Keep an eye on Kennedy

Caroline KennedyAs 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: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Keep an eye on Kennedy”

  1. Don't blame Me I Voted For Lonegan 2009 said at 9:42 pm on December 15th, 2013:

    This is all silly nonsense. Kennedy, or any other Dumbocrat, won’t stand a chance if the GOP does the right thing and nominates Ted Cruz or Sarah Palin for President.

  2. Patrick Short said at 10:19 pm on December 15th, 2013:

    Not a chance.

  3. Republican in name and actions said at 9:46 am on December 16th, 2013:

    Ok keep dreaming. Those two all but guarantee a democrat in the White House.

    You live in the land of unicorns and leprocons if you think either one of them can win.

    If one of them wins the GOP nomination they will loose the election by double digits.

    I can really see Cruz going into an inner cities to get votes, or Palin rallying moderate Dems like Ronald Regan did….(sarasm buttion on)

    Just because you say its the right thing does not make it so.

    Please tea party concentrate on winning Senate and congressional elections where you can rally your base.

    This is the correct strategy. Take control of the legislature. Your candidates can not garner support of the independents and moderate Dems needed to win a national election.

    Conservatives win when we control the legislative branch (both Houses) and elect a presidential candidate that can actually win the White House. If this happens the Legisative branch can go back to making laws and controling the purse stings just as the constitution states.

    This can happen with Mid term wins and by nominating a candidate that can win the White House(I admit I do not know who that can be at this early date )

    Win Mid Terms first, it is there for the taking.

    Palin, really are you kidding me……

    Forget it with this fractured party we are doomed for 8 more years of this and then it will be too late.

  4. Bob English said at 10:16 am on December 16th, 2013:

    Cruz and Palin have zero shot of being elected POTUS. Would be close to if not a 50 state sweep by the D (especially versus Palin.) Outside of the TP base, neither is very popular among Republicans right now (with very high negatives.)

    Politics aside, when we elect the President we are also electing the Commander In Chief. Questions people ask themselves, is “can I trust this person when it comes to when and where to commit our military and do I want them to have their finger on the nuclear button?)

  5. Bob English said at 10:20 am on December 16th, 2013:

    woops….should have read……nuclear button?”

  6. Harold Kane said at 2:42 pm on December 16th, 2013:

    Nobody in Iowa ever heard of somebody named Schlossberg.

  7. Enough said at 9:50 pm on December 16th, 2013:

    already,with Kennedys, any Kennedy.. don’t even go there.. Much as I can’t stand Hillary, this is not an answer.. we must begin to reverse this devastation of America with the congressionals next year, or whomever gets to run in ’16 won’t matter!

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