Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a 6-1 lead among Democrats answering a Washington Post-ABC News poll on their choice for president in 2016.
Clinton, whose middle name easily could be “F.” considering how many times she has been reported as using the “f—“ word, has virtually no competition in both areas – the nomination for presidency and an uncouth vocabulary. She has used the four-letter word not only as an adjective for Jews but also as an adverb for almost every subject imaginable.
For better or worse, Clinton has 73 percent backing of Democrats, according to the poll. The second most popular is Vice President Joe Biden, with only 12 percent.
On the Republican side, the nomination is up for grabs, and the party does not look like it is any better shape than it was in 2012, when it failed miserably to take advantage of President Barack Obama’s sagging popularity.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s aura has been blackened by the recent bridge-traffic scandal, and he is in third place with 13 percent support, behind Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and former Florida governor Jeb Bush. None of the potential candidates has solid backing from the Tea party.
After Christie, there are senators Ted Cruz of Kentucky and Marcio Rubio of Florida.
The Republicans have a year or so to get their act together and unite, a distant possibility at this stage of the game.
Clinton, if she runs and wins,, would be the first woman president of the United States and the first president whose husband held the office.