Hillary and Bill Clinton had a campaign strategy all set up for the 2016 presidential election. First, get a book out that details absolutely no controversy and basically excuses anything that happened on her watch as secretary of state. Then sit back, collect fundraising and speaking fees in the six figure range and wait for the Democratic Convention in the summer of 2016.
It was a well-worn strategy successfully in the past, but not this time. Beginning with a book that slides right over her involvement in the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi in September, 2012 to her remarks about being “dirt poor” when she and Bill left the White House, Hillary is raising a political dust cloud over what was to be a coronation in 2016.
That idea has been shelved. It appears Hillary may be stopped cold a second time running for her party’s nomination. This time if banker-friendly Clinton has to run against the left's anti-Wall Street crusader, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner on Friday, storm clouds are brewing.
Morris said, “Hillary is making the same mistakes she made in 2008. In 2008, she forgot about the primary. She said, 'I have this nomination sewed up,' and she ran for the general election in the primary."
What are other big mistakes that could haunt her besides her big Wall Street contacts and Benghazi? Clinton spent 2008 touting her U.S. Senate votes for the Iraq war and the Patriot Act. With todays ultra-left, those are huge back marks. Her opponent in 2008 used it quite effectively and has been elected twice to the presidency since.
Morris muses, “Obama comes along, flanks her to the left and she's taken by surprise. That's just what's happening now. She's saying, 'I was tough on Syria. I believe these illegal immigrant children ought to be sent home. Obama is spending too much time with beautiful vision and not enough with practical work in the Congress.' "
Ever lurking in Hillary’s plans of grandeur is ultra-left first-time Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. Sound familiar like the other candidate from nowhere named Obama? Neither Clinton nor Warren has declared for 2016. Warren, in fact, has publicly encouraged Clinton to run.
Warren will smartly sit this one out on the sidelines until Hillary shoots herself enough times in the foot to warrant another candidate not so beaten up to replace her. Guess who?
Already, Hillary has made some big early mistakes including a book that was not enthusiastically received and lost millions for her publisher. In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton has already given any candidate to her left a big opening, said Morris.
Hillary's biggest income source is Goldman Sachs, and all the crony capitalism liberals despise. That falls right into the lap of Sen. Warren and her followers mantra of anti-Wall Street.
Morris is correct when he says, "I challenge anybody to tell me one thing that Hillary can say against Elizabeth Warren in turn where she is better, other than the concept that, 'I can win and you can't."
The aura of inevitability can vanish quickly. And let’s not forget the liberal’s wounded, but still standing idol, Barack Obama. Will he so easily endorse his former arch political enemy and secretary of state knowing full well she will smear much of his past six years to obtain the party’s nomination?
Obama’s “legacy,” or what’s left of it, is all he has. "Elizabeth Warren, fueled with Obama's money and Obama's organization, which Ed Klein in his great new book "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas", says may be happening, I think that she could beat Hillary," said Morris. "I think history could repeat itself."
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