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MICHAEL REAGAN: A plea to Hillary: Run

cagle cartoon syndicate Published: June 13, 2014 4:00 AM

Hillary, you go girl.

Run as hard as you can for president.

Play hardball to get your party's nomination.

Do whatever dirty party tricks it takes to knock off what's-her-name up in Massachusetts, or what's-his-name out in Montana.

Compared to you, they're a pair of minor league batboys -- two lefty Democrats who can't hit to every field or duck Monica Lewinsky fastballs like you can.

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Turn it on, Hillary. Spend a billion dollars trying to get your own key to the Oval Office.

Crank out two or three more books about all those hard choices you had to make when you were a secretary of state, a U.S. senator and the starving wife of public-servant-in-chief Bill Clinton.

Appear on TV with Diane Sawyer every Monday. Use Bill to seduce the big campaign contributors.

Deploy Chelsea to explain to the families of those who died at Benghazi why, now that it matters to your future plans, you really do care about what happened there.

And if anyone in your party thinks you're too old, too aloof or too close to Wall Street to win the general election in 2016, sic that old attack dog Carville on them.

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I don't want any organization on my side of the aisle to oppose your nomination by the Democrats. In fact, maybe I'll see if I can get the GOP to help you win it.

I want to see you take the mound for the Democrats in 2016 and face whomever the Republican Party puts up to bat against you.

I don't know who that'll be, but it won't matter. The GOP has its deepest bench in a long time. It's got half a dozen governors whose states are doing well -- Walker in Wisconsin, Kasich in Ohio, Daniels in Indiana, Jindal in Louisiana, Christie in New Jersey, Perry in Texas. Plus there's ex-governor of Florida Jeb Bush, probably the best and brightest of them all.

They're all executives. They all have real-world experience in governing. The GOP can nominate any one of them by pulling his name out of a hat and he'd be more qualified to be president than you, Hillary.

Let's face it, Hillary. You've never excelled at anything except being an activist in college and standing by your man Bill.

You were a lousy senator from New York. You were a lousy secretary of state -- and not just because of Benghazi.

You have no issue to run on, except that you're a woman. And the only thing you have going for you is that you're still married to Bill and everyone loves and adores him now that he is powerless.

Hillary, you don't even have the demeanor or the personality to be president. Did you see yourself in that Diane Sawyer interview?

"And by the way, Diane, did I ever tell you how hard Bill and I worked as public servants? And how dirt poor we were when we left the White House?"

So, seriously. I repeat. "Please, Hillary. Run." And to the Democratic Party, I say, "Please nominate her."

In fact, let's make it official.

"I, Michael Reagan, hereby endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the 2016 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party."

And Hillary, if you run, I even promise you this. I will vote for you as many times as possible in the 2016 California primary.


Copyright 2014 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service reagan.com and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.

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redleg6 Jun 15, 2014 12:22 PM

"If left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well, effects American security." – Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., addressing the U.S. Senate, Oct. 10, 2002

redleg6 Jun 14, 2014 11:57 AM

Concerning who killed the 4 Americans and the wounding of many others in Benghazi, our Secretary of State stated at the hearing;


What difference at this point does it make?....Hillary Clinton

little_r_republican Jun 14, 2014 8:03 AM

And reagan didnt even mention that hillary was dumped by robert reisch nor that she was expelled from the Watergate investigation. 

redleg6 Jun 13, 2014 8:52 PM

From: brainyquote.com

Hillary Quotes:

It is very clear that the people in Afghanistan do not want the Taliban back...Hillary Clinton..(Somebody needs to tell Pres. Obama that).

I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration...Hillary Clinton..(Right now our southern border is overwhelmed with illegal immigrant children)...

People have to stop employing illegal immigrants...Hillary Clinton

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society...Hillary Clinton..(.Against individual rights)? Who decides?

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good....Hillary Clinton..(Who decides the common good)? Hillary? DNC? Pelosi? Reid? Obama? RNC?

It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money...Hillary Clinton

****Clinton signed a book deal with publishing house Simon & Schuster, she took home a reported $14 million advance. The book deal was inked little more than two months after Hillary stepped down as Secretary of State.

I think I will serve as Secretary of State as my last public position...Hillary Clinton


I think that you can disagree with people and debate over their positions with issues without engaging in the politics of personal destruction...Hillary Clinton

I can't stand whining...Hillary Clinton..(Hey taggr, Quit whinning about those who disagree with you..aka whiners)


The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not...Hillary Clinton

TaggR Jun 13, 2014 4:43 PM

This has to be my favorite Michael Reagan tantrum to date.
When you know your beat,  throw a child like temper tantrum  GOP style.



redleg6 Jun 13, 2014 12:48 PM

From above: "And by the way, Diane, did I ever tell you how hard Bill and I worked as public servants? And how dirt poor we were when we left the White House?"

Dirt poor? Another politician lying to you with a straight face....

clamandy Jun 13, 2014 11:37 AM

Michael Reagan must offer his newspaper column free of charge.