What’s wrong with Hillary Clinton’s likely 2016 presidential campaign in two words

Leslie Savan of The Nation has a great piece explaining what’s wrong with Hillary Clinton’s likely 2016 presidential campaign in two words.

“I’m baaack!” With those two words, delivered Arnold-style, Hillary Clinton revealed a lot about what’s wrong with her probable candidacy.

“Hello, Iowa!” she beamed from a stage at the Tom Harkin Steak Fry [...]

Bernie Sanders weighs Democratic challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016

Yes please… Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) is gearing up for a presidential primary challenge against Hillary Clinton and hopes to capitalize on Democratic concerns over Clinton’s coziness with Wall Street banks.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, plans to travel to two crucial presidential battleground states next month.

He will speak at an [...]

Losers Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney: Hillary Clinton “beatable” in 2016

This is ironic, coming from two men who’ve demonstrated they know nothing about how to win a presidential race. “Looking at her record, seeing how ineffective she was in securing more security, is going to be a great handicap for her in the general election,” said Romney. “I don’t think it’ll hurt her in the [...]

Bob Donovan to run for Milwaukee Mayor in 2016 – someone get the popcorn!

This makes me smile, because hilarity will no doubt ensue. With the 2016 mayoral election nearly two long years away, south side alderman Bob Donovan told several hundred cheering friends and supporters Tuesday night that he will challenge Mayor Tom Barrett.

Donovan, a four-term alderman and a frequent critic of the mayor on such hot-button [...]

Ron Johnson on 2016 campaign: “Meh.”

I sure hope Sen. Ron Johnson is this lackadaisical come 2016… “Come November, whatever day it is in 2016, I will guarantee you I will be the calmest on Election Night,” Johnson said. “I win either way. I either get back my life that I miss, or…”

After long pause, Johnson gathered his thoughts and [...]

Hillary the progressive? Not so much.

As a followup to earlier post questioning whether Hillary Clinton is really a progressive, I thought this would be worth a read,

And yet it is on economic policy—not on foreign policy, on Benghazi, her broader record as secretary of state or even her now-ancient votes as the senator from New York—that she is most [...]

Hillary Clinton vs. Russ Feingold

Over at The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf wrote an excellent piece contrasting presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton and former U.S. Senator (and staunch progressive) Russ Feingold.

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Brian Schweitzer: Hillary Clinton is no populist

Apparently former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer isn’t ready for a Hillary Clinton coronation in 2016, according to comments he made in a recent Time magazine interview.

Asked to share his thoughts on the presumption that Hillary Clinton is the heir apparent to President Barack Obama, Schweitzer was blunt in his assessment of Clinton. You can’t [...]

Why is Sen. Ron Johnson using campaign funds for ObamaCare lawsuit?

Over at The Political Environment, James Rowen raises a good question regarding Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s decision to use campaign funds to pay for the lawsuit he filed attempting to block ObamaCare. Would he burn campaign dollars on litigation if he were running for re-election?

Ron Johnson to use campaign fund for Obamacare [...]

Governor Walker Wants To Continue The Tuition Freeze at UW

Gov. Scott Walker on Friday proposed freezing the University of Wisconsin System tuition for another two years, adding on to a similar hard cap enacted last year.

That should give him just about enough time to finish his degree…we wouldn’t want him saddled with thousands in student debt going into the 2016 Presidential election cycle!

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