Cait, on 28 January 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:
For her, it's not like 2008 when she was touted as the "presumed nominee". It was a media creation in 2008, and she still had many problems with her negatives. All of that is changed. She actually is the presumptive candidate. Ask any Democrat. Everyone is just waiting for her to decide.
At the risk of opening old wounds, she wasn't the presumptive candidate, she was the presumptuous
I don't think she was ready in 2008. She was crazy-prepared for running in a general election, and she forgot to adequately plan for a real primary challenge. Her biggest failing in 2008 was walking in to that campaign and presuming she'd be the nominee without a fight. She hadn't* adequately planned for a battle for the nomination.
I think the defeat taught her some good lessons that will make her a better POTUS, should she choose to run for the job.
I was a big Obama supporter in 2008, and again in 2012; but for 2016, there is nobody; no man, no woman--of any ethnicity--more qualified to be the President of the United States of America than Hillary Clinton.
For Joe Biden, [who again I love and have voted for in primaries] the parade is going to pass him by if Hillary runs, and that is a shame. He has had a long career of public service and deserves a shot.
I have great respect for the man, and I truly think he'd make a great President... But I just don't see him throwing his hat into the ring in 2016. I think his plan is to retire once his term is served.
*wrote "had" meant "hadn't"
Edited by Nick, 29 January 2013 - 11:11 PM.