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ABC NEWS: Hillary Clinton for president?
“So far she hasn’t said she would, but I think it’s not a bad idea,” former Vice President Dick Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl in an interview on Wednesday to promote his new book “In My Time.”
Cheney declined to say whether he thought the current Secretary of State would have been a better president than Barack Obama, but called her a “pretty formidable individual.”
“I think she’s probably the most competent person they’ve got in their– in their cabinet. And– frankly, I thought she was gonna win the nomination last time around,” Cheney said. “Maybe if– the Obama record is bad enough– and these days it’s not very good, given the shape of the economy maybe there will be enough ferment– in the Democratic Party so that there will be a primary on their side.”
Wonder what Bill thinks of Hillary’s new look. Here she is in Bali. Notice how we almost never see her anywhere near Obama. She might literally have gone crazy since loosing to Obama. Bill must be on to other things at this point.
After listening to this, it’s tough to see how it’s possible to trust Donald Trump. It’s certainly understandable to be disappointed in Bush. Spending went through the roof. We got into one war of questionable merit (Iraq).
But the “worst President in history”?
Worse than Jimmy Carter?
Worse than James Buchanan?
Worse than Richard Nixon?
Compared to Obama, W’s starting to look like George Washington.
How can we take anything Trump says seriously when he makes a statement like that?
And what are Donald’s policy positions? We really have no idea, except that he wants a trade war with China.
“Bimbo Eruptions” will also likely be a problem. Not that he’s ever claimed to be running for sainthood. Still, it will be interesting to see what comes bouncing out of the closet, Tiger Woods-style.
And let’s not forget the $50,000 he gave to Rahm Emanuel for his Chicago Mayor race. Trump just built a Trump Tower in Chicago.
His big issue on that is he doesn’t want the Chicago Spire to be built and wreck the view of the lake for residents of the Trump Tower.
So Trump will do whatever Trump thinks is best for Trump.
He’s a great marketer. This run President is probably just a marketing gimmick to help further build the Trump brand.
He did endorse John McCain over Obama in 2008. So we at least know he’s a Republican of some kind.
I do like Trump’s questions about Obama’s birth and background. Can’t wait to see what his team of investigators in Hawaii turn up on Obama’s origins. Should be fun. Keep that up Donald.
But I’m not seeing much else that I like about Trump for POTUS.
Here Trump says he’s always said Carter ‘worst President in history.’ Now Trump says Obama is ‘worst President in history.’
Trump’s good for entertainment. That’s about it.
JON PODHORETZ-NY POST: When Samantha Power said Mrs. Clinton was a monster, Power was working on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and resigned almost immediately. Now Power is on the National Security Council, and chances are good she doesn’t think Hillary is a monster any longer.
The Tuesday-evening meeting at the White House at which the president decided to move on Libya was “extremely contentious,” according to a report in Josh Rogin’s excellent blog, The Cable.
Power and a few others took the position that the United States couldn’t stay on the sidelines as Moammar Khadafy murdered his own people and snuffed out the people-power revolt in the Middle East in its infancy.
In speaking this way, Power was, in effect, speaking for Clinton.
Three years after the “monster” remark, Hillary Clinton and Samantha Power find themselves on the same side in a profound debate over American interests and American values as they serve an opaque president whose foreign policy has now achieved a new level of incomprehensibility.
THE DAILY: Fed up with a president “who can’t make his mind up” as Libyan rebels are on the brink of defeat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is looking to the exits.
At the tail end of her mission to bolster the Libyan opposition, which has suffered days of losses to Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, Clinton announced that she’s done with Obama after 2012 — even if he wins again.
“Obviously, she’s not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday, who can’t make his mind up,” a Clinton insider told The Daily. “She’s exhausted, tired.”
He went on, “If you take a look at what’s on her plate as compared with what’s on the plates of previous Secretary of States — there’s more going on now at this particular moment, and it’s like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.”
FOX NEWS: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Sky News Wednesday that a no-fly zone over Libya cannot be a U.S.-led effort, and would need the backing of the international community.
“I think it’s very important that this not be a U.S.-led effort, because this comes from the people of Libya themselves,” she told Sky News.
“This doesn’t come from the outside. This doesn’t come from some Western power or some Gulf country saying this is what you should do, this is how you should live.”
If Bill really loved her, he would have said: “Stop! Don’t Do It!”
They look like they’re having the time of their lives together. One laugh after another. It’s fun to the the dictator.
AFP: Despite a simmering diplomatic row, President Hugo Chavez and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were seen having a brief, friendly chat Saturday at the inauguration of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff.
“They talked and smiled, at least for five minutes. It looked like a social conversation, both were smiling,” a Brazilian official who witnessed the encounter told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The encounter came only three days after the United States revoked the visa of Venezuela’s ambassador in Washington, in reprisal for Chavez’s rejection of the US president’s appointed ambassador to Caracas.
But Chavez and Clinton were all smiles as they mingled with the presidents of Chile and Colombia and the prime minister of Portugal while waiting to meet Rousseff.
At one point, Chavez extended his hand to Clinton, who shook it, smiling. They chatted for a fewminutes before moving on to formally greeting Rousseff.