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Clinton Campaign Is “Shovel Ready”

By Wyatt Earp | July 30, 2009

HillaryWell, well, well, look who’s back. And it only took her six months. Frankly, I’m surprised she held her tongue this long.

According to this story, Hillary Clinton’s political team is ready to go, and that means bad news for Barack Obama. With the “O” Face’s popularity dropping faster than Helen Thomas’ breasts, President Obama could be very vulnerable to a Republican attack.

Or one from his own Cabinet.

Hillary Clinton says running for office isn’t on her “radar,” but she still has an eight-person political team and sports two overflowing campaign war chests.

Her team transformed the former Democratic White House contender’s massive campaign debts into a $3 million mountain of political cash, according to federal fund-raising records through the end of June.

And Barack Obama helped her recoup some of those losses. He may regret that decision as soon as he reads this story.

Clinton’s failed presidential bid is now $1 million in the black, and her old Senate campaign committee has $2.1 million in the bank, much of it transferred in from the presidential account.

The former First Lady paid eight staffers nearly $100,000 in the second quarter of the year to tend to the remains of her political empire. (H/TThe New York Daily News)

Now, make no mistake. I don’t like Hillary Clinton. I think she would be terrible for America. However, at this point, she almost seems like Teddy Roosevelt compared to “The One.” After Cap and Trade, ObamaCare, and whatever else Obama has up his sleeve, I just want a president who can balance the country’s checkbook.

I would prefer someone with business experience (like Mitt Romney), but Hillary may do in a pinch. Either way, Obama is about to have a few sleepless nights.

Topics: Politics | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “Clinton Campaign Is “Shovel Ready””

  1. Jason Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    We shall see. It is very rare to run against an incumbent President in the primary, because those that do usually risk the wrath of the party’s faithful. I doubt she’ll get far.

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Hmmm I am wondering if we might not have something akin to a Kennedy/LBJ rivalry here, and quite a few theories point to how LBJ ‘might have’ handeled it. She would still have to wait until 2012 though unless the whole chain of command down to the Sec. of State could suddenly be neutralized before they made it to their unknown locations. Quite a few rich private interests with new axes to grind might even volunteer a hand, who knows. Nahhhhh.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Jon – Either way, if it means a battle between Dems, I’m getting the popcorn!

  4. Randal Graves Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Barry or Hildabeast vs. the hockey mom.

  5. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Randal – I think Romney has a much better shot, but it’s early.

  6. Randal Graves Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I’d vote for Romney.

  7. TexasFred Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    During the primaries, I supported H. Clinton over Obama, same as you, not because I like her but because I hate Obama and think him a disaster in action…

  8. Jason Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I am pleased that Comrade Urkel is what he is: a community organizer with a questionable intellect. I LOVE it when he speaks “off prompter” because the true zero comes out.

    A primary fight betwixt Chairman Mao Tse Hillary (or the threat of one) is just the bargaining chip CMTH needs to keep Urkel in check.

    Popcorn indeed. And I cannot wait for the Hillary loyalists to start with the “see, we told you so” rhetoric. The Urkel brigade will say “American just isn’t ready…”


  9. MeToo Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I love it when the Dems have “voters remorse” but I love it even more when they eat their own as we are witnessing with the healthcare debacle. I am no fan of Hellory but she is smart and won’t make the same mistakes as “the one”. Obama should have read Julius Caesar “et tu brute”? Oh, yeah!

  10. AJ Lynch Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “Shovel ready” haha. Did you coin that Wyatt? Kudos if you did.

  11. AJ Lynch Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Randal- would you really vote for Romney? I am surprised to hear you say that.

  12. deadcenter Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I’d look at what Romney-Care did for Massachusetts before getting too excited over Mitt.

  13. Jon Brooks Says:
    July 31st, 2009 at 7:34 am

    I’m thinking of running for Prez in 2012. Let me test my first campaign slogan out on you guys and gals.

    Climbs podium and flings the teleprompter to the side:

    “In these difficult times and as Roosevelt promised you a ‘chicken in every pot’ in similar times, I can do better. I promise you a chicken and some pot!!”

  14. Randal Graves Says:
    July 31st, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Sure, I’d vote for him. IIRC, I liked much of his platform from 2008. Actions speak louder than words though which may not be a good thing right now; we’ll see.

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 31st, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Randal – As would I.

    Texas – I thought Clinton would be less worse than Obama. Not that it matters now.

    Jason – Remember how hard the PUMAs hit Obama before? Now they have more ammo.

    MeToo – And I think that Hillary was offended that she was made SecState. Put her out of the limelight.

    AJ – No, just using Obama’s stimulus words against him.

    Deadcenter – It was a disaster. I know that. As long as he doesn’t try to follow suit nationally, I’m good.

    Jon – You’ll wrap up the California vote.

    Randal – I wanted him before McCain, and if the economy is still questionable in 2011, I ant someone with a business background.