Some say the 2016 campaign started with the 60 Minutes interview, but the congressional hearings on the Hill last week more likely were the real beginning. The interview was just the cherry on top of the dessert.
Not that anyone really expected to learn anything new or hear a hard-hitting question, but what was once regarded as the best investigative news coverage on television suddenly became the Howdy Doody Show.
Whatever happened to the days when people cringed in fear when Mike Wallace showed up at the front door? Had Wallace conducted the interview, the result might have been the same, but the questions would certainly have been tougher.
Mrs. Clinton spent the last four years of her life seeing the world on the taxpayer’s dime and basically staying out of the limelight. Her positive accomplishments were meager at best, and her negatives, combined with Obama’s failed foreign policy, made the world significantly more dangerous than before he took office.
For most Americans however, no news was good news, and the dignified impression Hillary gave while being a stealth secretary of state is that she did a superb job in the position. Though her performance was lackluster, the perception of
Then came the unexpected attack in
Like the plagues in
Skeptics might scoff at the possibility of a Barack/Hillary Pact being a long-term agreement, but stranger things have happened in the mysterious, incestuous world of politics.
Is it so far fetched to believe there was a plan between the president and his secretary of state four years ago to create a potential sixteen year liberal dynasty?
During the campaign of 2008, there was no love lost between the two candidates. At least for a while. There was nationwide interest in the political process because of the possibility of electing the first black president or the first female president. Either way it was a groundbreaking competition.
Suppose, however, that as the campaign wore on and Hillary saw herself slipping in the polls, there was a truce between Obama and both of the
Obama rarely focused on international diplomacy during his first term, choosing instead to deal with healthcare and other domestic issues. Meanwhile, he appointed more qualified people than Mrs. Clinton to handle the intricacies of the
Part of the scheme would include Bill’s endorsement of Obama in his run for a second term. By capitalizing on the
Following the election, Hillary conveniently steps down as secretary of state. Obama has no more campaigns to run. Just weeks after the inauguration the strange bedfellows appear on a 60 Minutes lovefest and the former first lady now has four years at home to strengthen her position for 2016.
Hillary supports Barack. Barack supports Hillary. Obama agrees to do all he can to further weaken the Republican party, which would hardly be a burdensome task. Barring major controversies that would alienate his base, Obama thus paves the way for
As for Bill. Nobody hated leaving the White House more than he. What a prize for Bubba to become the first First Husband in the history of the country. The prospects of spending eight more years at Pennsylvania Avenue, with the added advantage of having no presidential responsibilities has to be an aphrodisiac that is too enticing for Bill to ignore.
Far-fetched? Probably, but it is possible to establish a lot of “change” in sixteen years while removing any element of “hope.”
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