Thing is, unless Republicans manage to change the Constitution pretty dramatically in the next two years, the presidency is not actually determined by online petition. (If it was, we could probably get Elizabeth Warren elected right now.) And—also relevant—to win the presidency, you need to convince people to vote for your candidate, not just against the other one. Or her husband, as the case may be.
If, come November 2016, the Republican Party wants to encourage its voters to stay busy signing petitions rather than turning out voters to actually, you know, vote, that would be great. I am all for that. But no, this is just list-building for the RNC. And that's where we circle back around to it being pathetic. Because if you're the kind of person who signs a petition to "Keep the Clintons out of the White House," chances are you're already on every single Republican list in existence.