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Back to our top story Dan -- -- is the depth and T editorial page director of the Wall Street Journal.
He's with us to talk about well the inevitability of Hillary Clinton as -- 2016 democratic presidential candidate.
Somebody named Joseph Biden says hey maybe not so fast time.
Well -- Lisa's friends are saying maybe not so fast and you know I think it's a legitimate idea John the fact that the vice president can't compete with Hillary Clinton.
Make no mistake she's the odds on favorite another historic presidency potentially first woman -- of White House.
Nonetheless the vice president has a lot of standing inside the Democratic Party secondly.
If he or anyone is going to run against Hillary they have to start raising money now.
Because she's out there basically giving speeches and in effect neutralizing the opposition.
Which mainly means there.
-- neutralizing the donor base she's the one who's got all the donors now coming her way.
You've got to raise about a billion dollars to run for the presidency now John and -- Joseph Biden is going to do that he has to get out there and start tapping some of those donors himself but Hillary was the inevitable candidate last time around and we know what happened.
She was going to win and then some old fellow came out of left field literally named Barack Obama.
Now there's a story inside that John.
The democratic left of the party has never really trusted bill or Hillary Clinton the idea that they triangular -- -- friends on Wall Street.
They think they're too centrist.
And I don't their candidate was Barack Obama and that he helped him defeat.
Hillary back in 2008.
And I don't think that distrust of the clintons has gone away.
Whether it would transfer to Joseph Biden is an open question.
But party professionals outlook -- she's been flying around the world you know million miles talking to heads of state.
Joseph Biden has spent the last four years.
Traveling ceaselessly talking to parties for officials and professionals at the state and local level he has.
An enormous amount of goodwill out there in the country in that.
Practicing Democratic Party.
There was that photo op a couple of weeks ago when Hillary Clinton the former secretary of state went to visit -- old boss at the White House and they had lunch I think in the Rose Garden.
But you know President Obama is as sort of bragged about the fact that he and Joseph Biden have lunch together all the time.
You know well.
You know the other big prize is sitting out there for some candidate is the Obama -- reelection campaign organization -- huge database they have that's in there.
And it's a big question whether those people are going to go to work for Hillary some already have.
But I think some other gonna probably get behind Joseph Biden as well they know him they've worked with him for four years.
The president I think probably will remain neutral but.
I always have thought John that the relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary.
There's always had a little bit of a love hate prostitute because they it.
They competed intensely back in 2008.
-- well and and one of the things that helped propel Barack Obama into the White House in 2008 was that he was this young fresh face.
Hillary Clinton's going to be 69.
On inauguration day in 2016 Joseph Biden's going to be seven before.
-- and they're both gonna look like go old politicians they've been around a long time.
Whereas I think almost any Republican you can think god is going to be more youthful going to be a fresher face.
And -- at the national level when general election comes around I think that's gonna count for something John.
We are a long way from the general election in 2016 a lot of things can happen.
The idea that Hillary is thought to be in inevitable right now.
It's almost -- early I mean she could -- become start boring people by the time when he sixteen comes around.
So to keep that inevitability afloat with -- competition from say the vice president.
Would be difficult I think competition is going to be a good thing if he gets them and if I said.
2016 -- inauguration date when he seventeen -- 6974.
Will be their respective -- Well that's right because so it's a long way to go a lot of things happen in American politics nothing is inevitable we saw that in 2000 exactly Daniel -- -- from the Wall Street Journal thank you had a.
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