Leftist Donkey Mountain thinks Republican soft cop Jeb Bush will beat Democratic ice queen Hillary Clinton in 2016, mainly because Democrats are hugely overconfident and Hillary has such high negatives. The right will rally hard around Bush. The left will not rally around Clinton because she has done nothing for them.
This is certainly in the realm of possibility. However, if it’s Bush vs Clinton, there will be multiple third party and independent runs on both sides, which will greatly complicate the horse race. A presidential race now has to be all about the horse race. What would CNN do if a campaign actually covered substantive issues and their talking heads actually had to analyze issues? However CNN is safe, neither major party candidate will talk about issues. Both are beholden to and members of the plutocrat bankster class, whose interests they defend and protect to the detriment of the rest of us.
Democrat narrative for 21016 presidential campaign.
Will Hillary Clinton still be the most admired women in America six months deep into the campaign? Will wall-to- wall coverage of her robotically calculating, condescending, transparently cynical politicking still warm the hearts of Americans? It won’t, and half the country will view her just like they viewed Ann Romney: an arrogant and entitled aristocrat who thinks the little people smell.
Republican narrative for 2016.
That bullshit narrative might look something like this: Jeb Bush, A New Kind of Conservative, Nobly Fighting to Redeem His Family’s Name.
From then on, it will be Nurse Ratched Hillary (Is she too old to be president? Does she have health problems she’s not disclosing?) versus the Smart Bush, who’s wife is Hispanic and who ain’t his big brother’s kind of conservative. Come home, normal Americans, it’s safe to vote Republican again.
The bullshit outcome.
In the battle of the bullshit media narratives, Noble Son will beat Inevitable Queen Hillary, regardless of what the polls say right now. But Hillary and the Democrats will go on believing their own hype. They’ll seek out every poll result and focus group that reinforces the notion that Hillary is unstoppable, conclude she has it sown up, and then play prevent defense and lose.
Let’s hope there are significant third party and independent runs, since this will force discussion of issues, such as endless war and not enforcing rule of law against banksters – something Jeb and Hillary both support.