As if candidates doing opposition research on their opponents isn’t bad enough, it appears that several top Democratic strategists are now anonymously engaged in a war of information hoping to cement a coveted spot in the Hillary 2016 campaign. With so few possible Democratic candidates, the titles for campaign aides and top advisers will be limited in 2016 for consultants and strategists who lean left of center.

The Washington Post reports:

Welcome the Campaign Operative Hillary Clinton Sweepstakes. It goes like this: Clinton is basically the only viable Democratic presidential candidate right now. The problem is: There are lots and lots of operative who want to work for the winner. Usually, these operatives would be able to work for Clinton or Barack Obama or John Edwards (or Chris Dodd or Joe Biden, etc.), believing they had a good chance of winning.

This year, it’s just Hillary Clinton. Add to that the fact that she’s seen as the favorite to win in the general election, too, and stakes are even higher for ambitious would-be White House aides and campaign consultants. (For proof, look no further than all the folks who have “former Obama aide” on their business cards.) Hence, there is a campaign to join the Clinton campaign, and someone — anonymously — just dropped some opposition research on their opponents.

This is all assuming Hillary Clinton does indeed launch a campaign. I’m more than certain that she will since she has no reason not to with the field wide open on the Democratic side. Campaign aides and political strategists want to be on the winning team so this naturally has created a scenario which could probably serve well as a reality TV series. I’m thinking The Apprentice meets American Ninja Warrior. I’d set a season pass right now.

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  1. Nate — I understand that this blog is for Elections.

    But, the case being that none will actually start shaping up till a year from now…may we post other topics of CURRENT Great Concern EVENTS?

    Such as Obama not learning his lesson of 2014, but going NUTS on “Immigration”…?
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    Now, for some climatic news, that actually matter THIS YEAR:

    Obama will prove once again that he is a megalomaniac, someone so far removed from reality that his narcissistic nature compels him to act as King and Ruler of America (even though the 2014 elections send a CLEAR MESSAGE to him, that the American People don’t trust him, and don’t want his dictatorial government ANY MORE), once again by ABUSING the Executive Order (which he keeps on doing) by ignoring the Legislative Body of Congress again, and Lawlessly signing an Executive Order that gives Amnesty to millions of Criminal Invaders in the USA (the PC term for these lawbreakers being “illegal immigrants”) instead of having them deported from our nation as the American people demand!

    The establishment GOP will pay lip-service ONLY (such as Boehner who has talked about a federal lawsuit for months, but done nothing about it so far, and never will, being a neo-Con, so only interested in keeping his job) and Mitch McConnell, who will most likely lead the Senate starting next year, has made clear that he is not willing to hold up government funding to settle scores with the president on immigration. “We’ll not be shutting the government down or threatening to default on the national debt,” McConnell twice told reporters Thursday.

    These two American traitors (Boehner and McConnell) are what’s wrong with the establishment Republican Party! Hopefully there is a special Hell for them — reserved for those who “speak in movie theaters, and abuse children…” (quote from the Firefly show…LOL!).

    The Patriot (the US Constitutionalist) Judge Napolitano GIVES THE ONLY OPTION to stop Obama’s lawlessness — IMPEACHMENT!

    Read the article and watch the short video below — and, MAKE IT VIRAL:

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2014/11/06/judge-nap-only-option-impeachment-if-obama-declares-immigration-amnesty

  2. I think Obama was frustrated this year. They told him not to do ANYTHING. But as I’ve said elsewhere, Americans would rather go the wrong way with confidence than to dither about the “right” way to go.

    I think Mr. O is going to be aggressive for two reasons: (1) to show that he’s not “irrelevant” [Bill C] or “a wimp” [GHW B], and (2) to show that acting decisively will boost his popularity–so he can tell Dems “I told you so”–that he should not have been under house arrest during the campaign.

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