Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State is "My Last Public Position"

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has once more reiterated that she will not run for president in 2012, going so far as to refer to her current role in government as "my last public position."

    At a town hall meeting appearance in Manama, Bahrain on Friday, Clinton denied intentions to run for either president or vice president on the ticket with President Obama, who defeated her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Some experts have also speculated that she could replace Robert Gates next year when he retires as secretary of defense.

    "I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position," she said. Clinton's career has included not only her current position as secretary of state, but also eight years in the Senate representing New York.

    Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State is "My Last Public Position" - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    As controversial as Hillary has been in my life and yours, I think it is a mistake for her to walk away from Government Service. She is a force to be reckoned with, and is not done yet.
     
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    I do not like her and never have. When she resigns, hopefully she'll drag Pelosi out with her.
     
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    I don't like either of them, but I respect Hillary.
     
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    Good caveat there, bolded.
     
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    I can't believe people even think Obama will have a democratic challenger or that he won't pick Joe Biden to run again with him.
     
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    So, you see the Slick Willie Effect there, or possibly the Soros/Wikileak effect waiting to settle? I would have preferred Her as Governor of NY over Cuomo.
     
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    I'll believe it when she writes her memoirs, has a library built in her name and begins her speech tour.
    Until then i am convinced Mrs Rodham Rodham wants the White House.
     
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    There is a n unwritten rule that the sitting President is never challenged for nomination should he seek re-election.
    I think it would be the ultimate slap in the nuts for a democrat to challenge Obama. However, as much as Obama is unpopular, it would come as no surprise if Obama is asked by the DNC to not seek the nomination.
     
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    Didn't Teddy Kennedy challenge Carter? I'm pretty sure TR challenged Taft?
     
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    Never could bring myself to totally hate Hillary Clinton. Though I did work on the Rick Lazio campaign...

    To me, Hillary Clinton is a pretty steely white woman who unfortunately bought into the whole Saul Alinsky thing and went left/lib/D the rest of her life. She did not have the stuff to be president like her husband, whom she married for totally political purposes. But she still had stuff.

    Still think it's funny that when the 2008 race was Obama, Clinton and McCain, Ann Coulter declared Hillary to be the most conservative of the three. Coulter was probably right about that. Goes to show what a fucking joke the McCain campaign was.
     
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