US Audio Analysis: Hillary Runs For President


I spoke with BBC Radio 5 on Sunday morning about Hillary Clinton’s formal announcement later today that she will run for the Presidency in 2016.

The conversation includes Clinton’s prospects; the likelihood of the campaign being one of personalized attacks rather than of debate over issues; the effects of a “shock talk media”; the possible role of Bill Clinton; and the possibilities of an effective Republican challenge.

Listen to discussion from 19:18

There’s not that much difference between the two parties over key issues such as the economy. What you get is more of an America which is polarized in terms of style and in terms of shouting. Issues like health care, like gun control become issues where each side accuses the other of being too right-wing or too left-wing.

That means Clinton faces an interesting challenge. I think she’s a pragmatic, very skilled, extremely smart woman. But expect this election to be not as much about the issues which she will be fighting for, as much as personal attacks upon her as being this so-called dangerous “liberal” and the wife of a man named Bill Clinton.

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    • Hillary is a dangerous Psycho HoseBeest consumed by an overwhelming penis envy, who, since launching her career in bowing to AIPAC/Netanyahudniks, has been itching to get her prosthetic dong on the buzzer to start ‘obliterating’ Iran, Russia, Syria, China, Venezuela or just all of them at once.

      On the domestic front she will, as Obomber faithfully did, carry on the Neocon traditions of enriching the 1% while robbing the penniless, offshoring jobs, ignoring the warcrimes of predecessors and generally ushering in martial law on the QT.

      In short, she’s the only thing which can make Bush Mk3 a relatively appealing prospect, even though he represents an identical programme. Jeb’s slight sanity should suffice to put him over the line.

  1. Hillary has to be considered the Presidential front runner at this point. The only person I can see legitimately posing a challenge for her is Jeb Bush. I’ve always been a big fan of Hillary. I think she would make an excellent President. She’s tougher than Obama and she’s certainly smart enough to be POTUS.

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