Thoughts for 2016

As much as I would like to see a woman in the White House, I worry about Clinton fatigue as much as the next liberal strategist/pundit. I worry about it because I have it myself. How much more dredging up of Benghazi and Monica and various Billary-gates can a presidential hopeful tolerate, not to mention her loyal base? If someone fresh and new comes along, with only a few skeletons we’ve never heard about, and who seems not completely stupid, we’re likely to vote for him.  Not many people can stand the scrutiny long enough to get elected, let alone serve in office.

So how should Hillary actually go about getting herself elected? Because it seems pretty clear she wants it. She’s wanted it for a long time. I don’t think there’s any doubt she can do it.  That isn’t the issue. The issue is how to get past the Clinton fatigue to get her elected…

Here’s my suggestion. Pick a bright female running mate. There are a lot to choose from. I suggest that an all female ticket can win. You don’t need the white male voter (see 2012). You need to revitalize the Democratic party. You need female compassion. Hillary sounds more like a man than a woman when she speaks, and women love her anyway. So have her choose a female VP who has the ability to communicate like a woman, i.e. has the ability to connect, to listen, to show her feminine side. It would be a powerful combination.

Personally I like Betsy Warren. They might have a few issues to work out between them, but then politics make strange bedfellows.  We’ve seen stranger.