She had a good run as Secretary of State, but this crisis in the final months of her term is causing some major headaches.
Could the Libya crisis hurt Hillary Clinton's chances for 2016?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/12/2012|
She has already gone on record as saying she will not run for Prez.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/24/2012|
She'll be too old
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/24/2012|
R1, she's the front-runner for 2016 and an increasing number of people are saying she's considering it.
Bill Clinton said yesterday that he doesn't know what she's decided yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/24/2012|
R3 She said she has no interest in politics. Once this election is over she plans to retire from public life.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/24/2012|
R1 and R4: do you realize how many *scores* of politicos have claimed they have "no interest" in running for a given political job ... and then go right and have a "change of heart"? Whatever Hillary's claimed publicly up until now is completely irrelevant. Remember that politicians keep their cards up their sleeves until needed ... or have you bitches already forgotten how long it took for Obama's opinion on gay marriage to "evolve"? (never mind that he was quoted on the record in favor of it FIFTEEN YEARS AGO)
OP: no, whatever happens in Libya will not affect the U.S. or anyone in American politics negatively. There's a limited amount we can do regardless, barring a full-scale military intervention (which many of us absolutely do NOT want, for countless reasons).
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/24/2012|
Well Hillary is wrapping up her Secretary of State job in January, no matter what.
She will have 3 years to enjoy retirement.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/24/2012|
I'm not seeing Hills enjoying retirement.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/24/2012|
R4, Bil Clinton is not ruling out her running. That tells you something.
Nancy Pelosi has said Hillary is our best shot for 2016.
Kirsten Gillibrand has asked her to run.
Hillary leads all Dems in matchups out for 2016.
That's why I think the Republicans are trying to hurt Hillary by blaming the Libya crisis on her.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/24/2012|
I happen to think she will run. And I don't see how the Libya crisis is going to hurt her.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/24/2012|
Reagan was older than her.
She will run, and she will win.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/24/2012|
And we often forget the life expectancy of females is greater than that of males. She'll run.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/24/2012|
People forget the latest news a week later. Look at Missouri. Akin is going to beat McCaskill.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/24/2012|
McCaskill is ahead in the polls.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/24/2012|
FWIW, every single "moderate" I know, specifically moderates who tend to lean a bit right, have told me that they would vote for her in a heartbeat. They feel safe with her in a way they don't feel with Obama. I don't get it, I feel she's just as liberal as he is, but whatever.
I really hope she runs.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/24/2012|
According to the fucktards at Fox News, yes!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/24/2012|
I don't think people will even remember it 4 years from now.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/24/2012|
No matter what happens with Obama's second term, and no matter how her time as Secretary of State ends, Hillary Clinton will be elected in a landslide in 2016 if she decides to run. Historic. She'll manage to break into some of the states that have eluded the Democrats since Bill's runs. It won't mean a sea change - it didn't mean one when Bill one parts of the South as a southerner - but unless her first term involves her taking bribes on camera while taking a dump on the Oval Office eagle, she'll get two terms out of it.
Oh, of course. She has to "decide." Right.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/24/2012|
[quote], whatever happens in Libya will not affect the U.S. or anyone in American politics negatively. There's a limited amount we can do regardless, barring a full-scale military intervention (which many of us absolutely do NOT want, for countless reasons).
CNN is REALLY REALLY hoping the Libya situation is going to blow up and bring down the Obama Administration, they're practically giddy over the prospect.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/24/2012|
Hillary had virulent haters not just when she was First Lady, but also when she ran for President in 2008. One of the reasons some Democrats turned to Obama was because they considered him less polarizing.
Her current beloved status is a function of her not holding elected office. If she runs in 2016, the Republicans will go all out to demonize her the way she was demonized in the past and the way Obama is demonized now.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/24/2012|
I wouldn't expect them to do anything else.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/24/2012|
Personally I have found the voters don't care no matter how many Americans are killed on your watch. Yee haw!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/24/2012|
Why wouldn't Hillary renew her term as Sec of State? Who would replace her?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/24/2012|
I can't imagine her looking at the prospect of being the first woman president in an easy election against the sure-to-be-deranged Republicans and saying "nah, who needs it?"
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/24/2012|
Ok, I'll ask again. How is Libya Hillary's fault?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/24/2012|
R23, Susan Rice or John Kerry will replace her.
She is tired and needs a rest.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/24/2012|
My partner is visible at the State Dept and while she doesn't work for Hillary, she's closely aligned. It's well known in certain circles that she's going to leave after this election and gear up for 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/12/2012|
I think most people are sick of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/12/2012|