By co-editor and writer Jordan “The Slavic Libertarian” Marinovich

Presidential primaries for a party with an incumbent president seeking reelection are more or less for show or “pro forma”. It is pretty much assumed that the incumbent president will win and face the nominee from the opposing party. Thus, an incumbent party’s primaries draw relatively little media coverage.

In 2012, Barack Obama won the Democratic Party nomination with over 88% of the popular vote, a clear landslide as expected. Same scenario with the previous Democrat President, Bill Clinton, who won with over 88% of the popular vote as well. In fact, the last time a Democratic incumbent president was seriously challenged in the primaries was 1980, Ted Kennedy vs Jimmy Carter.

It is the beginning of 2015, Hillary Clinton has not even decided if she is going to run and she already has the largest lead in the history of the Democratic Party. She is currently polling over 60%, with the nearest competition being Elizabeth Warren at 11.9% (Warren is adamant she will not run).

What does that mean? If Hillary does decide to run…READ MORE