Can Anyone Stop Hillary? Why Not? Hillary has Never Won a Competitive Election

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Can anyone stop Hillary, Time asks? Why not.

Forgotten in the reality distortion field surrounding Ready for Hillary is the simply fact that Hillary has never actually won a competitive election. Hillary’s senate seat in New York was handed to her after Giuliani came down with cancer. If he hadn’t gotten sick, Hillary Clinton would have tried to be the senator from her native Illinois instead and might have prevented Obama from ever getting started.

Hillary Clinton was so incredibly popular that her otherwise unknown Democratic primary opponent in 2000 managed to take a fifth of the vote.

Dr. McMahon, an orthopedic surgeon, never did get that meeting. But that and a thousand other snubs haven’t stopped Dr. McMahon from pressing ahead with his efforts to ruin the well-laid plans of the entire state Democratic establishment, which enticed Mrs. Clinton to New York on the understanding that she would face no primary.

Very quietly, with no media attention, Dr. McMahon has spent the last few weeks in the arduous and often humbling task of collecting petition signatures in order to qualify for the primary ballot in September. Remarkably, he collected far more than the necessary 15,000.

“I feel like there’s nothing to dig up,” said Dr. McMahon, who is tall and lanky and has the slightly geeky looks of Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean. “There just isn’t a lot. I mean, I have three kids. So what do we do? We go home and rent Tarzan videos. That’s what I do for fun. That’s my fun. Even in college, I never did drugs. I never smoked a cigarette, even.” Dr. McMahon stopped and thought for a moment. “Even now, I drink a beer a month, maybe.”

That guy operating on his own took 18.5% of the vote in the Democratic primary. Then Hillary Clinton faced off against Rick Lazio, a youthful candidate whom hardly anyone knew and who at one point was beating her in polls. When she finally did beat him, after accusations of sexism, it was 55 to 43.

In 2006, Hillary Clinton faced yet another senate primary against an Israeli guy no one had heard of. He won 16% of the vote. In the full election, she faced off against another obscure candidate who said another opponent didn’t have a  “Chinaman’s chance” leading to accusations of racism. This time around she got her best numbers.

None of those elections were against competitive candidates. A sizable chunk of Dem voters just voted against anyone who ran against her. And when she faced her first competitive race against Obama, a candidate who also up to this point had never been in a competitive race, she lost.

Can anyone beat Hillary? Why not. In 2000 and 2006, she took down weak and obscure opponents with charges of sexism and racism. When she had to face off against Obama, she lost.

The only ticket she’s running on is “First female president.” If the Republicans were to put up a female candidate, Hillary would literally have no platform, no slogan, no anything.

Take away the “It’s time for little girls to have a role model” and “It’s time to show a wife and a mother can run the country” spiel and there is nothing in the Hillary box. Zero.

Can anyone stop Hillary? Anyone can stop Hillary.

  • darnellecheri

    Ah. I had this conversation last night and stated the same point. Hitlary has never won a good old-fashion competition. If I know it. If you know it. If, even, Camille Paglia alludes to it, then there may be hope that the masses know it.

    “It remains baffling how anyone would think that Hillary Clinton (born the same year as me) is our party’s best chance. She has more sooty baggage than a 90-car freight train. And what exactly has she ever accomplished — beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She’s certainly busy, busy and ever on the move — with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.” – Camille Paglia, Salon.com, Aug. 21, 2013

  • Anukem Jihadi

    With the mess that’s been made all the Republicans really have to do is provide an effective opposition. That’s really all that’s required in time.
    Oh, and stand up to the media. Self belief is required for that. Can they manage it? I doubt it.

    • Tim N

      Agreed- if the Republicans can field a good solid candidate, someone with some gravitas, some real accomplishments, an agenda for recovery and renewal that he(or she) can articulate then they should be able to win and win big.
      Of course, never underestimate the Republicans ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

  • Louis Emery

    Obama also had no opposition either (in Illinois — look it up) until the actual 2008 Nov presidential elections. The 2008 Dem primaries pitted two candidates that previously had no opposition. One had to lose though. So they were equivalent to each other in my mind. Equally statist.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Just what we need to do is elect Hillary the first woman President and she will inevitably become one of the worse Presidents ever in history, just like the first black President to be elected is already the worse President ever in history. Not to mention that Hillary’s husband was incredibly incompetent in his own right. Meanwhile, the last two Republican Presidents, the father and the son, weren’t exactly stalwarts in their own right either. Indeed, that’s all this country needs at this time, is another incompetent loser. When you think about it, the only decent President this country has had since Carter was Reagan, and before Carter there was also an extended long string of awful Presidents as well.

  • truebearing

    Obama can stop Hillary. Theoretically, he won’t be fighting her in this primary, but his neo-communist “accomplishments” will be heaped squarely on her shoulders, and she has no credible way of distancing herself. HillaryCare wasn’t all that different from Obamacare.
    Her primary assets, other than those sexy pantsuits, are Bill and the fawning media. She has the personality of a viper, so she can’t lull the dullard bloc into voting for her because she’s likeable or hip, unless you happen to think that fat, old women drinking and dancing with young foreign girls is hip.

    • Crassus

      Hillary reminds younger voters of their tight-assed, old maid aunt who’s always sticking her nose into everybody’s business. They turned off her in droves back in 2008 and they will again if she runs in 2016.

    • Caretaker

      There’s another way Obama could ‘stop’ Hillary, which would be to find any excuse to declare martial law and name himself ‘President for Life’ — you know that’s how they do it where he comes from.

  • Texas Patriot

    Underestimating Team Clinton will prove just as effective as underestimating Team Obama, and at this point in time, Hillary is the odds on favorite to win it all in 2016. Can she be beaten? Sure. But the only credible opposition at this point is Jeb Bush. Will he decide to run? Hard to say. Otherwise, there are several Republican candidates who could make it an interesting campaign, and a good national debate, but they’re not likely to win.

    Unfortunately, thirty years of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and Glenn Beck and their hysterical and maniacal pretense of hatred for Democrats (all for the purpose of increasing ratings and ad revenues) have robbed the Republican Party of a whole generation of potential leaders. Chris Christie? Give me a break. The man has no chance of beating Hillary. At this point, the Republican Party is rightly perceived as group of angry, impotent, and very mean and nasty white men with no clue of how to solve the very serious challenges facing our nation today.

    And to my friend, Truebearing, I’ll just say this. When are you going to wake up?

    • Crassus

      In case you haven’t noticed, Hillary is in very poor health. The inauguration of Mayor de Blasio in NYC was her first public appearance since June and she looked awful. It’s also an open secret that she has a huge drinking problem. That’s why she spent most of December 2012 in a sanitarium drying out so that she could testify before Congress about Benghazi. My own personal guess is that she will either decline to run because of poor health or that she will assume room temperature.

      • Texas Patriot

        I think she could run as the corpse in Weekend at Bernie’s and still win against most Republicans. My guess is that the rumors of her health problems are greatly exaggerated and Team Clinton will be ready for war in 2016.

        • Crassus

          If you think that rumors of her health are greatly exaggerated take a good long look at her the next time she appears in public. The camera don’t lie. She’s a very ill woman. Even if she runs she’s going to look awful. Low info voters will be turned off in droves by a worn out hag no matter how flawed her opponent.

    • truebearing

      If I have to wake up to yet another one of your errant diatribes, I hope I continue sleeping.

      • Texas Patriot

        I know the truth is painful, but here’s a clue, just for you. There is a lot more to being an Authentic American Conservative than hating Communists and hating Democrats. Open your eyes, wake up, and start taking baby steps toward the light, slowly but surely working yourself out of the deep dark swamp of hatred and futility into which you’ve been led by clownish hucksters and media profiteers who could care less about the best interest of the American people.

  • Nana Monster

    Did you know that Hillary LIED and hid evidence to help take down Richard Nixon during Watergate?? The gentleman who was her boss wrote everything down and just published a book about it.

  • Gregoryno6

    “It’s time for little girls to have a role model”
    Borrow ours. Julia Gillard, aka the Bogan Vuvuzela, aka Jooolya, aka The Droner From Altona.
    Historians will debate for years to come whether she or fellow Labor incompetent Kevin Rudd take first place on the list of our worst Prime Ministers. For me, it’s Jooolya all the way.
    Amazing how the feminists are putting the emphasis back on what’s between a candidate’s legs rather than what’s between their ears. Remember how that was sexist behaviour, once upon a time?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      We’ll still trade her for Hillary

  • Caretaker

    All of this talk is on the presumption that there will actually be an election in 2016. Be prepared for martial law to be declared and a police state to be imposed, on election day when people tend to be dispersed to go vote. Boundry/Bonner is looking pretty good right now.

  • James Foard

    Here’s a real good rhyme for your kids if they
    are learning how to type.
    It’s got most of the letters in the alphabet in it:
    “Hillary Clinton took an ax
    And gave Vince Foster thirty wacks
    And when she saw what she had done
    She gave Chris Stevens thirty one.”
    I know it doesn’t have a “z” or a “b” or an “m” in it,
    along with a few other letters, but,
    WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?

  • Mirquella Santos

    The worst president in the USA was traitor Reagan. Reagan betrayed and sold weapons to the enemy. He allowed the Nicaraguan to inject crack, cocaine, in black communities so blacks will kill each other. He also allowed Aids to go rampant so gays will die. Reagan was an evil person and God punished him by converting him into a vegetable. 98% of minorities will support Hillary. Most women too and not to mention all Democrats. HILLARY 2016! Envious people please jump a lake die because Hillary will win.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Maybe it’s time America got its Nero. Just give her the job and we can watch everything burn to the ground. Then in few years we can clear the rubble and start over.

  • BlueMoney

    Well, all Obama had to run on in BOTH his election campaigns was being the “first black president”. Otherwise, he’s an empty suit who became a two-term chief executive.
    Let us hope America feels less collective guilt and self-castigation over not allowing women to serve in combat and be corporate CEOs in the 1950s, than it does over enslaving blacks in the 1850s.