Did anyone ever think that Bill Clinton, perhaps the greatest politician of our time, even rivaling LBJ, would ever go "gently into that good night"?
Not a chance!
The youngest Governor in the US at the time from the State of Arkansas - "Thank God for Mississippi"- has always had more political DNA running through his veins than anyone can imagine.
WJC now seems to be in his element, relishing the fact that GOP hitman-in-chief Karl Rove has thrown down his chain-mailed gauntlet and gone after his beloved Hillary, questioning her health and ability to serve as president.
Hillary's other defenders chalk it up as just another attempt to flood the "echo chamber" of divisiveness and hate... par for the course as things start to heat up and Hillary's new book "Hard Choices" hits the books shelves - already available on Amazon this week.
And what a month it has been for Hills.
Benghazi has resurfaced with the release of additional e-mails from The White House and yet another Congressional investigation is getting underway.
Alas! Here comes the icing on the cake, for those who make a living from this stuff.
Just when we all thought it was safe to go back in the water - MONICA IS BACK trying for a chance at redemption and another extended 15 minutes in the spotlight resurrecting her ill fated tryst with former President Bill.
All of this could be both good news and bad news for the so far un-declared candidate.
It could mean that all of the skeletons are out of closet a very long time before 2016 and by then it will simply be old news that no one really cares about.
The bad news is that the GOP Opposition Research nerds are in full gear, primed to uncover even more stuff that Team Hillary must deal with even if she decides NOT to run!
Let's face it! The Republicans are scared to death of Hillary Rodham Clinton if she does decide to run.
Aside from the fact that Hillary would be a formidable candidate, there are a lot of other good reasons they are shaking in their boots already.
If Hillary decides to run her team including "The Big Guy" aka "Elvis" will make sure she runs unopposed - no primary challengers.
Although this could be a mixed blessing, since it has been a while since Hillary has been on the debate stage - going head to head with Barack Obama back in 2008.
On the plus side it would mean she has plenty of time to raise lots and lots of money across the country and focus on making her case to the American voter while the numerous Republican Candidates - Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, etc. - rip each other to shreds in adds, debates, primaries and caucuses.
I am sure the Republican candidates and strategists have taken note, assessing the damage done to Mitt Romney in 2012 when he emerged as their Presidential Candidate - bruised and battered beyond repair by the endless debate season.
Although Hillary's age could be something of an issue.
As the charming Ronald Reagan did, she is more than capable of turning the so-called age issue to her advantage.
After all it was Reagan who famously quipped in his presidential debate against Minnesota Democratic Senator Walter Mondale - saying that he would not make age an issue in the campaign; "I will not exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience."
Hillary would be the most experienced, high powered, highly identifiable woman who has ever run for the presidency.
She has been, the Secretary of State, a US Senator from the State of New York, The First Lady of the United States and of the State of Arkansas.
Hillary is a thoughtful and engaging "wonk."
This leaves little doubt that her domestic and foreign policy ideas will be well thought out and carefully crafted to appeal to the broad specturm of voters.
If she runs she is likely to all but own the female vote because young and older women alike believe it is well beyond time for this change.
America is decades and even centuries behind in acknowledging a women as a great leader.
After all there was Cleopatra, Ruler of Egypt, Eleanor of Aquitane, First Queen of France, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Indira Gandhi first female PM of India, Golda Meir first female PM of Israel, Margaret Thatcher, first female PM of Great Britain, Benazir Bhutto, first female PM of Pakistan - a Muslim Country - and the list goes on!
Appealling to women voters is already a challenge for the Republican Party and Hillary as a candidate would make this an insurmountable task.
It is hard to see Hillary's national book tour for Hard Choices as anything but a dry run for her candidacy.
Some say Hillary is "sucking all the air out of room" and it is unlikely that any other Democrat will take a serious stab at the 2016 nomination until she makes her intentions known.
The likes of Elizabeth Warren, Brian Schweitzer, Martin O'Malley, Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, and even "Veep" Joe Biden seem reluctant to engage the "Clinton Machine".
Then of course there is Bill who probably wants this more for Hillary than she does for herself.
One can only imagine the plans Bill has as "First Man" in The White House"... Michelle's Oval Office drapes may have to go.
Number 42 is a formidable opponent and is clearly anxious to get back into the game!
In fact, he is already out there using his star power to help Democrats raise lots of dough in the 2014 Midterms and collecting political "I Owe Yous" for Hillary's possible 2016 run.
So although only Hillary's 'hairdresser,' hubby, daughter and inner circle know for sure, my money is on "a run for the roses" for this thoroughbred contender.
Years from now while scanning the roster of American Presidents our great grandchildren may pass the names Adams, Harrison, Roosevelt and Bush and stop at number 42 - William Jefferson Clinton and 45 - Hillary Rodham Clinton and say; "Hey look! Here are two more with the same name - Clinton."
Perhaps one day, years from now a grandmother with her own grandkids in tow, takes to the stage at the Democratic National Convention and introduces herself:
"Hi I'm Chelsea Clinton and both my parents were President of the United States."
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