After Barack Obama, it will be hard for the left to field a presidential candidate who will carry the banner of destructive progressivism with such ardor—an individual whose views are so at odds with everything that made America great. With Obama finally out of office in 2016, who could be worse? Unfortunately, the Democrat Party has a deep well of radical leftists to choose from. Two of the worst possible presidential candidates—meaning two of the Democrats’ favorites—are Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. As bad as President Obama has been—and he has been about as bad as presidents get—either of these potential candidates could give him a run for his money in tearing down America.

For a while it looked like the candidate to beat would be Hillary Clinton, but then it looked that way in 2008 too. Her leftwing, destructive progressivism credentials are impeccable. After all, Hillary is an icon of the far left and the reigning poster girl for the National Organization for Women (NOW). But Hillary has a problem, and I don’t mean Bill—although he is hardly an asset to her. The problem referred to here is the blood feud between the Clintons and the Obamas. The Obama’s and Clinton’s have never gotten along very well. In fact, they despise each other, and the animosity between them developed long before Hillary started distancing herself from Obama’s mounting failures.

Bill Clinton is out of the presidency, but not gone from the political scene. In between exploiting his presidency by charging exorbitant fees for making lame speeches, Bill Clinton is engaged in a death struggle—politically speaking—for control of the Democrat Party. His foe in this struggle is none other than Barack Obama.   Because of this feud as well as other baggage she carries, Hillary may not be the anointed candidate of Democrats after all. One of her biggest problems is that she needs to distance herself from President Obama on such issues as Benghazi, Syria, the economy, IRS bullying, NAS snooping, Crimea, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, the Marine being held in a Mexican jail, children at the Border, the Obama vs. Putin wimp factor, and a host of other issues. But in trying to distance herself from all that has made Obama a failed president, she risks alienating Obama’s loyal base of leftwing radicals who would still vote for him even if he turned out to be a closet Ayatollah.

While people who love America understandably fear the impending candidacy of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama is working behind the scenes to produce an alternative candidate—one who is not distancing herself from the Obama administration and one who may be Obama’s equal when it comes to destructive progressivism. That potential presidential candidate is Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren’s destructive progressivism credentials are such that she could go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama on most liberal issues without giving much ground. She is an anti-business, anti-military, anti-American environmental radical who thinks people earning minimum wage should be paid as much as the owners of the businesses that employ them.

Warren also thinks college students should be able to go to school free of charge, and does not seem to understand that free of charge means that you and I will have to pay for their education. She also pushes that tired old line about paying women who work in low-demand jobs as much as men who work in high-demand jobs (the old secretary vs. truck driver argument), and the law of supply-and-demand be damned. Of course Warren is pro-abortion, pro-socialism, and anti-Christianity.   In truth, she would make a great president—of France.

After eight years of Barack Obama, America cannot take another so-called progressive in the White House whose views are at least as destructive as Obama’s have been. The America envisioned by the Founders will not survive with Hillary or Elizabeth as president. I would like to think Americans have better sense than to elect either of these leftists as president, but those same Americans elected Barack Obama—not once but twice. God help us.