Turns out that the inevitability train hasn’t actually left the station yet: “The main super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton is struggling in its early efforts to line up cash towards a fundraising goal of as much as $500 million, according to sources with knowledge of its fundraising.” The PAC in question is Priorities USA, and it’s apparently still trying to figure out what it name actually means; the Politico article notes that there’s a lot of disputation going on over strategy and goals. There’s probably also a good deal of internal speculation on whether David Brock’s abrupt resignation from the group yesterday was due to… well, it would be impolite for me to suggest that it was paranoia, so I shan’t.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: Hillary Clinton will eventually raise enough money to allow her to run for President. The donors dragging their heels now will eventually pony up for her, if she becomes the nominee. And the Left will dutifully declare that they are, indeed, ready for Hillary. But they’re not very happy about it, are they? In fact, they sound a lot like we did in 2008 and 2012: all rah-rah in public (albeit without too much affect) and kind of resigned about it all in private*. Like… MoveOn (and savor THAT irony for a moment), they’re actually kind of ready for somebody else. Except that there’s nobody else.
No. Bod. Dee. And that includes that one-term liberal academic Senator from Massachusetts who apparently would need several applications from electric prod before she’d get into this race. All of those descriptors are why she’d lose, of course – but it’s that last one that means the difference between ‘losing’ and ‘losing badly.’ You gotta want the job. You don’t want the job, you won’t get the job.
…Come to think of it: does Hillary Clinton really want the job? Everybody tells me that she does, but I’m not convinced that Clinton has the necessary fire in her belly for it, either. Guess we’ll see!
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Hey, if Hillary Clinton drops out will Jon Stewart come back? …Oh, wait, is the news still too raw? It is? …Hey, if Hillary Clinton drops out will Jon Stewart come back?
*I’d make a comparison between Hillary Clinton in 2015 and Mitt Romney in 2011, except that I personally like Mitt Romney and have no desire to insult him with that kind of comparison.