Been there, done that:
Democrats start transition from President Obama to Hillary Clinton
Democrats in Washington are starting to shift from the Obamas to the Clintons.
Hillary Clinton has already racked up a couple of endorsements for the 2016 presidential race — and she hasn’t even announced she’s running yet. Requests are flooding in for the former secretary of State to campaign for candidates.
Of course, President Obama remains the most sought-after figure, but his star power could fade in the coming months as the chatter about his successor intensifies. His approval rating has fallen as his administration has grappled with a variety of controversies ranging from IRS overreach to government snooping.
“The political focus of the Democratic Party will shift to Hillary, and in some ways it has already,” said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), who, as a staunch Clinton supporter, has an interest in seeing his forecast come true.
He noted that while Obama will be the policy leader of the party, there will be an “inherent transition” politically to the person Democrats see as the next leader.
That person is probably Clinton, who is trouncing all other potential Democratic rivals in 2016 presidential polls.
“There is a cautious presumption that the nomination is hers for the taking,” said Phil Singer, deputy communications manager for Clinton’s 2008 campaign.
“People are excited about the prospect of a Clinton candidacy, but also cognizant a campaign is a long way off.”
That caution is in place for a reason: There is a danger that Clinton could peak too early. She was the heavy favorite in the 2008 Democratic race before narrowly losing to Obama.
“Bubbles inflated early in the process can deflate,” Singer said.
I’ll believe it when I see it. Most of those backstabbers and Clinton-haters that ambushed her in 2008 are still around. The Vile Progs still hate her, and so does the media. Chris Matthews is jizzing in his pants at the thought of putting the final nail in her career coffin.
Besides, if Hillary wants my vote she’s gotta convince me she deserves it. I’m not ruling her out, but she’s got some ‘splainin to do.
On the other hand, if it’s a choice between her and Joe Biden . . .