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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

James Carville — the chief strategist of Bill Clinton’s 1992 bid for the presidency — is backing the Ready for Hillary PAC, calling on supporters to build a “real grassroots organization” to encourage the former Secretary of State to run for president in 2016.

Carville hasn’t joined the PAC, but he will be the first of “several heavy hitters” who will assist the group, according to a “person familiar with Ready for Hillary’s outreach efforts.”

“I’m not going to waste my time writing you about how great Hillary is or how formidable she’d be – you know it all already,” Carville writes in an email to supporters. “But it isn’t worth squat to have the fastest car at the racetrack if there ain’t any gas in the tank — and that’s why the work that Ready for Hillary PAC is doing is absolutely critical. We need to convert the hunger that’s out there for Hillary’s candidacy into a real grassroots organization.”

Carville says he’s made “no secret” of the fact that he wants the former First Lady and twice-elected senator from New York to run.

Mrs. Clinton made her first public appearance on Tuesday since stepping down as Secretary of State. She is planning on writing a book about her tenure as America’s top diplomat and making speeches across the country.

Her unprecedented position as the presumptive Democratic nominee — if she chooses to run — has some speculating that the so-called “invisible primary” that takes place in the years leading up to the actual primary is “frozen.” However, that hasn’t stopped those on the right from beginning to take aim at her.

The Daily Beast‘s Michael Tomasky has already labeled this “Hillary Derangement Syndrome.”

“Conservatives have spent two decades trying to destroy Clinton,” he writes. “They’ve only helped make her the most popular woman in America. And if they keep at it, they’re going to help make her president.”

Mrs. Clinton has been out of politics for so long that she isn’t yet on Facebook or Twitter — but the Ready for Hillary PAC already has 60,000 “likes” on Facebook.

Still, that is a fraction of what Marco Rubio — the GOP’s 2016 frontrunner by a hair, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll — has, at 446,000.

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  • Let’s get in on…..Hillary 2016

  • Kurt CPI

    I voted for Hillary in the primary when she ran against Obama for the nomination. I confess it was because I thought Obama was smart enough, but not savvy enough. His first term made me even more sure, and I would vote for Clinton in a heartbeat now because I think she’s tough, politically astute, and far more worldly than our president. The two most distinguishing points in her favor are her willingness to approach problems from a unilateral perspective, where Obama is deeply locked into his passions to the point where I fear he often “can’t see the forest for the trees”. The other is the man who would be her chief advisor – albeit perhaps in a less-than-official capacity, and that of course is Bill Clinton. President Clinton is in a category I would call rare among the rare. His capacity to see the big game and organize the players to make things work continues to astound me. Having the “Bill & Hillary” team (or “Hillary & Bill” as the case may be) in the Whitehouse would be the best move this country has made in decades.

    • dazednconfused1

      Behind every man is a strong Woman, or was it Hillary all along? I’ve read alot about her life in politics. She has always been decicated, and worthy of adoration, not just a wife, but a conpendant active politically minded person. I belive she represents the people, knows what they want, and is capable of doing the job.

  • There isn’t anyone strong enough to run against her. So hell yeah….Hillary 2016 will make history.

  • Canistercook

    Her qualifications for President. A law degree, married to an ex-president, worked for Obama. Fell ill while the Benhazi scandal existed. Sure hope someone with some manufacturing, job creation, world marketing skills steps up to the plate. We don’t need another popularity contest.

    • Independent1

      Why are you bringing up Benghazi here? There were two attacks on our embassies overseas outside of a war zone and only 1 of them resulted in casualties – 4. Are you trying to play the same hypocritical role as McCain and Graham? Obama’s 4 years in office were by far the safest for America’s overseas offices in 40 years. If you want to see some carnage, just look at the deaths that occurred for at home and in our overseas offices during the last 3 GOP presidencies:

      Embassy attacks during Bush years and other presidents

      -Under Obama, there were 2 attacks with 4 killed, 3 Americans including one Ambassador

      Bush Years there were 12 attacks with more than 3,300 deaths including more than 3,000 Americans 2001 – World Trade Center, New York and Pentagon, DC; 3,000 Americans killed.
      2002 – US Consulate in Karachi Pakistan attacked, 12 killed; 51 injured.
      2003 – International Compound, Saudi Arabia, 17 killed .
      2003 – US Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan,2 killed.
      2004 – US Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan, 2 killed 9 injured.
      2004 – US Consulate Saudi Arabia, 8 killed.
      2006 – US Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan, 4 killed including US diplomat.
      2006 – US Embassy, Syria, 1 killed and 13 wounded.
      2007 – Grenade launched into the US Embassy in Athens.
      2008 – US Embassy, Serbia, attacked by thousands, no one killed.
      2008 – US Consulate, Turkey, 3 killed.
      2008 – US Embassy in Yemen bombed, 13 killed.

      -Under Clinton, there were six attacks including World Trade Center and USS Cole killing 304, including more than 50 Americans.
      – Under George HW Bush, there were 12 Embassy attacks with 60 being killed.
      – Under Reagan, there were 7 Embassies attacked with 31 being killed including 17 Americans; not to mention 241 Marines killed in their barracks in Beirut Lebanon .
      – Under
      Carter there were 2 attacks with 2 deaths.
      – Under Nixon, 3 Embassies were attacked with 3 killed.

      GOP total for last 4 presidents: 35 attacks on the homeland and abroad with
      more than 3,535 killed: including more than 3,300 Americans, and that doesn’t
      include more than 5,000 Americans killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many deaths
      that quite possibly could have been prevented if Bush and Cheney hadn’t totally
      ignored the CIA’s 7 warnings that an al Qaeda attack on the homeland was
      imminent ; and had they not started the Iraq war based on lies and distortion

    • Independent1

      What I failed to point out in my previous post on embassy attacks is that 3 of the attacks occurred in 1 embassy, Karachi, Pakistan in 2002, 2003 and 2006, yet not one of GOP critics of Benghazi ever asked the questions of the Bush Administration that they brought up about Benghazi – talk about being partisan hypocrites.

    • republiCONsanddemsarebothsuck

      I agree. Stroke victims do not make good presidents and we dont need another popularity contest. We need a someone interested in solving problems, not extending them. Looking forward and the hope and change bullshit has turned out to be more of the same old song and dance.

  • whodatbob

    Can da Ragen Cajun still wouk his magic?

  • whodatbob

    Can the Rajin Cajun work his magic!

  • She’s very qualified and has my support.

  • ralphkr

    Aah, just think of all the hysterical hissy fits by TEA Party if she ran.

  • midway54

    John Lee · Ball State University
    After Hillary went to Canada because Bill was a draft dodger, what happened in the White House while Bill was president, while she was involved with the Lybia massacre, and all the deaths involved , She should be in jail converting all the prisoners.
    Reply ·
    · 16 hours ago

    What a shiny, black eye for the University’s image.

    • dtgraham

      I see your point midway. Hillary was forced to live in Canada because Bill was studying in Oxford England, and what happened in that White House when Bill was President during the time of the Benghazi attack, was something that should result in Hillary being in jail and converting all the prisoners to…..wearing pantsuits, or changing to thick black framed glasses….or something. Achhh! What a black eye for Ball State.

      OK, I think we’re done here.

  • republiCONsanddemsarebothsuck

    I wouldnt be too quick to hang my hat on this con artist.