...let the liberal media and "Clintonistas" keep commanding the airwaves, newspapers and Internet 24/7 for the next two years with "Hillary is a shoo-in" 2016 talk. That'll do it!
As a woman and left-leaning voter, let me first say that I really like Hillary Clinton and I, too, hope that she runs (and hopefully wins) in 2016, so I can say this with perfect truth... if I as a potential Hillary supporter am already getting sick of hearing her name, then I know there are some others who are getting sick as well.
Barack Obama isn't even three full months into his second term and all I hear every time I turn on my television or open my newspaper or log onto a political website is... Hillary... Hillary... Hillary!
Remember the quote: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Translation: you did this in 2006-07 and it didn't work out so well... so stop it!!!
2016 is a long way from now and, as we all know from 2008, anything can happen. Hillary Clinton was the presumptive, unequaled, hands-down, unstoppable shoo-in, a bet-your-house-on-it nominee back then, and if I had a dollar for every time some so-called political know-it-all said on national TV or in an article that Barack Obama didn't stand a chance against the "Clinton Machine," I could be retired right now.
Right now, Hillary's people are their own worst enemy. I know they love and adore and worship the Clintons (to be honest, sometimes it can get a bit sickening) but the best way to ensure Hillary's 2016 success is to just shut up for a minute! Stop opening PACs and holding "I'm Ready For Hillary" rallies and going on television basically daring other Democrats to run against her when the woman hasn't even committed to running yet. You have plenty of time for that, trust me.
The best thing supporters can do for Hillary right now is to just say that they support her in whatever she decides to do and that they will stand with her when she does make that decision. The worst thing they can do is go on an almost daily full Clintonesque-diatribe al a Chris Matthews and Ed Rendell about how absolutely shiny and perfect she is and how she's a shoo-in and it's "her turn" and everybody else (i.e., Joe Biden) should just get the hell out of the way. Seriously, whether you know it or not, it's really beginning to get on people's nerves!
Another thing I'm beginning to hear is the slightest bit of resentment from some loyal Obama supporters who feel like President Obama's second term is being completely overshadowed "only three months in" by all the Hillary 2016 talk. They like Hillary but what they don't like is feeling like "their guy" is not being given the time and respect he's earned as a second-term president by Clinton people completely turning every discussion, every appearance and every event into a Hillary 2016 push. Obama supporters are fully prepared for 2016 presidential talk -- around late 2014, but not March of 2013. Too soon? Hell yeah, ya think? And believe it or not, there are quite a few voters out there who are labeled "Obama voters" -- they are not loyal to the Democratic party, they are loyal to Barack Obama. So let's not forget Clinton people, you just might need a few of those "Obama people" to come out and vote.
In closing, if Hillary decides to run, I will root for her all the way. I have the greatest respect for how she "womaned-up" and worked side-by-side with the man who beat her in a hard fought battle in 2008. I honestly don't know if I could have done it. She has earned our complete respect and admiration and through all of this, she should have also earned something else: a group of followers who should know better.
So to all the over the top Clinton worshipers whose well intentions are actually doing more harm than good I say: give it a rest already! Stop being silly! Didn't 2008 teach you bunch of loopty-loops anything? Nothing in this life is guaranteed and if any profession teaches us this, it's politics. When Hillary's ready, she'll let you know, then you can let us know, then we can all gas up the bandwagon together and hit the road to 2016!