Hillary Clinton continued to act coy about her plans to run for president on Friday, telling reporters in Mexico City that she would be “making a decision around probably after the first of the year.” It’s good to know that the potential future president will be roughly as indecisive as the one we’ve got now.

Clinton was in the Mexican capital to speak at a Telmex Foundation event, honoring scholarship students who had been granted funds through the charitable organization. Speaking about her decision to run for the White House in 2016, Clinton assured listeners that her background as first lady, senator, and Secretary of State gave her a “unique vantage point” that would benefit the office. On the other hand, she said she wanted to be sure she had a “clear vision” of what she would want to accomplish as president.

Barring the shockingly unforeseen, there is virtually no doubt that Hillary plans to make a run for it. While readers probably don’t need an explanation of why that’s a bad thing for America, the proposition of a Mrs. Clinton term may be worse than you realized. Putting Clinton in office would not only be a continuation of the worst aspects of the Obama administration – much more of which this country cannot endure – but a callback to the big government policies of her husband.

But that doesn’t even scratch the surface when it comes to how awful this woman is for the United States. Other serious problems include:

  • She is the mastermind of the Obamacare individual mandate. If you think that even a Democrat would surely get rid of this monstrosity, rest assured that this one wouldn’t. If anything, she might be inclined to expand it into full-scale socialized healthcare.
  • Her involvement in the Benghazi coverup is still very much under investigation. She has yet to submit to further congressional questioning about the event that left four Americans dead in Libya. Until we are able to get to the truth of that fateful September evening, Clinton should not be anywhere near a position of government power, much less the presidency.
  • Finally, there is no record of her effectiveness is either her senate role or her tenure as Secretary of State. These were clearly resume-building roles for her and little more.

Despite her abysmal political record, she currently enjoys a lot of popularity amongst registered Democrats. With the GOP field still wide open, Republicans are going to have to think long and hard about who they want to support going into the main election. I think it’s going to be a tough primary field in 2016, especially if Mitt Romney decides to throw his hat into the ring again. If we don’t put someone up who is both inspiring and effective, we could easily see the White House go to the Dems for a third straight term. Not only would this be a catastrophe for the country, but it could trigger a shift to the left for the GOP. That’s the kind of long-term, irreversible damage a Clinton victory could cause.

Whether she’d decided or not, Republicans need to be ready.