Well, fear is an interesting state of mind. To the Republican party -- or what's left of it -- the smell of fear is already causing shudders. The 2016 presidential race has begun, even if the GOP doesn't have it's nominee. There isn't a Republican party hopeful or organization executive who isn't girding for the opposition: a Hillary Clinton run. And lick their chops as they may, they're scared.
Rumors and innuendo have always been a GOP mainstay, and to show fairness, I'll say that the Democrats are no stranger to the same tactics.
Until there's a real front runner on the GOP side, the Republican'ts are going to try to stop the masses from getting comfortable with the Democratic favorite, Ms. C.
The attacks have begun, but unlike on the opposite side of the aisle, she's already been tested. If they had something on her, they would have used it already. But the GOP hopefuls are "new" old blood. They're going to face off between one another and it's not going to be pretty. It's already begun with Christie and Ru Paul, er, Rush Paul, I mean Rand Paul. And then you've got Senator Ted Cruz who's citizenship is already being called into question, being Canadian born. Oh, and how about those two Floridians, Marco Rubio who can't decide if women should be given the right to decide about their own bodies and everybody's "favorite" Bush brother, Jeb? His contradictory stance on immigration and his bloodline surely put a huge target on his back.
Will there be an outside run by Bobby Jindal? Not likely after calling his party "Stupid." What about Mike Lee? Hmm. He'd have a better chance if he changed his first name to Bruce -- no, that wouldn't work, either. People might stereotype him as "gay," or worse, Asian.
The Refusenik party is left with only one thing to do. They must become the "Anybody But Hillary" Party. As so begins the long slog toward the 2016 presidential election.
Let's see, what do the clever adversaries to a Clinton coronation have to work with. Here's a few the ABH'ers are floating:
1. Hillary's a woman and we know they can can be very moody and unstable a few days every month.
2. She's in bed with Anthony Weiner and that tells us about her character.
3. Benghazi. Yes, she actually planned and coordinated the attack.
4. Her husband will really be running the country and we can't have a third Bill Clinton term.
5. She's a minority sympathizer and will put even more "unqualified" judges and appointees into office.
I guess when you have nothing to work with on your own side, nothing to stand for, you try to run down the opposition. They've tried that before in running McCain and Romney. That didn't turn out too well for them. So look for future attacks to come on things like Hillary's still dating women while Bill's nailing interns; or Hillary is a socialist who destroyed our foreign policy, weakening us because everyone knows Arab countries won't deal with a woman; and how long will it be before they roll out Hillary's "Black" baby?
I think Democrats overall will be happy with Hillary C. I'm not sure how the fractured GOP will be with their candidate. Only time will tell, but if the Refusican Party keeps going the way they are, this could be quite a fun campaign.