Why are we talking about 2016?
Why are we talking about 2016? Of the various news outlets I read during the day, I’ve been a little disappointed to see how many of the stories have been about Hilary Clinton, and if she’ll run. Or another story basically stated that she had to run. If she didn’t run, the Democrats would lose in 2016; there was just no question.
Why are we talking about this? Barack Obama hasn’t even been sworn in for his second term. Shouldn’t there be a little more focus on what he wants to do in the next four years?
The truth is 2016 is a long way off. Hilary Clinton, is a logical choice for right here and right now, but who knows what we will be facing in four years. After the 2008 elections it didn’t seem like the Republicans would have much success in 2010 and look how that turned out.
Some very smart people have warned us about the “permanent campaign.” How can anything get done if we’re always in campaign mode? But these warnings seem to be of no avail. We can’t seem to help ourselves, to stop ourselves, even if it means saving ourselves.