Republicans panicked that Obama might run with Hillary Clinton

In my column about "Ryan's war on women,” I detailed how Paul Ryan and Republicans are waging an unprecedented war against the interests of women, issue after issue. There is panic in GOP-land that Obama might run with Hillary Clinton this year. Let’s shatter the nonsense that Sarah Palin or Nikki Haley has anything in common with Hillary except they are women. Palin and Haley are Little League compared to a secretary of State who was at the center of a presidency of prosperity, is a leader on national security and towers above all national Republicans in popularity.

Ryan and Palin are Little League compared to Biden and Clinton. Now we learn that Paul Ryan had to amend his House ethics disclosure, according to USA Today, because he conveniently forgot a $1 million to $5 million trust fund. Now we learn that Ryan, who waxes eloquently against the Obama stimulus and green business, also conveniently forgot that he sought Obama stimulus money for green business he supported, which he first forgot when asked on television, and then remembered when he got caught.

These inconvenient truths are more reasons that both Romney and Ryan should release the tax returns they are both hiding, for reasons we all know.

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Romney-Ryan promises the third term of President George W. Bush, which is why Romney wisely and cowardly hides Bush when Republicans meet at their convention. While Obama wisely and proudly showcases Bill Clinton when Democrats meet at theirs.

Many Republicans privately fear what they have learned and seen from not-ready-for-prime-time Ryan. They are terrified about what happens if Obama runs with Hillary, who embodies Democratic prosperity and was part of the national-security triumph of Obama giving the order to attack bin Laden, an order Bush never gave and Romney once famously said he would never give.

The Romney-Ryan ticket offers a team of national-security nonentities who like wars they have no experience commanding and no willingness to pay for. Romney couldn't even manage the ceremonial duties during his fiasco-laden trip to Europe.

Add Hillary, it becomes blowout city. The war against women. Attacks against Social Security and Medicare that threaten seniors. Add the most popular political leader in America who is identified with prosperity, a leader in national security and champion of Social Security and a voice for women and workers. Republicans are panicked by the Clintons. They should be. Republicans use the Clintons in ads while Democrats have the real thing in person.