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  •  Hillary's biggest enemy in the Dem primary (6+ / 0-)

    will be her own supporters. Many of her most hardcore supporters are still harboring a grudge from 2008, and they will be even more vocal in 2016 if it looks like somebody is coming to "steal" the nomination from Hillary. I don't think its so much Hillary thinks she is entitled (I thinks she thinks she is the be qualified and most deserving, which isn't necessarily the same as entitled) but many of her supporters do feel like the office is owed to Hillary for some reason.

    •  This is true, and I'll happily admit that it's (0+ / 0-)

      remarkably repellant behaviour to witness. But is there anything Hillary or her official campaign apparatus can do to prevent it o head it off?

      "Violence never requires translation, but it often causes deafness." - Bareesh the Hutt.

      by Australian2 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:17:56 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think so (3+ / 0-)
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      JohnB47, nadd2, gffish

      For one thing, there were very few really hardcore supporters who actually held a grudge. Most have disappeared into the ether or become what they always were, Republicans.
      A few nutbags screaming about "it's her turn" will be around, but let's face it, Hillary has a lot of mainstream support that will more than drown out the nutbags (and I'm speaking as a strong Hillary supporter from 2008). Like Hillary, the vast majority of her supporters have moved beyond the 2008 election.
      It will be her turn only if she wins the primary. I'd like to wait and see who else is going to run before I make up my mind.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 06:34:41 AM PDT

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      •  And only if she decides to run (3+ / 0-)
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        Which is not a given.

        After a couple of years of relaxing, possibly grooming Chelsea to go into politics, and/or just doing whatever the hell she wants, I would not blame her in the least if she decided the Democratic Party could just find somebody else this time.

        She's never had a real chance to do any of that.

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