My Monday Washington Examiner point makes the obvious point that Hillary is set up to succeed President Obama just as George H.W. Bush was to succeed Ronald reagan in 1988. Both are consummate Beltway insiders with vast networks of staffers and donors, highly developed “brands,” and extremely practiced public personas.
Which is too say that the one thing that the GOP might be expected to do in 2016 –which is slowly getting underway– is nominate a governor from a base state. Hard to imagine a candidate as dull as Mike Dukakis getting the nod, but cycles and patterns are pretty persistent in American politics. Hillary is the given, now we watch to see if the GOP replays the out party’s role from 1988.