Are Hillary supporters getting ready to challenge Obama?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
August 15, 2011 2:52pm CST
According to The DNC Chairman Hillary Clinton will be the parties nominee in 2016. With 2012 not yet decided isn't it a little early to announce who will be the candidate in 2016? It is unless you are letting people know that Hillary would be available in 2012 if things turn south for the democrats before the convention. This could also be a warning to President Obama to turn back to the left or he could be replaced if the base votes for Hillary in the primaries even if she says she is not running. There are some things to remember about the Democrat Primary and the convention. There is a large number of Super Delegates who are not bound by the vote of their state to support one candidate or another. Second many of the primaries are proportional and not winner take all. President Obama did not have enough elected delegates to win and needed the super delegates to win the nomination. What do you think, Hillary now has Foreign Affairs Experience, More years in the Senate and a national following, could she be a threat to Obama in 2012?
6 responses
• United States
16 Aug 11
The Democrats have been learning alot from the Republican Party. In this case, they have learned a concentrated effort on one candidate as far ahead as possible is a great way to get a leg up on the competition. Especially when your competition is having trouble picking a horse for the race. No matter whom the Republicans pick for next year, a loss would send them scampering and pouring over hundreds of candidates, dividing the voting base even further. The Democrats can simply continue to pour support behind Obama this upcoming year and Hillary after that, regardless of how next year goes. I'm sure Hillary has been told by the DNC that this early confirmation of her position in 2016 comes at the price of having to push for Obama's campaign for 2012. This is the reason for the early announcement: stability and getting Hillary on board by giving her that future carrot. Only radical, ill informed supporters of Hillary will be pushing for her to compete with Obama next year. The Democrat's best hope right now is unity.
• United States
16 Aug 11
No question. The ONLY way we win is unity. We did not win in 1968 because we were not unified. We did not re-elect Carter because Kennedy challenged him. I can only HOPE we have learned something about not challenging a sitting Democratic President for the nomination. The candidates on the Republican side are jokes and we should win easily if we stick together. SIt on our hands....divide the party...we lose.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
16 Aug 11
So the Democrats like to pick ther candidate in the old smoke filled rooms and what the people want is of little importance. What if in 2016 the far left base wants a Gay to run for President? Wasn't Hillary the choice (or apparent choice) of the party for 2008?
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
8 Mar 12
What you say sounds like something they'd do, but I saw Bill campaigning with Obama the other day. Would he do that if she had thoughts to run?
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
8 Mar 12
While looking on CNN to see who won what on Super Tuesday, I saw that Obama did not win many delegates in a state, don't remember which. Someone who's running just to get a prolife message across got most of the counties in this state. Of course, no one will talk about that will they?
• United States
15 Aug 11
If it was gonna happen, it'd be on by now. President Obama will not be opposed in the 2012 Democratic primary. That makes 2016 the next time there's any question who's running for President on the Democratic ticket. Even where many Democrats are dissatisfied with President Obama's performance, he's still better than any and every Republicant candidate since Eisenhower.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
16 Aug 11
There has been talk of several extreme liberals putting up a show against him. If any of them get any kind of support it may open the door for a another person to head the ticket or to replace VP Biden.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
15 Aug 11
Interesting..I haven't heard HC was planning a 2016 run. I think her time has come and gone. I would rather she have been elected than Obama, not that I wanted either...I hope the Republicans can win this time.
@crossbones27 (21176)
• Redlands, California
15 Aug 11
She might be the best choice out there.I have been really disappointed with Obama's leadership lately. I will be scared if we elect one of the Republicans. The only one That looks the part is Romney and that is scary all by itself. The other Huntsman just does not look ready yet.
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
15 Aug 11
I don't think the Demcrats will attempt to nominate Hillary for president. AlMost Everyone who voted for President Obama is disappointed with his Presidency. If the economy picks up then he might have a chance of keeping his job. After all no one who works in congress is doing what they were elected to do. I heard doing the 2008 election that Hillary was eyeing the 2016 Presidential Election by then she will be well groomed to be the first Madam President of the United States.