We loved reading this posting at Daily Kos, which describes Rethuglican anxiety at the thought of having to run against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016. She's one of the most admired women in the U.S. -- and the world for that matter -- and the Rethuglicans know they don't have anyone near her stature and experience. Sen. Marco "Glug Glug" Rubio? He's floundering around on an immigration bill and has to walk a tightrope between the corporate powers in the party and the tea bagger radicals. Sen. "Ayn" Rand Paul? Once the public hears his nutty ideas about virtually everything, he's a goner. Governor Chris "Kris Krispykreme" Christie? Yeah, he'll bring in the women's vote with his calm and soothing manner, not that he'll make it through the Rethug primaries.
The Rethugs are facing a dwindling roster of credible candidates, to match their declining popularity, as they continue to embrace fringe policies. Taking on a figure like Hillary Clinton would be a bridge too far.