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ENSA leak controversy just one of the growing number of scandals rocking the White House from Ben -- to the IRS targeting story to the NSA.
It might all be taking -- hole on the president and leading to an early case of second term doldrums.
The hill riding today of course President Obama remains the most sought after figure but his star power could fade.
In the coming months as the chatter about his successor intensify its.
AB Stoddard and even naming names writing quote just six months into president Obama's second term the 2016 coronation for his former rival has begun.
And Vice President Biden -- of the bride's maid who for three decades -- harbored his own presidential hopes.
Has largely been abandoned by his party it's Hillary for president period.
Well the author of those words AB Stoddard associate editor and columnist of the hill joins us now along -- Juan Williams Fox News political analysts so.
Hillary is it easy at times and they'd be is it Hillary only in 2016 for the democratic power structure in Washington.
Yes that's -- basically how I finish my column that everyone is getting ready for Hillary and Hillary better be ready for the nomination fight because.
There's not much of -- bench on the democratic side at all I don't think Andrew Cuomo the governor of New York.
Is ready to win national election for the White House I don't think -- Shearson Gillibrand senator from New York.
Could win 2016 perhaps later.
And I also don't think the governor Martin O'Malley and and other known potential for 2016 governor of Maryland is -- Be able to pull that off -- look at Hillary and Biden and it's clear that the choices and made and everyone is rushing to embrace her.
I'm sure -- her run and to create the sort of campaign in waiting with this super property for Hillary.
And I think that Joseph Biden only would be able to step and it's Hillary stepped out.
And it would be hard for him to really move.
The party after hit chose Hillary over him and get enough strength to -- as an incumbent of course to.
To win the presidency and when he sixteen.
And she also has her own Twitter account newly opened one what do you think about -- reasoning.
I think that's right on the money I mean there's little doubt if you look at the poll numbers down.
Right now Hillary Clinton is the strongest potential candidate for the Democrats -- and easily right now outpaced.
Someone like a Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush according to the polls I'm not sure there's any other Democrat who could do that right now.
Now I would say this that there are some people.
Out there that are prospective candidates remember this is an early early.
Coronation for Hillary Clinton are the Democrats.
Not only is she not -- clear that she's gonna run but its potential that her bubble could be burst.
You have people -- -- as good as they like Elizabeth Warren the senator from Massachusetts.
I you know who may have disagreements with the Obama Clinton ticket because remember the assumption is here that -- President Obama is.
Tacitly supporting Hillary Clinton not Joseph Biden.
But remember also that Republicans are -- going after.
The early Clinton bubble with all their talks about her -- -- responsibility in terms of the -- -- -- scandal and now this sex scandal that took place during her tenure as secretary -- Yeah AB history can repeat itself and a few years ago it was Hillary Clinton who was going to be -- guaranteed sure fire democratic nominee and all of a sudden something happens.
Oh I understand that but the that we.
When you look around at -- I -- said the potential prospects I don't know if there's Barack Obama has been appear out of nowhere for the Democratic Party.
I don't think Elizabeth Warren could survive a primary fight against Hillary Clinton if she is in the race and as I said.
-- -- floors of this long enough and everyone gets on the bandwagon to quote unquote urged her Ron.
It's very hard for Joseph Biden pick up the pieces he's the only second choice and if Hillary is it's very anointed so early and as -- as one -- with the tacit support.
-- endorsement of President Obama -- not really good for Joseph Biden's for step in later and say OK I mean I'm gonna run.
-- -- represented the party that basically want Hillary to run more than me I don't think those other players have a chance against her in the primaries and.
But one take a look at the two family political dynasty that we had occupying the White House starting in 88 it was.
Bush Clinton bush and at the end of bush 432.
People were saying you know there was a significant number of of people who -- they all not another Clinton.
Right and right -- it now I think things have changed having clearly.
The focus -- down -- time you know president Clinton's excesses if he'd been impeached don't forget.
He's now back to being a folk hero is a very popular former president and Hillary Clinton is actually the most popular politician in America.
Although all the talk about her culpability in terms have been badly has brought her numbers down her approval numbers that's slightly -- still -- most popular politician in America.
And by far the most popular Democrat one thing about this.
All all -- a -- she hasn't said she's running.
Good for me no but she but you know if you if you talk to people who have -- with the clintons they're all getting ready and they're all laying all the ground work.
Hot get ready for Hillary this is not a bunch of a -- list.
Groupies women and their sixties or.
You know it's what you know will get -- revenge 2008.
These are all people who work for the clintons all loyalists and veterans of their campaigns.
And their strongest supporters this is a literally campaign in waiting so that she is prepared to say yes I'm not saying that she's definitely going to.
But it looks like she wants to -- people around her believed that she will.
And I'm not saying either she's a nominee John if -- -- a Republican I'm just saying I can't see a Democrat it would -- her.
Well and deserves the first line and Emily good news -- in -- -- says Democrats in Washington are starting to shift from the obamas to the clintons interesting concept.
Will lobby talking more about it I'm sure in the months ahead AB Stoddard Juan Williams thank you.
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