(THE DAILY BEAST)
By Myra Adams
By the standards of “political time,” where in one day a candidate can go from frontrunner to underdog, the 2016 presidential election is decades away. But from this vantage point, all signs point to Hillary Clinton coasting to the Democrat Party nomination and winning the White House.
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As a lifelong Republican, I am not pleased with my own prediction—nothing would thrill me more than if a conservative were to win back the presidency. But my political reality instincts lead me to believe the following. And I’ve been right before: in January 2011, I cowrote “12 Reasons Obama Wins in 2012.”
Unless there is a radical change of circumstances within the Republican Party and its crop of presidential wannabes, or some unforeseen cataclysmic national event that dramatically alters the current economic and political landscape, or a serious deterioration in her health, Hillary has it locked up.
Here are 16 reasons why Hillary Clinton is poised to be elected the next president of the United States, in order of importance.