Are those Hillary’s footsteps that O is hearing ?

Last week in the Homa Files we opined that President Obama made a critical mistake when he heeded Michelle’s advice and passed on Hillary as his VP

My argument: Obama has no operating people in his posse of lawyers, academics and political hacks – Hillary would have made an effective COO.

For the record, the Homa Files was on record before a flurry of Hillary chatter.

A day after our post, Sally Quinn wrote in the Wash Post that Hillary and Joe Biden should switch jobs. 

Her logic: it would position Hillary for 2016.

But there’s more …

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Buried in a weekend WSJ opinion piece on how snakebit the President appears, Peggy Noonan snuck in a showstopper:

“ … among Democrats — and others — when the talk turns to the presidency it turns more and more to Hillary Clinton.

“We may have made a mistake. She would have been better.”

Sooner or later the secretary of state is going to come under fairly consistent pressure to begin to consider 2012.“

WSJ, A Snakebit President, Noonan, June18, 2010
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704289504575313181930072638.html

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A couple of factoids:

Shortly after the 2008 election, a plugged-in politico told me that Hillary was looking towards 2012 by “keeping the core of her campaign group, expecting Obama’s presidency to implode.”

Hmmm.

Then last fall, Gallup published the results of a survey that revealed Hillary to have favorable ratings than Obama … and that was before the healthcare fiasco, the Sestak meddling, the dissing of Israel, the BP oil spill, etc.  Gotta think her gap is even greater now.

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Source: Gallup, Hillary Clinton Now More Popular Than Barack Obama October 15, 2009
http://www.gallup.com/poll/123665/Hillary-Clinton-More-Popular-Barack-Obama.aspx

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These days, Bill is running around trying to save Dem congressional candidates who are trying to distance themselves from Obama.

Think Obama — with his approval rating down to 41% and even mainstream media questioning his competence — is looking over his shoulder ?

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