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Hillary Clinton 2016?

It’s been Pinned. It’s been Facebooked. Twitters have tweeted.

This week, the most talked about presidential candidate isn’t even a presidential candidate… at least not in 2012. She may be in 2016.

clinton for president tshirtThe meme of Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 has surged online. Over at our Presidential campaign t-shirt shop, Hillary Clinton for President tshirts have by far outsold Barack Obama shirts this week. The most popular proclaims, I supported Hillary Clinton before it was cool to support Hillary Clinton.

What’s going on with this idea? Where did it come from?

Is the growing popularity of Hillary 2016 due to a quality that Clinton has herself, or is it due more to fatigue with the Obama vs. Romney contest we’re currently supposed to be focused on?

Would you support Hillary Clinton for President in 2016? Why or why not?

4 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton 2016?”

  1. Tom says:

    Meet the new boss – same as the old boss.

    Nothing is going to change for the better for the majority of Americans after the next election – it’s only going to get continually worse until the entire financial, social and environmental sectors collapse. The signs are clear, we’re doing NOTHING to change anything from this intersection of factors (worldwide) – especially on the environmental front (the only one that REALLY impacts all life on the planet), so it isn’t a matter of “if” but “when.” There is no leadership that isn’t self-serving at this point. Corporations are out to rule the world (with no heart, no soul, and damn little concern for anything other than profit at all costs), each country is out for its own gain, each person is in it for themselves and their little “in” group – humanity is on its way out because we blew it big time.

  2. Tom says:

    Please read, when you have a minute:

    “1948 was a high point of American realism. In that year, the famously realistic presidential advisor George F. Kennan pointed out that the American Empire had 50% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population, and that the country needed to devise a foreign policy that would forgo altruism. He said the United States of America should construct a network of alliances and understandings with the elites of lesser nations that would keep them elite while allowing America to maintain its percentage of the world’s wealth. Such alliances and understandings—the levers of empire—were necessary to counter the “envy and resentment” that our wealth would inspire in the poor people in the rest of the world.

    Kennan suggested that we forego being a beacon of liberty and democracy and concentrate on using our military and economic might to keep ourselves rich.

    Kennan’s ideas encouraged those in our government who saw popular governments in Iran, Guatemala, and Vietnam as threats to America and the corporations and open colonial markets it protected.

    Kennan’s most powerful idea was the physical, political, and economic containment of the Soviet Union, and after 1950, China. He foresaw that communism wouldn’t survive its collision with human nature—that over generations, revolutionary fervor would fade, and those systems would fail due to the greed, laziness, corruption, and general incompetence of the people who ran them.

    You can argue that Kennan’s brutal assessment of the Soviet system and its future prevented nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s. You can argue that any amount of realpolitik was worth that non-outcome, even if the policy of containment did give rise to the Shah of Iran, Henry Kissinger, Vietnam, the Cambodian genocide, various coups and proxy wars in Africa and Latin America, and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    Kennan lived until 2005, a few years short of witnessing the failure of capitalism due to the greed, laziness, corruption, and general incompetence of the people who ran it.”

  3. F.G. Fitzer says:

    This strange comment comes from PolicyMic: “Other Democratic leaders who have voiced their support for Hillary Clinton to run include Bill Clinton and Donald Trump.”

    Donald Trump is a Democratic leader now?

  4. George W Obama says:

    Hillary would be exactly like all the rest. She is just another sock puppet.

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