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Hillary 2020 - "She's full of energy!"

CNN asks Rahm if Clinton 2020 would be good for Democrats. Rahm squirms. ...A lot.

By —— Bio and Archives--May 30, 2017

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It’s a really simple question.

“If Hillary Clinton is up for another presidential run, would that be a good thing for your party?”

That’s about as easy a “yes or no” softball as you’re likely to see.  A first year poli-sci major would know enough to answer “Sure! We’re a big party with a wide array of diverse voices.  Debate is always welcome.  If she’s up for another run, we’d love to have her in the mix.”

The end. Easy-peasy.

That answer, of course, would be a lie. Hillary’s party is dreading the idea that she might not be done losing elections. If they were being brutally honest, they’d admit that, no, there’s nothing good about yet another Clinton run.

Politics is what it is, though.  You don’t come right out and say that kind of stuff because you don’t want to alienate anyone. You always say “yes,” and then you quietly shift support to someone else in the primary. We watched this happen with Ted Kennedy, when he dumped Hillary for Barack Obama back in 2008.

Rahm Emanuel, sadly, does not posses the strategic subtlety of Ted Kennedy.  Considering what a ‘bull in a china shop’ Teddy was, that’s really saying something.

Watch as the Chicago Mayor and close Obama ally tries - and fails - to answer the “Clinton conundrum.”

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