Hillary and Chelsea Clinton during 2008 campaign.

The media’s coronation of Hillary for 2016 might backfire – again.

After following her career in print and on the campaign trail for so many years, nothing would make me happier than to see Hillary Clinton make another run for the White House — and win this time. But Hillary’s coronation four years before the campaign begins positively scares me to death!

Here are two pieces from CNN today — both pretty much setting her up as the “inevitable” Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

Joe, make way for Hillary.
Photos: Hillary Clinton through the years.

Back in 2008 she was a “lock” to get the nomination and someone many of us had never heard of challenged her and won. Americans love underdogs — that is one reason why Barack Obama beat the heavily favored Hillary. Please, let’s not “assume” anything. She needs to play this like she is earning the nomination, not accepting it based on past accomplishments.

To paraphrase, those who ignore the past are doomed to repeat it.

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Frank Marafiote

Frank started the Hillary Clinton Quarterly in 1992 and has been "keeping up with Hillary" for more than 25 years. Recently retired, he worked in advertising and communications and also taught marketing courses several times a year for a local university.

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