There is no way to know for sure, but it looks like Hillary Clinton might just be doing it again. She has announced her plans to leave her post as Secretary of State at the end of the year. This would free her up to prepare and strategize for a campaign for the presidency in 2016. The political pundits, the experts and the media are speculating on her possible run for the presidency. But the fact is, no one knows for sure.
In a recent article for ABC News, Dana Hughes examines the possibility of her candidacy, and even uses astrology to get to the bottom of this.
The way politics are going these days it seems candidates need to start their campaigns as early as possible. In 2008, when Hillary lost the nomination to Barack Obama it wasn’t by a landslide. She had a darn good shot at the White House. So, why not give it a try again in 2016?
Hillary is still a young 65, and doesn’t look like she’s ready to start drawing Social Security. She’s cut her teeth not just as First Lady for 8 years, but also as a Senator from New York for 8 years, and then as the Secretary of State for the last four. She’s more than qualified to run. And besides, isn’t it time we saw a woman in the oval office?
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Journalists and commentators speculated that Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention did as much to prop up Hillary with the Democratic Party and set her up for a possible 2016 presidential bid, as it did to help Obama now. The Clintons are not going away anytime soon.
But one possible bit of bad news for the Clintons, and possibly for Hillary’s 2016 presidential bid, is that Monica Lewinsky, the most famous intern in the history of the White House is shopping around a tell-all book about her affair with former President Bill Clinton. The 39-year-old is making the rounds in the publishing world, and rumors are that she’ll land a multi-million advance. Apparently, the book is full of salacious details of her affair with former President Clinton.
But if Hillary Clinton does run for president, will she win? Well, that depends on what happens in 2012. If Obama gets re-elected, and the economy picks up, and if Obamacare really works to the benefit of the American people, she might have a good chance. But maybe she would have a better chance if Mitt Romney wins the election. The way that man is running his campaign is a good indication of how he’d run the country. So, by 2016, the American people would probably be desperate for a change.
Still, we need to look at who would run against Clinton on the Republican side. Speculations abound: Romney once again, Sarah Palin, and even Marco Rubio. Thoughts?