January 17, 2015

JUST ONE MORE REASON SHE WON'T RUN:

Jeb could ruin Hillary's political run (CARL HIAASEN, 1/16/15, MIAMIHERALD.COM)

If you're Hillary, things were looking super solid for 2016 until Jeb started making moves like he was going to run. Now what do you do?

You had counted on locking up the huge Hispanic vote, yet here's a Republican who speaks fluent Spanish and openly favors a more compassionate immigration policy than his party espouses. This will be a problem.

If Jeb were more like Romney, you could depend on him to flip-flop and retreat to an extreme position that would drive away Latino voters in droves. So far, though, Jeb hasn't backed down.

While Sen. Marco Rubio and other possible GOP candidates are still whining about same-sex marriages, Jeb has wisely thrown in the towel and says it's time to respect all sides of the debate, wishing the best for the couples now marrying.

If you're Hillary, you want to pull your hair out. You never planned on running against a Republican who respected gays and lesbians. It's not fair!

If Jeb sustains this tolerant tone, Hillary will be forced to devise a new attack strategy. [...]

On education, Jeb supports the Common Core curriculum in defiance of the GOP's right wing, eliminating another potential weapon from Hillary's debate arsenal.

If you are her, you're left hoping with all your soul that Romney muddies the center of the Republican Party, and saps prime attention and heavy money away from Jeb.

Why go through the whole process when you can't win the general.
Posted by at January 17, 2015 7:21 PM
  

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