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ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA: America Votes 2016

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5:07 pm Mountain Time

It’s finally here, America. Election Night 2016! I can barely sit still as I wait for the results to roll in. Never Politics will be live-blogging all evening so stay with me all evening for Colorado news and coverage of the Presidential race and some key nationwide Senate races! I will be following all the Colorado ballot measures, Colorado Senate race, and the ultra-competitive Colorado’s 6th Congressional district. I will also be watching the following key Senate races: Missouri (Kander vs Blunt), Illinois (Kirk vs Duckworth), and Wisconsin (Feingold vs Johnson.)

6:05 pm Mountain Time

Tammy Duckworth has just won the Illinois Senate Race! She is a veteran of the Iraq war and a war hero, and ran a classy campaign, whereas Kirk ran a messy campaign, constantly making incendiary ignorant remarks. I am thrilled Duckworth won!

6:14 pm Mountain Time

Colorado Democrats are trying to get a court order to require our state’s polling places stay open an extra 2 hours because electronic voting systems went down today. I will follow this closely and post any updates.

6:29pm Mountain Time

The Washington Post has an excellent site to track Colorado’s election results. This is a great site to monitor when the polls close in Colorado at 7pm Mountain Time.

The Denver Post reported yesterday that Republicans were leading Democrats in Early Voting despite all the Democrats Get Out The Vote efforts. The Denver Post: “The latest early voting numbers released Monday morning show registered Republicans cast 652,380 ballots compared to 645,020 registered Democrats — a 7,360 vote GOP advantage. The breakdown looks like this: 35.2 percent Republican, 34.8 percent Democrat and 28.5 percent unaffiliated.”

6:47pm Mountain Time

The Huffington Post has a great Electoral College calculator going right now. Currently Trump leads Clinton 60 to 48 in the Electoral College.

6:58pm Mountain Time

Major news outlets are calling that the House of Representatives will stay Republican controlled.

Huffington Post Electoral Calculator: Trump 121, Clinton 97.

As of 7pm, the polls are closed in Colorado! But those still in line at 7pm can still vote. The Democrats attempt to get a court order to keep the polls open was denied by a judge.

Michael Bennet (D) is leading Darryl Glenn (R) by substantial numbers in the Colorado Senate race. This is no surprise.

7:18pm Mountain Time:

From Nate Silver’s twitter: “Republicans’ chances of winning the Senate are up to 69% in our model, after Indiana and Florida calls for GOP.”

7:36 pm Mountain Time

Presidential Race: Many states are too close to call. Trump is performing better than expected. Very nervous right now. The race is proving very very tight. In Florida, if people didn’t vote for Gary Johnson, Hillary would be doing much better. It makes me very annoyed with people who voted 3rd parties in this most important of elections.

What if Comey didn’t come out with reopening the FBI investigation? Would the Presidential race be less tight? I am angry with Comey right now as the election proves super tight.

Market Reaction: DOW Futures have plunged 500 points…Markets are roiled, scared….

7:46pm Mountain Time

COLORADO UPDATE: Hillary Clinton is leading in Colorado 49.4% to 43.2% with 43.4% of the vote counted.

Huffington Post Electoral Calculator: Trump 140, Clinton 104.

The country is nervous. The Clinton supporters are anxious. But the night is young and it is still early yet. A lot rides on Florida and North Carolina, both of which are still too close to call as the clock ticks past 10:00 on the East Coast.

MSNBC is reporting that 12 states are too close to call. The fact that Virginia is so close is a bad sign for Clinton. The media had thought that Virginia was going to easily go blue this election cycle. The next hour will prove very huge in this election. Stay tuned!

AMENDMENT 69: ColoradoCare: Voted down! By 80% to 20%.

Proposition 106: Prescription Assisted Suicide: PASSED! 65% to 35%.

Proposition 107: Presidential Primaries: PASSED! 63% to 37%

-Diana Degette has won, 69% to 28%

-Jared Polis has won, 58% to 37%

-Mike Coffman is leading Morgan Carroll 51% to 43% with 66% reporting.

Donald Trump has won Ohio.

Michael Bennet has defeated Darryl Glenn in the Colorado Senate Race.

Clinton has just won Virginia!

8:35 pm Mountain Time:

Clinton has won Colorado!

Trump has just won Florida.

WISCONSIN Senate Race: Johnson has just defeated Russ Feingold in Wisconsin.

Mike Coffman has defeated Morgan Carroll 51% to 43%. I blame the Denver Post for endorsing Coffman. The Birther wins again.

Colorado: AMENDMENT 70 RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE:  PASSED!!! 55% to 45%

AMENDMENT 72: TOBACCO TAXES: FAILED. 53% to 47%.

AMENDMENT 71: “RAISE THE BAR INITIAVE”: PASSED. 57% to 43%.

AMENDMENT U: PROPERTY TAXES: FAILED. 57% to 43%.

9:42pm Mountain Time:

Missouri Senate Race: Roy Blunt leads Jason Kander 51.7% to 43.8%.

NBC News says 7 states are still too close to call. Hillary needs to pull out a win in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, or Nevada.

10:33pm Mountain Time:

Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Alaska remain to be called (are to close to be called so far.) This election may not be called tonight. Another possibility: a 269 / 269 electoral tie?!

10:55 Mountain Time:

I am still hoping Hillary can pull this thing off. But I don’t know if that can happen. Trump has momentum. I am shocked, stunned, saddened. Trying not to feel despondent.

11:23pm Mountain Time

If Trump wins, I blame the media in part. For giving Trump’s campaign thousands of hours of free advertising because it got them ratings. Yes it was news-worthy and needed to be covered, but the way they covered every speech he made was a complete media circus. I am terrified for this country. It looks like the GOP gets a super majority: Senate, House, Presidency, and then they will load up the Supreme Court. I am stunned.

I’ve been up since 4:30am but I don’t think I can go to sleep. I need to see the returns from the remaining states.

12:45am Mountain Time:

Donald Trump has won. I am stunned and despondent.

The GOP has also retained Senate majority.

Goodnight. Tomorrow is a new day.

NEVER POLITICS 2016 Endorsements

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Here are my endorsements for the 2016 election.

For President: Hillary Clinton

For Senate: Michael Bennet

Colorado’s 6th Congressional District: Morgan Carroll

State Senator District 27: Tom Sullivan

State Representative District 37: Carol A. Barrett

Amendment T: YES

Amendment U: YES

Amendment 69: YES

Amendment 70: YES

Amendment 71: NO

Amendment 72: YES

Proposition 106: YES

Proposition 107: YES

Proposition 108: YES

Seeing Hillary Clinton At Her Commerce City Rally August 3rd, 2016

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Hillary Clinton was in town having a rally in Commerce City, Colorado at Adams City High School August 3rd. NEVER POLITICS was there to cover the story! We arrived in Commerce City at the high school at 12:15pm. Doors opened at 1pm and the rally started at 3pm. By the time we arrived at the school, the line was huge, winding all the way around the school. It was a sweltering Colorado summer day. The temperature was 93 degrees and very sunny, and people sweated as they waited in line. My husband and I were somewhere in the middle of the line as we waited to get inside. We waited in the heat for two and a half hours before we got to the front of the line, went through security, and went inside.

We were among some of the last people to make it inside before the gymnasium was full and no more people were admitted. We heard that the gym held about 2,000 people. It was a full house inside, people of all walks of life, all ages and races, from tiny children to the elderly. The energy in the rally was palpable. We were inside for about 20 minutes before the rally started.

Governor John Hickenlooper entered the rally alongside Hillary Clinton. He gave a wonderful speech introducing her. Then Hillary Clinton took the stage and gave a rousing stump speech. The focus of her speech was her jobs program. She spoke eloquently about keeping jobs inside the the United States, including manufacturing jobs. She spoke about getting Americans the training to get jobs and learn trade skills. She described her visit that day to the Knotty Tie Factory, a Denver tie and scarf manufacturer. She talked about how Trump’s products are made everywhere but America but highlighted how this Colorado company, Knotty Tie Co, kept jobs in America. She further went on the attack against Donald Trump, calling him unfit and unqualified for the job of President.

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She talked about getting more broadband internet to Americans in rural areas to make America more competitive and connected. She also spoke about taking on the Gun Lobby which brought a huge cheer from the crowd. At one point the crowd interrupted Hillary with chants of “HILLARY! HILLARY!” The crowd was fired up and ready to go! Hillary ended her speech by saying, “Colorado, lets win in November!” She encouraged the crowd to get involved with her campaign and volunteer and get out the vote. She said because “‘You’re hired,’ is better than “You’re Fired.” A clear dig at Donald Trump. Hillary had her stump speech down. I did not see any teleprompter for her to read off of. She seemed confident, poised, and very presidential. I have to say, I think she will win in November. Keep reading NEVER POLITICS for all your Colorado political updates between now and Election Day! Never Politics: Where It’s Always Politics!

 

New Poll Shows Senator Michael Bennet Ahead of Darryl Glenn

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The first poll released since Darryl Glenn won the Republican primary shows Democrat incumbent Michael Bennet (D) leading Darryl Glenn (R) in the Senate race by 6 points.

Michael Bennet has a natural advantage just for being the incumbent politician. And Darryl Glenn is extremely conservative. Perhaps he is too conservative for Colorado? He has been endorsed by the likes of Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin. I expect that this will be a close race but my prediction is that Michael Bennet holds on to his Senate seat. But he is still considered one of the most vulnerable Senate seats in the country.

The poll was conducted by Harper Polling, and also showed Hillary Clinton with a lead over Donald Trump in Colorado. Clinton received about 45 percent of the voters’ support to Trump’s 38 percent, giving Hillary Clinton a 7 point lead over Donald Trump. 14 percent said they would vote for someone else and 4 percent were undecided.

Stay tuned in to Never Politics as Election Season heats up. It’s not just the summer weather that is sizzling…it’s the politics as well.

Bernie Sanders Wins Colorado Caucuses: Live Blogging Tonight’s SUPER TUESDAY Results

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I am a proud registered Independent. People tried to persuade me to change my affiliation to a registered Democrat for the sake of voting in the Colorado caucuses, but I resisted. I enjoy being an Independent. I have an aversion to group-think and to taking part in large groups. The very nature of a caucus is a group setting and I don’t enjoy taking part in groups when it comes to voting. I like to reach my own conclusions and vote my conscience instead of blindly having to follow Party allegiances or being forced to be a part of a group dynamic where people can pressure you to vote a certain way. Yes, I tend to support Democrat candidates. But I don’t identify as a Democrat. I identify as a progressive independent. And I enjoy my unaffiliated status as a voter. Identifying as an independent comes with it’s own set of benefits and drawbacks. The drawback is that unaffiliated voters cannot vote in the Colorado caucuses under state law. In some states, like Michigan, independents are allowed to vote in the primary process. But here in Colorado we independents are excluded from the process. This is the trade-off for being an independent. We don’t have a say in this step in the nominating process. But I’d rather be an independent and give that up than give up my status as an independent.

NPR had a great piece recently about how unaffiliated voters are changing politics. The article states that 39% of voters now are unaffiliated voters according to a 2014 analysis by Pew Research Center. The article states how in Colorado, unaffiliated voters outnumber Republicans and Democrats. And many of us unaffiliated voters in Colorado are under 35. I am part of this trend, at age 32, I am a member of this huge trend in Colorado voters. The millennial generation is tired of the two-party system and the dysfunction that exists in government and the two-party system.

I have predicted that Bernie Sanders will win the Colorado caucuses. It is almost 9pm and as of right now Bernie is leading 57.3% to Hillary Clinton at 40.7%. But the news networks are not making a call yet about who has won the Colorado caucus. Stay with me at NEVER POLITICS as the news develops. I will be live-blogging all evening as the results come in.

While we wait for results in the Democratic Colorado caucus, lets consider the GOP caucus for a moment. Mike Littwin over at the Colorado Independent has penned a great piece about why the Colorado GOP effectively has no Super Tuesday this year. It was cancelled by Colorado GOP officials wanting to tamp down on the anti-establishment wave in the 2016 election. This is a loss for democracy. While thousands of Colorado GOP voters still gathered at precincts across the state, the straw poll remains cancelled. The Republicans in Colorado are being effectively silenced.

Donald Trump’s rise was dismissed by the media. They wrote him off as a candidate who would fade out, but he is on his way to winning the nomination now. Trump has won 6 states tonight on this Super Tuesday. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight famously put Trump’s chances of winning the nomination at 1% last year. Nate Silver has egg on his face now. Nate is eating crow! Perhaps the GOP will find a way to stop Trump, but I don’t see how they can. And while the media dismissed Trump from the start, they have featured Trump heavily in TV, print, and radio coverage, so I think that the media has played a big role in Trump’s success. In fact, I’d go even farther and say that the media has created a monster. The media gets tons of ratings from Trump coverage so they have an incentive to cover Trump extremely closely. The media and Trump have a relationship the same way that oxygen feeds a fire; Likewise, the media feeds the Trump campaign. To me this is very scary. CNN might as well be the Trump-All-The-Time-Coverage-Channel now.

CNN has just made a projection and called the Colorado caucuses! Bernie Sanders has won the Colorado caucuses 58.3% to Clinton’s 40.7% Colorado came through for Bernie. Colorado’s progressives were excited and energized by Bernie’s message. I knew that Colorado would go for Bernie. (I made a prediction on Facebook that Bernie would take Colorado tonight.) Bernie has now won 4 states on Super Tuesday: Colorado, Vermont, Oklahoma, and Minnesota. Hillary Clinton swept the Southern states and has won 7 states so far this Super Tuesday: Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas and Massachusetts. I think that due to Bernie’s success tonight, he will stay in the race indefinitely. I can imagine Bernie staying in the race all the way up to the Democratic convention. His populist message clearly is resonating with voters, in the diametric opposite of Trump’s populist message. Tonight has been a great night for Clinton and Trump and a decent night for Bernie. Bernie’s success in states like Colorado and Oklahoma shows he has some traction and he is also getting some delegates. But I would have to say that Clinton has run away with the nomination and has flexed her dominance on this Super Tuesday. Hillary Clinton has amassed 296 delegates this Super Tuesday. Bernie Sanders has amassed 183 this Super Tuesday. So now, in total, Hillary Clinton has won 855 delegates and Bernie Sanders has 269 delegates. Remember, it’s a race to get 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

Governor Hickenlooper Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

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Today in an interview with Colorado Public Radio, John Hickenlooper gave his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. The governor has often shown his informal support towards Hillary Clinton in the past, but this is the first formal endorsement of a presidential candidate the governor has made.

“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf
“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf
“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf

“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.”

“I think what matters more is what people, in the end, hear what their neighbors think,” he said. “I think that carries more weight than what my endorsement is. But… most of those people haven’t had a chance to sit and discuss issues with Hillary Clinton for 30 minutes or 40 minutes, and I have.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf

The Colorado Caucuses are just two weeks away. Stay tuned to NEVER POLITICS on March 1st for all your Colorado Caucus news!

“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf
“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf
“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf
“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf
“I look at all the candidates, Republicans, Democrats,” Hickenlooper said. “I think that she’s the only person who’s ready to be president from day one.” – See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/gov-hickenlooper-explains-clinton-endorsement-clean-power-plan-actions#.dpuf

Bernie Sanders Packs In Huge Crowds on Campaign Stop in Denver…But Can He Win?

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5,500 Coloradans packed in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the University of Denver Saturday June 20th to cheer on Bernie Sanders at a campaign stop. His message of solidarity with the squeezed middle class of America and his challenge to the “billionaire class” has resonated deeply here in Colorado. As a long time Bernie Sanders fan, I am electrified by how he has taken his message across the country and seeing it hit a nerve somewhere deep within the US. Bernie has climbed in the polls rapidly and is closing in on Hillary Clinton in the polls in some states like New Hampshire, where he is polling at 31% to Hillary Clinton’s 41%. He has shown himself to be a force to be reckoned with, and he has stayed on message. He has given hope to people deeply disillusioned with politics in America and to those who are discouraged by the domination of political dynasty families such as the Clintons and Bushes.

Do I think he can win the Democratic Nomination? Well, no, I don’t. I don’t think that’s in the realm of the possible even though I am an ardent admirer of the longest serving Independent in Congress. The Democratic nominee must be able to fundraise and get the bulk of the support of the Democratic party. I’d be shocked if this self-styled “socialist” would be able to do that in 2015 and 2016. A poll released today said that less than half of Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who is a socialist.

I think this is why Bernie Sanders status as a presidential candidate is self-limiting. He can influence the debates and the discourse and push Hillary Clinton to the left, but I don’t think he has much of a chance at the Democratic nomination for president, sadly. I think much of America is too uncomfortable with the socialist designation, and fundraising on the scale needed to be a real contender will be out of reach for Sanders. Hillary Clinton on the other hand, is a super-star at fundraising and she is the establishment favorite. While she may be taking a page out of the Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders playbook in her rhetoric lately, she still is a friend of Wall Street and she has their backing, financial and otherwise. She is a juggernaut of epic proportions and she has a lifetime worth of political capital and name recognition. Sanders may have his finger on the pulse of American populist rhetoric, Hillary has the fundraising and the plausibility of winning to boost her through the campaign season and the primaries. Like FiveThirtyEight blog says, don’t be surprised if Hillary Clinton loses a few contests to Bernie Sanders, but do be surprised if she loses the Democratic nomination.

It’s perhaps a sad commentary on our political process that Bernie Sanders can draw such passionate crowds and really harness the energy in the middle class of the country, but he cannot win. That is a discussion we should have in this country. As an independent, I support Bernie Sanders very much. His message could not be more aligned with my beliefs. But is he a WINNER? We should not put all our eggs in one basket with Bernie, if we want a liberal to win in 2016. That’s why I think independents and progressives, Democrats and independents alike, should also throw their support behind Hillary Clinton. I say support Bernie Sanders. Go to his rallies and campaign stops. And then vote for Hillary in the caucuses and primaries, and then vote for her again in November 2016. Bernie can influence Hillary and already has pushed her to the left. His influence will be broader than just a Democratic nomination and his influence can be felt more in this way than any other way.

An Independent’s Case for Hillary Clinton for President

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Since I am an unabashed political nerd, it’s never too early in my opinion to begin discourse about 2016 Presidential candidates. And the political dysfunction in Washington D.C. these days only makes my mind turn to 2016 even more as a way of contemplating a change of dynamics in Washington. I will admit that I already have a Hillary Clinton bumper sticker riding on the back of my ride. I’m sure most people would find it to be way too early to contemplate 2016, but in reality it is not. Today billionaire liberal George Soros threw his support behind Hillary Clinton. This is a huge moment for Hillary, to be gaining such huge, influential endorsements from the liberal elite. Soros will throw his considerable wealth into Hillary’s Super PAC, “Ready for Hillary” as well as his name as he becomes a co-chair on the “Ready for Hillary” national finance committee. This big-name donor ups the stakes, because if Hillary does indeed run, how will other Democrats be able to compete?

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You may ask, but if you are such an Independent, as you claim you are, why would you endorse Hillary Clinton for President? Well, apart from the fact that she is has an incredible resume of service including her time as a Senator representing the people of New York, and her time as the most-traveled Secretary of State during President Obama’s first term, I think Hillary Clinton has the leadership qualities required to lead modern-day United States. I think she has a steady hand and a shrewd mind. I think she has built up political capital that is necessary to see policy through in gridlocked D.C.

The fact that Hillary is a woman is indeed a part of the equation, but even if Hillary were a man I think she would be the candidate for 2016 I would be the most drawn to. I do not want to see Hillary be elected solely because she is a woman. No, it is because she is the most qualified of all of the names in conventional wisdom thought to be in the running. But Hillary’s gender does indeed make this whole equation much more exciting. The idea of the United States having it’s first woman president is indeed thrilling. If there is anything American politics are, it’s patriarchal. The political system is dominated by men, with women only holding 18.3% of the seats in the 113th Congress. Women are so under-represented in our government, and it seems the overwhelming testosterone is not helping to aid in a productive legislative branch, if the obstructionism and grand-standing we have witnessed in recent years is any indication. I believe Hillary can re-energize the electorate and encourage whole generations of young women to consider running for public office.

I recently watched an excellent film on Netflix called “Miss Representation”, and this film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. The conclusions the film arrives at are sobering. Most women never realize their own power. Some of this is because women are nurturers in society. We are the mothers who work two or three jobs to make ends meet while taking care of children. Other women though just never contemplate their own power, their own capacity to make change in society. Women are discouraged from considering a path of public service because we internalize negative messages in society that tell us to be more concerned with our weight and appearance than substantial matters like civics and leadership. This is the internalization of patriarchy that causes women to be under-represented in politics. It will require a huge paradigm shift in our society to change this, but it can indeed be done. And electing our first woman president would be the first step. I believe in Hillary Clinton.

So therefore I will keep the bumpersticker on the back of my car, three years before the race even begins, because I live in a swing-state and I am making a conscious decision to “spread the Hillary love” ahead of 2016. I am confident that Hillary Clinton will run even though a formal announcement has not been made. All of Hillary’s non-verbal signals indicate that she will be running. She has been back on the campaign trail for the Democrats, by campaigning for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. This signals that she is reconnecting with the donor base. She also made some pointed remarks on the stump for McAuliffe, as she seemed to distance herself from President Obama ahead of 2016. Hillary is carefully laying the groundwork for her 2016 campaign.

Many of Hillary’s supporters are as eager as I am to see a high-profile woman command leadership in the U.S. We want to see a clear break away from the rhetoric of patriarchy. Clearly the right-wing is aware of this and sees it as a threat. I already see conservative shill Ann Coulter speaking of Emily’s List in a dismissive and defensive demeanor in the media. Clearly the conservatives understand the threat of this demographic of the new generations of empowered young women. Perhaps these young women are the generation who have seen the film “Miss Representation” and understand the enormity of the task that faces them. This demographic of women are becoming organized, by groups like Emily’s List. Emily’s List is just one group of many, and they have a mission of supporting pro-choice Democratic women running for congress and governor. This seems to be a direct response by women to the Todd Akins of the world, and to some of the repressive, misogynist rhetoric coming from conservative politicans. Indeed, Democrats termed the “War on Women” in lead up to the 2012 elections. Women are channeling their outrage into organized political efforts. I think this will help more women to be elected, and as a result women will become more represented in high-levels in leadership. And it’s about time. So, this independent does stand will Hillary! Hillary Clinton 2016 all the way! Joe Biden or whatever garden variety GOP candidate won’t stand a chance.