While a Hillary Clinton presidency isn’t an absolute certainty, barring any unforeseen catastrophe between now and 2016, if she runs she’s most likely going to win – and win easily. Sure, Republicans will have you believe that the situation in Russia is a reflection on her mishandling of relations between the two nations (which is complete nonsense) or that she was involved in some elaborate conspiracy to cover up the “truth” behind what really happened in Benghazi.
The thing about Benghazi is, only those who wouldn’t have voted for her anyway believe in the conservative propaganda driving these asinine conspiracy theories (which have been routinely debunked time and time again).
But if you really want to see just how doomed the Republican party is for 2016, look no further than a recent poll that showed Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee tied for the lead when people were asked who they wanted to be the Republican candidate in 2016.
If those two are some of your “leading candidates,” you’re in a heck of trouble.
When a collaboration of polls was used to determine who the favorites are right now, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who’s currently facing several ethics issues over the “bridge scandal” (and several other things) in his state, and Jeb Bush were the overall leaders.
Yes, George W. Bush’s brother Jeb is the second highest candidate rated on this list. Just let that sink in for a moment. Could you imagine Clinton vs. Bush in 2016? She would crush him.
Now, do these polls mean much of anything? Yes and no. In the grand scheme of everything they don’t hold much weight because it’s still a long way off between now and the next presidential election. But what they say to me is that after all these years of trying to do everything possible to sabotage Obama’s presidency, all this time to pick the perfect candidate and get him or her ready for 2016 (they had to have known around 2010-2011 that they weren’t winning in 2012) the five best candidates they have going right now are Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee and Paul Ryan.
And if you’re a Republican voter, that should depress the hell out of you.