Hillary Clinton is a hopeless candidate – and Democrats are finally realising

Pity it's too late to do anything about it

8 August 2015

9:00 AM

8 August 2015

9:00 AM

 New York

Remember the fizz around Gordon Brown’s election campaign in 2010? The excitement he brought to the trail? The eerily intimate connection with the electorate? No, nor can I. But conjure up what you can and mix it with the thrill of a hot afternoon locked in a community centre discussing renovations to the ping-pong room and you’ll have a sense of the vibe around Hillary Clinton’s latest campaign for president.

The American media is bored of her and the polls show her support slipping, even against a Republican field nuked by the presence of Donald Trump. It’s summer, with 16 months to go until the election. But the fact that Hillary can’t grab a lead and hold on to it, with all of her institutional and financial advantages, is reminding Democrats what an awful candidate she is. So stiff, she makes Ed Miliband look animated. So suspicious, her every argument devolves into recrimination and acid-throwing. And she’s as cheesy as an end-of-the-pier hack seeing out her last pantomime season.

Her advisers have clearly told her that she needs to emphasise that she’s a grandmother. So she squeezes mentions of it into the tightest possible gap. Last month, she was asked about the critics of climate change: ‘They will answer any question about climate change by saying: “I’m not a scientist.” Well, I’m not a scientist either. I’m just a grandmother with two eyes and a brain and I know we’re facing a huge problem.’ Sure you are, Hillary. Just you and Bill, a couple of regular grandparents, cranking up the air conditioner when you notice that summers feel warmer than they used to be.

There’s an email scandal no one entirely understands and all sorts of dodgy-seeming entanglements between donations to the Clinton Family Foundation, paid speeches by the Clintons and the suspicion of favour trading. You’d need an advanced degree in Kremlinology to figure out the truth. But from a campaign perspective, too many Americans approach the Clintons from a position of mistrust. The smearing, founded or not, has worked. Presidential elections come down to an arm-wrestle for a few votes, and that mistrust could swing it.

It’s become so bad that a ‘draft Biden’ movement has begun to swell in Democratic circles. Until recently, the shtick on Joe Biden was that he was too old and garrulous to move up a spot to the presidency. His pub-landlord warmth has been a useful counterpoint to the professorial Obama. But you wouldn’t want him running anything. He’d sit in the Oval Office jabbing at the controls like Grandpa with the remote control.

But then a couple of things happened. The first was the recent run of administration hits: the Supreme Court giving the nod to Obamacare and then gay marriage; the deal with Iran. The second was the death of Biden’s son, Beau, from brain cancer at the age of 46. It was agonising in itself, but also a reminder that, however easy it has been to laugh at Biden, he is a survivor. In 1972, just after he won his first Senate race, he lost his first wife and infant daughter in a car accident, when they were on their way to buy a Christmas tree. Beau Biden’s funeral and the Vice President’s noble suffering revealed how well-liked he is. All that bonhomie over so many years has created a deep well of affection. It’s the opposite to how people feel about the vindictive Clintons.

Suddenly, Biden looks like the only real Clinton-stopper in the Democratic party. It’s getting too late for an insurgent candidate, like Obama in 2008. He had announced his run by May 2007, which gave him time to gather speed. Only Biden can flip the switch this late and give Hillary a real contest. And that is what is giving Democrats conniptions this summer. Is Hillary really such a bad candidate? And are our feelings for Joe Biden being clouded by sentiment?

To the first question, the grim possibility is yes. She really is that bad. When you pull back and look at the broad political climate, a Democrat ought to succeed Barack Obama. Favourable demographics, a rebounding economy, and an increasingly popular president are teeing it up. Then there’s the chaos on the Republican side.

But Hillary is so cautious and compromised that it is hard to know what she stands for. She has taken a shot at hedge-fund managers and corporate executives: ‘Something is wrong when CEOs earn more than 300 times than what the typical American worker earns and when hedge fund managers pay a lower tax rate than truck drivers or nurses.’

Rather than trying to earn kudos with union audiences, she might want to take up these issues with her daughter, who used to work at a hedge fund, her son-in-law, who runs his own hedge fund, or the billionaire chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, whose firm paid her $400,000 for two speeches in the autumn of 2013. Her list of donors is stacked with hedge-fund managers: George Soros gave her campaign $1 million. You can hardly blame him. He earns $1 million in three quarters of an hour just staring at his money. It’s a cheap price for the favour of someone with a close to 50/50 shot at being the next president. But what’s with Hillary’s hedge-fund bashing? Why even open up that flank when you know you’re so vulnerable?

She says she wants to drive ‘unaccountable money’ out of politics, and yet when questions are asked about the money in her family foundation, suddenly the accountability is oddly sparse.

The problem isn’t even hypocrisy. The Clintons have long, complex careers behind them. Contradictions will always mount up. You need money to be in politics. That’s fine. What jars is the tin ear. When she talks about wanting to build the economy of tomorrow, you know that everyone she’s closest to is happy with the economy of today.

However hard she might try to dupe voters that she’s just another Midwestern grandma at heart, she comes off as the candidate of the elite, a Hamptons-hopping, big money shill. Even Jeb Bush, the American David Cameron, starts to look a little blue-collar in her shadow. What should have been a Democratic rout could end up being a narrow Republican smackdown.

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  • Brian Stump

    I think most people knew but, don’t like leaving their happy place. The same one that got Obama elected. . . Twice

  • Rik

    Hilary Clinton,the ultimate champagne socialist,she never needs to worry about running out of other peoples money because she knows she will never run out of hers.

    • S0undGarden

      Yeah, some more Pro-Sanders BS that means next to nothing.

      • EuroYankee

        What? The author did not mention Sanders once – he is in love with Joe Biden. Maybe you shook read the article before commenting?

    • EuroYankee

      Not a champagne socialist. Goldman Sachs don’t pay “champagne socialists” $250,000 a pop to give speeches to their staff.

      • Ivan Ewan

        But George Soros does, and the difference between a champagne socialist and a corporatist is slimmer than you might think.

        • EuroYankee

          Point taken, sir. They do indeed swim in the same pool.

      • CosmotKat

        They will pay “Penthouse Bolsheviks” $250K a pop it buys some left wing credibility and keeps them away from their man down at the front door.

    • Fried Ch’i

      How many times must it be pointed out that the Champagne is a region in France and that France is of course socialist – with a higher level of GDP per capita, a lower deficit per head and far better healthcare and standards of living than England?

      • mikegre

        Awesome? You forgot to mention the French unemployment rate of over 10%. And for youth, it’s 26%.

        • Sue Smith

          Yeah, well that’s what happens when you run out of other people’s money.

      • davidofkent

        Well, a cliché is still a cliché.

      • You forgot to mention Charlie Hebdo and 751 no go-zones in socialist France.

      • TomV

        Geee, do a simple fact check

        GDP per capita

        GB : 45,653

        France: 44,538

      • TomV

        France is also the leading “Torched Car Nation”

        The French government has reported a 12% drop in the number of cars torched on New Year’s Eve – a ritual among revellers in the high-rise suburbs.

        The number of vehicles set alight on the night of 31 December fell
        from 1,067 a year ago to 940, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

    • CosmotKat

      We call them penthouse Bolsheviks on this side of the pond.

  • WFB56

    The thesis is obviously correct but not news to anyone who follows US politics. The one bit of “news” is that Obama is “an increasingly popular president”. Of course, to be real news, it would have to be true.

  • Peter Stroud

    If I was an American, I’m sure Hilary would put me off politics for ever. Nevertheless I bet our Labour Party would welcome her, or someone like her as leader.

    • fundamentallyflawed

      Absolutely – She is a woman and identity politics rule….

  • Reluctant Mlungu

    The economy is “rebounding” – really, the US one??

    • Sue Smith

      “Rebounding” in the sense of “The Nutty Professor”.

  • Callan

    Dodgy donations, emailgate. But what will resonate with most Americans I suspect will be Benghazi.

    • Brian J.

      In America, Bung Who Say is a joke to most people who’ve heard of it at all.

      • Callan

        A joke? Americans murdered by a mob of savages because of criminal inaction by Clinton and her leader? Clinton more intent on appeasing Muslims by apologising inanely for a video than being concerned for the safety of the Ambassador and his staff in the embassy? I doubt it is a joke to any patriotic American. Have a look at what Judge Jeanine Pirro has to say. You will find it on YouTube.

        • Brian J.

          Nope, it’s a joke. Eight different investigations concluded that State was not culpable, and the nominal investigation currently being run hasn’t called a public hearing since January. The Republicans know that they’ve got no case and no audience outside the lunatic fringe.

          • mohdanga

            Hmmm. Special Forces told to stand down twice (because what good would they have been) and one of the victims’ parents calling Hillary and Obama liars for their explanation.

          • Brian J.

            No evidence exists that any such order was given, and investigators, even Republican investigators, have repeatedly concluded that it was not. (There’s also the matter of practicality- these guys can’t just teleport.)

    • mohdanga

      Didn’t you hear Hilary’s explanation? It was a video made by some guy in the Montana hills that set the terrorists off not a premeditated attack. Too bad she didn’t show as much initiative sending in the Special Forces (who were ready to go, but were stood to stand down TWICE) to rescue the trapped consulate workers as she did rooting out the guy in Montana and making a video about it that was broadcast in Pakistan. She is a Marxist and a dangerous person.

    • haywardsward

      As should still the attack on the USS Liberty,.
      Lest we forget that Israel can get away with anything. It can even attack a US Navy ship in international waters and not suffer the consequences. The USS Liberty on 8 June 1967,was repeatedly attacked by Israeli naval and air force units. These attacks, carried out despite clear identification as a US Navy vessel, killed 34 and wounded 171crew members, severely damaging the ship.
      The Israelis claimed it was a mistake backing that up with an “inquiry” The US Navy also held an “inquiry” that was so rigged that it oddly enough came to the same conclusion. This is only major maritime incident in U.S. history that has notbeen investigated by Congress.

  • Hegelman

    Draft Gore.

    • fundamentallyflawed

      Hes too busy jetting around the world campaigning against, erm Carbon emissions

  • DennisMcScumbag

    Because she took Bill back before the cum had even dried on Lewinski’s suit.

    This shows weakness.

    • fundamentallyflawed

      There’s a lot of sensationalist stories that Chelsea isn’t actually Bills.. if infidelity is on both sides it would explain a lot

      • BananaHammok9

        Ever taken a good look at her?
        Hillary is gay. Her ‘aide’, that Muslim Hamas-luvvie, has been her long time partner.

        • Gilbert White

          Supposed to be true as well!

          • Sue Smith

            Care Factor zero.

        • omgamuslim

          Tis alright. Hillary loves Irgun/IDF.

    • cartimandua

      t shows dignity

      • Maureen Matthew

        No it shows a person willing to do anything to ensure that she gets power! Not one of the best qualities of a politican.

    • EuroYankee

      Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be President of the United States. THAT is why she is running. It is her turn, she has suffered ignominy and shame, countless slings and arrows, standing by Bill and toughing it out, so that she could arrive at long last at this point in history, where it is HER moment, where it is HER time, where it is HER right to be President. It is, in the end all about HER – Hillary Rodham Clinton.
      By contrast, Bernie Sanders is about helping people, he is running not for himself, but for the average American. and THAT is the difference.

      • mikegre

        “Bernie Sanders is about helping people, he is running not for himself…”

        If this is what you believe, then you are a clueless twit.

        • CosmotKat

          Bernie Sanders pretends to help the poor. Remember pretending to care is the highest emotion an American progressive can attain.

    • Gilbert White

      Picturesque terminology there! Someone shouted to Bill, stick a Hamlet up. I bet Clinton is still trying to work the meaning of this out.

      • Sue Smith

        Mrs. Clinton cannot keep her dog on the porch and that’s one of the reasons she won’t get near the White House.

    • Peter Davies

      it wasnt cum it was soup. cock a leekie

    • Chamber Pot

      Did you know that Monica’s blue dress complete with stain is now on display at the Smithsonian !

    • Chamber Pot

      It is also a fact that the Havana cigar tube that Lewinsky testified that the President, a legendary horndog, had inserted into her v*gin* while he beat off was subsequently given to Yasser Arafat at Camp David.

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    Not another Bush.

    • Sue Smith

      Last time a Jew listened to a talking bush remember what happened?

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        Never trust a Bush unless it’s burning.

  • cartimandua

    Jeb has scandals n his closet.

    • BananaHammok9

      Hillary has lesbian terrorists in hers.

  • madcosurbad

    She is a Washington insider since 20 years +, and is connected to the Obama administration, that alone are two massive disadvantages. European commentators, looking at Hillary through a European lens always greatly overestimates her.

    • Burt Humperdink

      Agreed even as a European moderate I can see how when the real polls come in Hilary would be trounced in the actual presidential election.

  • ianess

    Excellent article. Can we have more of this columnist, please?

  • AnOski

    Bernie Sanders 2016

    • Rob Milliken

      I noticed. Not one mention of him in this article. Enough about Biden though – who isn’t, at this writing, running. Bernie is almost in a dead heat with Clinton but hardly getting any attention by the media. I guess at least this writer has an excuse of being outside the country, but then why write at all about American politics if one isn’t keeping up?

      • S0undGarden

        “Dead heat” in a single state, perhaps, but she leads by huge margins in every national poll.

        • AnOski

          Because of media omissions like this one. It makes no sense.

      • Greg Taylor

        Oh… Bernie got attention by the media this weekend.. That’s for sure… As he tucked his member between his legs and walked, crying off stage after a couple of thugs got on stage and shut him down with their BLM movement crap. This is someone people want to have as president. LOL. As far as Hillary? ANYONE BUT HILLARY 2016!

        • Patricia Colaneri

          Watch the video, Greg. He tried to discuss, but all they wanted to do was raise their voices more and make a scene. Acting like a gentleman (and trying to stay on his tight schedule for the day), he chose not to provoke, because, sir, that solves nothing. Rather, he laid out a platform the next day to address their concerns. A lot of us may disagree with how they chose to voice them, but they have legitimate issues that must be addressed.

        • Eco Creative

          Bernie attracted a crowd of 28,000 for his Portland OR rally yesterday. Totally shattered records for turnout for a presidential candidate rally.

        • Ben Slavens

          “Tucked his member between his legs”? Do you even know how that debacle went down in Seattle? Obviously not, based on the way you feel about it (though I can’t blame too much, as media has only shown small snippets of the BLM shutdown). Here’s what really happened, uncut: https://youtu.be/mgIFE3kZ-Js

    • Michelle Parson Hildreth

      I know, right? It’s like Philip Delves Broughton and The Spectator are being paid to not mention him or something. Pretty obvious that the media are bought and paid for.

      • Ivan Ewan

        Is this your first visit to the Spectator?

  • JacquesVoorhees

    “Then there’s the chaos on the Republican side.” Chaos? The Republicans have the deepest and best qualified bench probably ever in the history of the United States. Did you not see the debate last night? With only a few exceptions, the candidates put up a solid, impressive, domineering performance. You could easily imagine almost any of them sweeping the floor with Hillary. Or Biden. If that’s chaos, I’ll take as much as I can get!

    • Brian J.

      Seventeen mostly interchangeable mediocrities does not constitute a strong bench. Hillary would have little difficulty defeating each and every one.

  • ThreeRing

    I really find it quite heroic to do this entire article from an alternate universe perspective in which nobody else is running as a Democrat. Corporate America would be proud. (And by that, I don’t mean the Corporate America of normal businesses engaged in commerce and capitalism, I mean the Corporation-as-government set including Viacom, Bank of America, and Chase.)
    Is it like a deal where these guys actually pay you to avoid Sanders, or does your boss just mandate it from the top? If it’s the former, hooray for the money, if it’s the latter, then you’re getting stiffed.

  • Maureen Matthew

    There is not chaos on the Republican side, just a lot of candidates that will get sorted out in the next 6 to 8 months. What is does show is that there is a lot of people on the Reuplican side and many are good candidates, By January the field will be down to about 8 or 10 and by spring it will be down to about 4 or 5. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Callipygian

    An ugly soul in an ugly body: a crook that thinks she’s above the law and common decency. Oh, and she turns up the heat when the winters feel colder, as well.

    The sooner we see the last of the Clintons, the better.

    As for that crack about Jeb Bush as ‘the American David Cameron’: he’s better than that. Much better.

    • Sue Smith

      As we say in Australia, “a drover’s dog is better than that”!!

  • Pepe Turcon

    An ugly soul in an ugly body: a crook that thinks she’s above the law and common decency.

  • Don Ford

    You didn’t say Bernie Sanders a single time that I noticed.

    • Burt Humperdink

      Almost certainly because Sanders is too old to run he could actually die of old age before he is inaugurated.

      • Trooper

        Biden is as old as Sanders, and Reagan was the same age. Bullshit. He is fine, the case about everyday Joe, other candidates don’t give a shit, and are incredible liars. Oh and HRC is nearing 70 and had concussion and such, and could drop dead, I think people would be happy if that happened.

      • Ben Slavens

        Trump is only 4 years younger than Sanders. Hillary is only 7 years younger. Why do you think age matters again?

  • EuroYankee

    Mr. Broughton, I will join the chorus in condemning you for failing to address the phenomenon that is Bernie Sanders. Your omission borders on journalistic malpractice – nay it IS malpractice, because Sanders is the one only viable alternative to HRC – Biden has already run several times and lost, always one of the earliest to drop out. There is no reason to think that won’t happen again. And he will be tarnished with Obama stank, just as Hillary is.

    I think you need to respond on the Sanders issue. How about rewriting the piece in a way that has some professional integrity?

  • Precambrian

    The best candidate that the Democrats have (Elizabeth Warren) refuses to stand.

    • Banjolina Violetta

      Sanders/Warren ticket talk is happening now.

  • Ivan Ewan

    Obama “increasingly popular”? Over the Iran deal, which brushes aside the panicking responses of every Sunni state this side of India, to the point where Saudi Arabia is even willing to work with Israel to stop it, he’s finally managed to split the Democrat party firmly in two. And then he made an hour-long speech in which he insulted the intelligence of anyone who disagreed with his giving Iran’s leaders everything they really wanted.

    I hope everyone else here likes the idea of Iran using its released funds to tighten its grip on Syria and Lebanon, and doubling down on Yemen, because I certainly don’t. They might be instrumental in defeating ISIS, but be under no illusion; they’d replace ISIS with Hezbollah, and institute a regime only slightly less manic and destructive, but significantly more competent, just as ruthless, funded with billions, and connected in a new Iranian Empire reaching the Mediterranean… and then backed up with nukes, at just a time when Saudi Arabia will be unable to keep up its social bribery against falling oil prices from the shale revolution.

    In America, Obama’s popularity is held up only by his base of the same kind of people who like J. Corbyn. Young idiots, old idiots, and rich idiots.

    • Sue Smith

      What about the increasingly privileged term “useful idiots”? I like that one.

  • Heston Churchill

    I told my wife four years ago, she’d never make it to a debate, now I tell you that the democrat party is headed for a footnote in history.

    • Sue Smith

      Yep, but it’s a big foot and it’s headed to a ‘jacksi’ near you!!

  • hogsnort

    I would love to see a Clinton-Fiorino debate.

  • sfin

    Hilary Clinton is a liar and a crook.

    God help all of us if she is elected.

  • Edward Olson

    I’m a partisan Democrat and for me the most important thing is to have a Democrat in the White House. Any Democrat is preferable to any Republican. If Hillary really does implode ( which I doubt ) there is an obvious replacement – Al Gore. He already won once.

    • Trooper

      Sanders is better and I hope she implodes.

    • Sue Smith

      Al is the proverbial ‘cigar store Indian’ of western movies fame; big, wooden and ubiquitous.

  • Sarah Lay

    Hillary should be in Jail along with her child molesting husband Bill. Obama is a Traitor and should be treated like a traitor.

  • TNL

    Good point about Biden. I’ve always seen him as a bit of an idiot but you’re right – he has spent his time as VP building up an amiable image of himself and the tragedies in his life do show he is a survivor.

  • Peter Davies

    Hilary is a liar and fantasist.

    • Sue Smith

      She’s just yet another political liability and expedient. Plenty more where she came from.

  • scampy

    The Clinton’s like the Blair’s are low class greedy liars and supposed friends

    • freddiethegreat

      You’re wrong there. The bags under her eyes are by Gucci.

  • mikegre

    “Then there’s the chaos on the Republican side.”

    Chaos on the Republican side? Whatever are you talking about?

  • david blane

    Hilary looks like a wicked witch. You can tell a lot about people from how they look.

  • TangFiend

    She’s still going to win, this isn’t the midterms. If Trump gets the nomination you might as well have AF1 waiting at the airport for her.

  • John M

    Hillary may well be rubbish, but she’s looking a better prospect that the parade of batman villains that the Republicans are putting forward.

    And so it will be in the US as it was in the UK this year – a selection of the least worst of a pool of frankly awful people

    • Sue Smith

      Have to agree with the “batman villains” comment! A good one!

  • davidofkent

    She still has that annoying habit when going on stage of pointing at someone in the audience, presumably to pretend that she knows ordinary people. I can’t quite believe that the Americans would want another pointless president after 8 years of Obama.

  • Fioler

    “increasingly popular president?” Show me the polls, please.

  • Cardinio

    “The American media is bored of her”

    You mean, bored WITH her, don’t you? “Of her” makes no sense in this context, despite popular usage. Like using, “infer” when you mean, “imply”, it just makes people assume you’re an idiot and dismiss your opinion.

    Also, “schtick” means a gimmick, or trope. You seem to think it means something like “scuttlebutt”. It doesn’t.
    Lay off those clunky, overlong metaphors as well. You are not Raymond Chandler.

    Seriously, get a better editor next time, or at least spend time with a dictionary. You’re a professional wordsmith. Write like it.

  • Cassandrina

    “There’s an email scandal no one entirely understands” – oh yes they do.
    What they don’t know is the depths of it and how dangerous it became in putting classified documents into her “private” email server. You also forget about her (and Obama’s) stand on the disaster in Libya.
    Her record is now so bad that Democrats are actively looking at Biden to make a running. He is not Presidential material and very few VP’s are, but it certainly shows the paucity of talent within the Democratic Party.
    In 2008 the Clinton’s earned their lowest revenue of just over $5 million, way way below their average from 2001 to 20014. Who says crime does not pay.

  • LibLabCon Loyalist

    As Hilary is superior to God, why is she not simply anointed as the supreme being?

    • freddiethegreat

      Remind you of someone? “Perhaps we grows very strong, stronger than Wraiths. Lord Smeagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day, fresh from the sea.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    She can outspend and out threaten anyone. She will win simply because she has the most money and the most power to harm people who challenge her. This is later days Roman Empire here where the emperor’s throne was simply auctioned to the highest bidder. And if that doesn’t work she’ll wade through blood to get it.

    Historians will catalog Obama as, technically speaking, America’s LAST president because Hillary will be considered an American monarch in retrospect.

  • john700

    Did you see the Black Lives Matter protest over the weekend, shutting down Bernie Sanders’ speech? That’s the beginning of Biden’s campaign supported by Obama. Next, one morning, we will see on our TV screens people wearing uniforms with the intials FBI written on their backs entering a certain home in Chappaqua, NY, executing a warrant.

  • WalterBannon

    “a Democrat ought to succeed Barack Obama. Favourable demographics, a rebounding economy, and an increasingly popular president are teeing it up”


    This journalist is an idiot

    • freddiethegreat

      There’s hasn’t been an even partly adequate Democrat president in living memory. It’s unlikely ever to happen. Somehow, ever the worst Republicans are better for America and the world.

  • Rob Milliken

    So after reading this article, does the author believe that Bernie Sanders is running at all? I mean he has 20K plus at a speech last night, but no mention of him. (Regardless of your view on him, based on his speech turnout he is a contender…)
    At this writing, Biden isn’t even running. Maybe this article needs an update.

  • Banjolina Violetta

    You forgot to mention Bernie Sanders massive populist movement taking the nation by storm and not a word about it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8KQmps-Sog

  • Chris Moses

    #Bernie2016, #FeelTheBern. I guess 28,000 people showing up to a rally for Bernie Sanders means… your a HACK. We will not vote for Hillary, Mrs. TPP/Pipeline/WarwithIran, ever! I’d vote for Joe, but Bernie is the man for us. Screw off 1% and your media pawns, your days of playing the greedy pigs will soon end.

  • Patricia Colaneri

    I like and respect Joe Biden the man a lot, but really, the only Hillary stopper?! Bernie Sanders is the man who will (already is) magnetize the Democratic party and draw independents and yes, even staunch conservative Republicans (I know several) into the fold. He alone speaks for the majority of the people of this country, and once he becomes more widely known and the media has no other course but to start talking of him once the Democratic debates start, the incredibly thunderous grassroots movement that has begun will become a blitz on election day.

  • oregun

    As if the corrupt Obama administration could get worse a few years with the Hillary Clinton cartel would bleed every last bit of the public treasury. The Clintons truly pray at the altar of other people’s money without one shred of decency.

  • mohdanga

    This wizened hag makes about $100K for flapping her jaws for an hour long speech to a bunch of spell bound sycophants….and she has the audacity to talk about “‘Something is wrong when CEOs earn more than 300 times than what the typical American worker earns”. Obama is bad but she would be a disaster as a President.

  • Bob Bergmann

    You folks need to get your collective heads out of the sand and LOOK at & WRITE about the one guy who is stealing the whole show…BERNIE SANDERS !

  • Eco Creative

    yo, folks. Biden is a non-starter.

    The Biden Boomlet Debunked

    And those of you across the pond have apparently been missing the off-the-charts enthusiasm for Sen. Bernie Sanders that has been sweeping the nation.

    28,000 Show Up for Bernie in Portland, Largest Presidential Campaign Rally Ever

  • Joan Snider

    I double checked the date this story was written, because I couldn’t believe the author thInks Joe Biden needs to be drafted… Bernie Sanders has a huge amount of support… he can take the place of Hillary the disaster!

  • Christine Pelletier

    Blahblahblah….Bernie Sanders 😉

  • La’Dene Bean

    Bernie Sanders is the candidate that is beating Hillary R. Clinton in this race to the White House. Everyday, in a myrid of ways, Bernie Sanders touches unilaterally multi-ethnic, socio-economic strata, raising the gauntlet to champion “We”, the People, fighting the hard fight on our behalf, unwavering in speacking truth. He is untainted by activities of the corruption plaguing politics. Bernie Sanders speaks unadorned truth, in American, not in politican jargon steeped in half-truths. Unliked H.R.Clinton, Bernie does not lie, is ethical, honest, brave and true. Bernie cannot be bought, he will never sell us out to the highest bidder. The Bernie we have today is the Bernie of yesterday and tomorrow. Bernie is not running as a political party stooge, Bernie Sanders is running as America’s Choice. WE WILL WRITE HIM IN IF WE HAVE TO!! Absence of penis does not qualify HR Clinton for the Oval Office. Is certainly does not guarantee her the Presidency. Your total disdain for our choice is obvious in your deliberate omission in consideration our candidate (Bernie Sanders) as a contender. Shame on you for your disregard for journalistic ethic, for laving on Corporate denial of our next President of these United States of North America, Bernie Sanders. A descendant of slavery and genocide, a voting Woman that Marched for my Civil Rights, I question your motives. I’ve seen the lies told to dissuade, to disparage. Conniving and thoughtful dinigration taught at mother’s breast premeate your every word of conjecture and deliberate omission of Bernie Sanders. Donald Trump is the least of HR Clinton’s worries. Bernie Sanders has beaten her and we are a year away from the finish line ~

  • Ian Seager

    What about Bernie Sanders!! Seriously. Not even a mention!!


    It would be arrogant, disrespectful, and quite simply wrong for anyone who is not a citizen of the U.S. to tell the people of the USA what they should do with their sovereignty, constitution or independence.

    Likewise Clinton should keep her nose right out of Scotland’s business……The people of Scotland are sovereign, and we will decide on our independence or otherwise without being told what to do by this interfering woman.


  • Gary Epstein

    God help the US if Bonnie and Clyde take the White House again