As was the case in the early days of the 2008 presidential campaign, which started the day after George W. Bush’s reelection in 2004, Hillary Clinton is considered a lock for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Along came Davids Plouffe and Axelrod to snatch the 2008 nomination away from Hillary in favor of an unknown and untouchable freshman U.S. Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.
Presidential campaigns are big business. If James Carville and Company cruise Clinton to the nomination without a fight, Plouffe and Axelrod stand to lose out on millions in consulting fees as well as their seats at the pinnacle of power.
For most of her adult life, President John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline, kept a low profile and went by her married name, Schlossberg.
After Clinton was named President Obama’s Secretary of State, Kennedy Schlossberg briefly entertained the idea of running for the New York U.S. Senate seat vacated by the appointment.
Now that she is Obama’s Ambassador to Japan, Caroline is officially a Kennedy.
A Caroline Kennedy for President campaign is a long shot. But not as long as shot as Barack Obama’s candidacy was in 2005.
You have to wonder why she would start using her maiden name after 27 years, if she wasn’t running for something.
Posted: December 15th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential politics, Caroline Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg | 7 Comments »