If Hillary Clinton Decides to Run Again We Take to the Streets
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If Hillary Clinton Decides To Run For President In 2020 We Should All Take To The Streets

Are we really going to go down this road again?

If Hillary Clinton Decides To Run For President In 2020 We Should All Take To The Streets

Man, oh man, guys.

I was really hoping that I would be able to sit down and write a nice, fun little blog about music, or sports gambling, or the Wiggles, or one of my other passions; but unfortunately, something has come up which I simply cannot ignore. Last week, during an interview with Kara Swisher, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to have left the door cracked open the tiniest bit in regard to yet another bid at the presidency.

And while I really do hate to do this, I feel it is both my civic and moral responsibility to dedicate this week's post to a conversation about just how bad that would be

Let's start off by saying that this is by no means a Pro-Trump piece, that would never happen.

Instead, this piece is simply Pro-My-Own-Sanity, because frankly, I don't need the stress of 'Trump v. Clinton II'. That sounds to me like it would be the world's shittiest title fight rematch.

If it were a boxing match, it would probably have some sort of cool billing like, 'The Romp in the Swamp', 'The War in the West Wing', 'The Dispute for the Nukes'. But no matter how you bill this dumb would-be rematch, Hillary Clinton loses the fight. And for a lot of very simple reasons that establishment democratic politicians choose to ignore.

The most basic of which is that she is simply not a good politician, probably one of the worst ever when you take a hard look at it.

In 2008, coming off a term and a half in the U.S. Senate, and already a household name, Clinton managed to blow a massive lead in both superdelegates and a double-digit lead in the national polls to a relatively unknown Junior Senator from Illinois. To put it into perspective, it's kind of like when the Monstars blew a 66-18 point lead over the Tune Squad, it was simply unprecedented.

Following that all-time bad performance, Clinton managed to make it to the general election in 2016, and for the sake of argument let's forget about the slimy way in which she even made it that far. At 68 years old, Clinton was maybe the most qualified individual to ever run for president in U.S. history.

She had been a First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and maybe most importantly, she had been through the election process already.

To top it all off, she was running against the most explicitly divisive and controversial figure to ever run for office, a man with no political experience to speak of, a baboon-man, Donald Trump. Again, she found herself playing with a huge lead on paper and in the polls.

And yet again, she just blew it. To say that Donald Trump and his team bullied Hillary Clinton would be to put it veryyyy lightly. In the end, she lost, and it wasn't close.

Where did she go wrong this time? Basic campaign strategy. Assuming that certain states were already in-hand, and refusing to hold campaign events in them, she allowed traditionally blue states like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa to flip red. Losing Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida is another pretty easy way to lose an election.

Clinton's rhetoric throughout her campaign only served as a detriment to her aspirations.

Instead of sticking to talking points about her agenda and policies, Clinton would lower herself to the nonsensical and unimportant back and forth that Trump forced her into. When you wrestle a pig in the mud, you both get dirty, but only one of you enjoy it. To this day I honestly have no idea if she had any real policies besides banal platitudes like, "I'm With Her," "Stronger Together," and "Love Trump's Hate."

Hillary played right into Donald Trump's hands over and over again in 2016, blew an unprecedented lead to Barack Obama in 2008, and overall just seems to be the best politician at losing 'sure-thing' elections.

So, the question must be asked: Why does the Democratic Party continue to champion Hillary Clinton?

I'm sure a lot of factors go into answering a question like that: maintaining the status-quo, a desire to be the first party to put a female president into the White House (though I would argue there are much better women for the job), keeping donors interested in a centrist platform.

Whatever the reason may be, one thing is clear to me: Hillary Clinton wants to be President, and if we let her have another chance at it, once again, she will lose.

Alright... well, now that that's out of the way, we can get back to talking about Action Bronson or whatever other inconsequential stuff next week!

Thanks for stopping by.

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