Jeebus -- they really are terrified of having to field a candidate against her aren't they?:
WASHINGTON — Stuart Stevens, the top strategist for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, declared to an audience of reporters at a breakfast last month that electing Hillary Rodham Clintonwould be like going back in time. “She’s been around since the ’70s,” he said.
At a conservative conference earlier in the year, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, ridiculed the 2016 Democratic field as “a rerun of ‘The Golden Girls,’ ” referring to Mrs. Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is 70.
And Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, seizing on the Fleetwood Mac song that became a Clinton family anthem, quipped to an audience in Washington, “If you want to keep thinking about tomorrow, maybe it’s time to put somebody new in.”
The 2016 election may be far off, but one theme is becoming clear: Republican strategists and presidential hopefuls, in ways subtle and overt, are eager to focus a spotlight on Mrs. Clinton’s age. The former secretary of state will be 69 by the next presidential election, a generation removed from most of the possible Republican candidates.http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/us/politics/republicans-paint-clinton-as-old-news-for-2016-presidential-election.html?_r=0
Yeah - and John McCain was 72 years old when you clowns picked him to run in 2008 - so what's your fucking point?
The Gadfly will state for the record -- he does have a measured level of respect and admiration (key word = measured) for Mrs. Clinton. There is no arguing that her record of public service rivals any male candidate, Democrat or Republican, that has ever run for the Presidency. And - she has been put through a whole lot of nasty shit in the political arena over the years - the kind of shit that has broken and destroyed many a male politician. That being said though, November of 2016 is a long damn way off, and anyone who is analyzing candidates and making predictions on who is going to run at this point in time are, quite frankly, engaging in quite the monumental act of farcical wankery.
Nonetheless -- The Gadfly is mirthfully amused at how the GOP is openly telegraphing to the world their scrotum-sac shriveling fear of having to face Hillary Clinton in a general election for the Presidency, even though she herself has made not one single statement intimating her intentions either for or against the possibility of running.
To The Gadfly, it is just additional evidence, added to the mountainous pile of evidence that already exists, that the Republican party these days, thanks in much part to the cowardly lion Teatards, is nothing more than an arrogant mob of chest pounding loudmouths who could easily be mistaken for a quivering horde of frightful political pussies.
The Gadfly himself would prefer to see a younger, more progressive Democrat or Independent run in 2016, but since the GOP is already pissing and shitting in their collective panties at the thought of Hillary running, The Gadfly could potentially see himself getting behind a President Hillary campaign, if only for the entertainment factor of watching the Teabaggers and the GOP do their Chicken Little/The Sky is Falling comedy pratfall routine over the next 3 years.