2012 is still two years away—a veritable lifetime in American, or any other, politics. But that shouldn’t stop us from talking, or even fantasizing, about the next presidential election. After all, what else is there to lick our lips over these days—Linda McMahon? Michaele Salahi? Mad Men?In a perfect world this could certainly work, surely it'd satisfy rabid Clinton fans/Barry haters for the time being (or at the very least until, God forbid, Billary gets a chance to spike Barry's grape juice) and more importantly, the Repubs would have a hard time facing the likes of an Obama/Clinton ticket no matter who Mitch Romney selects as his running mate. But I put the likelihood of it happening on a scale of nil to none. For starters, no way would Barry's ego allow him to make such a huge concession and push aside his clown of a VP for the likes of Billary. Plus, Barry and his narcissistic ass would never let anyone as large as Billary share the spotlight (nevermind the fact that Billary are just not to be trusted by anyone with a brain). Secondly, let's say Barry's radically-Leftist policies continue to wreck havoc on the country to the point that his approval numbers venture into the 30's (or even lower), wouldn't the goalposts have to the shift to the point that we'd have to begin making room for calls for Billary to run again for Prez instead of settling for VP? Sure they would. Lastly, either way, I don't think Billary has it in her to be Barry's sidekick or run for President again. Sure a part of her will always want another shot at Prez, but on the surface Billary seems to have settled in nicely with the Secretary of State role--I think she gets a kick out of feeling like a VIP while getting in the ass of brutal foreign dictators, more importantly her travels as SoS keep her away from that loathsome dick of a philandering husband. Obama/Clinton 2012? Fat chance.
Given the political imponderables—and there are many, many of those—there are three things one might say for near-certain about 2012:
1. Barack Obama will run again.
2. Joe Biden will not be the ideal running mate for Obama.
3. Hillary Clinton, cocooned at State, will be her party’s least sullied heavy hitter; and the way the Democrats deploy her could make or break the party.
The vice president’s job is Hillary’s for the asking—and, if the Republicans aren’t careful, the taking.