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Heaven forbid, should she run for president, after her covered up involvement of the Benghazi attacks. We aren’t ready for a woman president. But word has it that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will need to raise $100 million in the next 20 months if she wants to clear the field of potential Democratic rivals in a 2016 White House bid.
That huge number would essentially tell all serious challengers that a run in 2016 wasn’t worth their time, one Democratic strategist was quoted as saying. She doesn’t have to raise that amount of money herself, as it could be left up to a Super PAC, if one could raise between $75 and $100 million in the next 2 years. This would be a strong indication that there is support for her as a presidential candidate.
In the last 3 weeks, she has sparred on national television with Democrats over Republican policies toward women, been called a “lying mouthpiece” by a liberal blog, and chided former House speaker Nancy Pelosi. In the world of conservative politics, Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers has arrived.
One of the newest faces on the political scene is South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Haley was born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina on January 20, 1972. Her parents, Dr. Ajit and Raj Randhawa, are Sikh immigrants from Amritsar, Punjab, India. She has two brothers, Mitti and Charan, and a sister, Simran. She is a graduate of Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, and later of Clemson University with a B.S. in accounting, joined the FCR Corporation (a waste management and recycling company, before joining her mother’s business, Exotica International, an upscale clothing firm, in 1994. The family business grew to a multi-million dollar company.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, today, is the most popular politician even though her own party rejected her 3 years ago. As 2/3 of Americans hold a favorable view of her, 1/3 are suffering a form of buyer’s remorse, saying the U.S. would be better off now if she had become president in 2008 instead of Barack Obama. A similar question was asked in 2010, in a Bloomberg poll, and only 1/4 of the people had such views.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday was scheduled to give a speech at the United Steelworkers Convention in Las Vegas on Monday, but it turned out to be more of a stump speech for President Obama.
“We have to consider the successes we had in the first four years when (the Democrats) had the (House) majority, especially when President Barack Obama became President of the United States and what a great President he is,” said the former Speaker of the House.
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