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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:01 PM

 

Republicans Paint Clinton as Old News for 2016 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON — Stuart Stevens, the top strategist for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, declared to an audience of reporters at a breakfast last month that electing Hillary Rodham Clinton would be like going back in time. “She’s been around since the ’70s,” he said.

At a conservative conference earlier in the year, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, ridiculed the 2016 Democratic field as “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls,’ ” referring to Mrs. Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is 70.

And Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, seizing on the Fleetwood Mac song that became a Clinton family anthem, quipped to an audience in Washington, “If you want to keep thinking about tomorrow, maybe it’s time to put somebody new in.”

The 2016 election may be far off, but one theme is becoming clear: Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Mrs. Clinton’s age. The former secretary of state will be 69 by the next presidential election, a generation removed from most of the possible Republican candidates.

Despite her enduring popularity, a formidable fund-raising network and near unanimous support from her party, Mrs. Clinton, Republican leaders believe, is vulnerable to appearing a has-been.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/us/politics/republicans-paint-clinton-as-old-news-for-2016-presidential-election.html

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Purveyor Jul 2013 OP
Chipper Chat Jul 2013 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 2013 #2
monmouth3 Jul 2013 #3
madrchsod Jul 2013 #4
denbot Jul 2013 #5
truebrit71 Jul 2013 #6
LiberalFighter Jul 2013 #7
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Mz Pip Jul 2013 #9
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:06 PM

1. She will wipe the floor with that snot-nosed Rubio.

And Mitch McConnell should be careful about calling someone "golden" in a negative light.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:09 PM

2. And who do THEY have?

Who's the right-wing giant that's going to win the WH in 2016? Their slate in 2012 was pretty pathetic. Their slate for 2016 is almost likely to be paper-thin.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:11 PM

3. The Morning Joe crew (without Joe or Mika) laughed at this. It appeared to me that Katty Kay,

Barnacle and the rest of the panel were fully for Clinton. David Ignatius was on the panel also, I turned it off shortly after and did not hear his opinion. It was a pretty good show today. Good conversatios, good back and forth, etc.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:01 PM

4. this is the best the democrats can come up with early in the game?



i can't believe the party can not find someone who is younger and carries a lot less baggage.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 04:37 PM

5. They are scared shitless of the God-Smack she will rain down upon them!

They know, and so are pretending to dismiss, the beatdown Hillery could and I hope will deliver in 2016.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 05:06 PM

6. Because they know she's the best moderate republican in the field..

 

...Pro-choice, Pro-Business, Pro-War, Pro-Spying, she's everything the republicans know they need to win, but she is running on the Democratic ticket...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 05:56 PM

7. Ages

Ronald Reagan age (1981) 69 years 349 days
GHW Bush (1993) 68 years 7 months 8 days
Bob Dole age (1997) 73 years 5 months 28 days
John McCain age (2009) 72 years 4 months 22 days



Hillary age (2016) will be 69 years 2 months and 24 days

Why should Hillary's age be a factor?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:33 PM

8. This is the party that elected Saint Ronnie president.

Hillary is as sharp as ever, while Ronnie already had the early sign of Alzheimer's disease.

The Republicans have nothing but a bunch of tea Party kooks that cannot get elected in a national election and a couple of "moderates" (Jeb & Christie) who will not get the nomination.

Since repeating "Benghazi" like a mantra seems to not have worked, their new strategy is going after her age. What's next, hair style, weight, cracks about the pantsuits?

The funny part is that Hillary hasn't even announced whether she's running.





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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:42 PM

9. Old news can be welcome news.

I remember the 90s. Lots of innovation, decent employment options for college grads. Pretty much war free.

Yeah. Lets do that again.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:51 AM

10. Pretty sad that they have to run against someone...

years in advanced...oh yeah, who's also not even running. lol.

Romney is older than Hillary, imagine someone calling *him* old. Yeah, would never happen. Sexist pricks. Actually, i guess it's not they who are sexist, it's the people in the country since we actually buy this shit. Sexism in politics works for a reason.

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