Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, she’s still her own worst enemy

The former first lady and secretary of state has the profile, determination and funding to make it to the White House, but her previous presidential bid exposed character flaws which alienated supporters and ultimately derailed her 2008 campaign. As Hillary announces her new campaign for 2016, will history repeat itself?

When Hillary Rodham Clinton announced she was running for President on 20th January 2007, telling her supporters “I’m in, and I’m in to win,” many believed she already had the Democratic nomination sewn up. Her statement itself symbolised a sense of triumph and entitlement that overshadowed and eventually doomed her campaign, turning her from an agent of change into an establishment figure in the eyes of voters.

With the electorate tired from two long and bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and economic hardship setting in, there was an opportunity to vote for something new and install the first ever female President to bring change to America. It wasn’t just a vote for Hillary, it was a vote for her husband Bill who still captured the affections of millions of voters despite a troubled period in office as President of the United States. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    One part the author left out (that was probably the greatest reason of all) were the multitude of seriously dirty tricks that the Obama campaign played against the Hillary camp.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      She wouldn’t have won.
      And then we’d have had President McCain.
      Sometimes losing is better that winning.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I think she would have lost to McCain.
        I don’t think McCain would have been this bad.

    • mauser 98

      CNN Hillary cheerleading is unwatchable

  • Tom Forsythe

    In 2008, it wasn’t that Democrats didn’t like her, it is just that they liked Obama better.

    • Minicapt

      His pantsuit held a better crease.


      • Brett_McS

        Not forgetting that the mom jeans looked better on him.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Women voters preferred sleeping with Obama than with Hillery.

  • Brett_McS

    Her own worst enemy. Our worst nightmare. Whatever.

  • mauser 98

    Bill and Jeff Epstein pedo island story still bubbling

    “Brown also said both Bill and Hillary had admitted to him that they had an “open marriage.” Bill referred to the wife-swapping, saying: “We need to be happy, satisfied. Some people are satisfied in different ways!”


  • Barrington Minge

    Does America really want this waste of space as president? What has she actually achieved over that last 10 years? Try as I might, I cannot think of anything.
    Be afraid America, be very afraid!!!!

  • Xavier

    Perception is everything.
    And the media controls the perception.

    The question is, will they forsake Hillary, an almost sure thing, and risk supporting Warren, who they adore?

    One of those two women will be the next President.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    History will repeat itself, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce.