A lot of decisions are being made now about 2016. On the big decision, we might score a win. The news today is Team Hillary to wait another three months for 2016 kickoff.
There are two big decisions we have weighed in on with regards to Hillary Clinton 2016. The two decisions are entwined like ballroom dance partners.
One of those big decisions is the heart and soul of a campaign’s message and purpose which we addressed in late 2013 in our article The Hillary Clinton 2016 Muddled Message Mess. That decision is whether Hillary Clinton 2016 will be smart and run on a campaign of “it’s time for a change” or commit suicide in the crib by gurgling out “stay the course” or some cheesy variant of same which will be rightly seen as an Obama third term.
The other decision to be made by Hillary Clinton 2016 is whether to run at all and when to announce a run. On that question we have stomped our feet and spewed insults. We have advised a long wait before any announcement – contrary to what Barack Obama and his supporters want. We discussed this in detail in The Shield Maiden Of Chappaqua
In “Shield Maiden” we documented how Obama henchmen wanted Hillary to announce immediately after the November 2014 beating of Obama. Today we might have scored an important win on the question of timing. We believe that if we prevail on the question of timing our views will also prevail on the direction of the campaign. Why? We’ll explain below. First the news of the day:
Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge for the Democratic nomination, is strongly considering delaying the formal launch of her presidential campaign until July, three months later than originally planned, top Democrats tell POLITICO.
The delay from the original April target would give her more time to develop her message, policy and organization, without the chaos and spotlight of a public campaign.
This Politico write up is a follow-up to a breathless Politico “scoop” which assured all that the month for a go was April. As we wrote in “Shield Maiden” there are a lot of Obama supporters who want to sabotage Hillary by forcing an early announcement which will deflect attacks from Obama onto Hillary. So clearly the new revised Politico article was push back from those of us who have Hillary’s interests at heart, not Obama’s.
We don’t believe the threat from Elizabeth Wig-Wam (aided and abetted by Obama and his acolytes) has in any way receded. Indeed a delay by Hillary Clinton will help to smoke out Wig-Wam and anyone else who wants Hillary Clinton 2016 to announce before they announce. Hillary Clinton 2016 has the luxury of time which any potential opponents do not.
Hillary Clinton 2016 should wait, watch, and prepare. Already we have all seen how Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have roiled the Republican field. A lot of changes have happened already and more will come in the next several months. The best strategy is “don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes”.
If our views on the matter of timing of an announcement prevail, we will likely prevail on the direction and message of Hillary Clinton 2016. We recently were extremely perturbed by some leaks from Obama supporters who surround Hillary Clinton 2016. The leaked story made us wretch:
Clinton now ready to embrace President Obama on economy
Hillary Clinton is ready to run on President Obama’s record when it comes to the economy.
Clinton allies say that if the former secretary of State does in fact announce a second bid for the presidency this year, they expect that she’ll tether herself to a main slice of Obama’s legacy.
A series of economic reports including Friday’s positive jobs numbers is adding to Democratic confidence that the economy will finally be a winner for Obama in his last two years in office, and that it will help the Democratic White House candidate in 2016. [snip]
They also predict that Clinton will present policies distinct from those of the Obama administration she served, and even her own husband’s administration, which is regularly credited with presiding over years of strong economic growth.
This tack, allies say, will allow her to to carve out her own identity and provide her with the opportunity to speak about education, making housing more affordable and helping younger Americans find jobs and build her own narrative. [snip]
Democratic strategist Jim Manley said that he expects Clinton to “keep pretty close to the administration’s basic economic policies. But, he added, “I wouldn’t be surprised if she found ways to exploit the growing debate on economic equality.” [snip]
Republicans—from the RNC to the superPAC America Rising– are already working to portray Clinton as a third term for Obama.
“She has no choice but to own the Obama economic agenda because she has been in lock-step with him on it ever since 2008,” Tim Miller, the executive director for America Rising, said Friday.
Miller said healthcare will fall under Obama’s economic package and Clinton has no choice but to own that piece as well. [snip]
Clinton allies say they are aware that Republicans will do everything to tie her to Obama’s policies.
That article was written in the middle of January. By the end of January the Obama economic recovery of 2015 is about as believable as the Obama economic “recovery Summer” of 2010. It’s about as believable as the “glimmers of hope” Obama advertised in 2009 and which we mocked:
Obama is doomed to fail because his policies do not make sense. Neither the “stimulus” scam nor the 2009 budget nor the 2010 budget nor any of the other Santa wish lists Dimocrats greedily rub their palms in contemplation of, deal with the central issue of the financial crisis. We have called repeatedly for a comprehensive, coordinated, detailed, and well explained, economic plan that tackles the central financial issues and creates/saves the American financial system. Barack Obama economic “plans” provide for none of these criteria.
We were right in 2009. Now in 2015 Obama supporters who want Hillary to be Obama’s Shield Maiden are trying to make her believe this latest Obama wreckovery. It’s cash for clunkers 2015 with Hillary Clinton 2016 as the dupe ready to be set up.
The good news is that the longer Hillary Clinton 2016 waits the sooner the latest Obama economic “recovery” will be exposed as another bit of glimmering fools’ gold. Peter Shiff provides an alternate explanation of the current state of the American economy:
The longer Hillary Clinton 2016 waits to possibly launch the more obvious it will be that Peter Shiff is closer to the truth that the truth adverse Obama. So we advise wait, wait, wait. And prepare… for a “time for a change” campaign. Barack Obama and his henchmen are setting up Hillary Clinton to fail in 2015 and 2016.
The longer Hillary Clinton 2016 waits to announce and prepares a reality based campaign for change, the better. While some speculated that the delay news was tied to Benghazi news or foreign policy news we doubt it.
Benghazi, foreign policy, economic policy, the sun, the moon, the stars aligned will not be a problem for Hillary Clinton 2016. The only problem for Hillary Clinton 2016 is Barack Obama. Tie Hillary to Barack and the product will look like a Michelle Obama “fashion” outfit dragged through the Chicago stockyards.
A Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign based in reality and a demand for change is the smart way to go – much later this year.