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) attack in the US. A naval incident in the South China Sea, with shots fired and sailors dead. A Maunder Minimum accepted and confirmed. Each could cause different folks to come to the fore.
Hat tip to Memeorandum.
Regards — Cliff