Hillary's Jumping Ship? Will We See a Campaign Committee Formed Soon?

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Will Hillary make another run for the oval office in 2012?

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  2. No chance and I'll explain in my post.

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    Okay, I don't have a link (yet) and will post one as soon as I can locate one from a credible source. But I've heard on Fox News, ABC TV and ABC radio news today speculation that Hillary Clinton is not happy in her current role and may be bailing out as Secretary of State soon.

    What do you think? Any truth to the rumor?

    And if true, does that signal a challenge to President Obama in 2012 IF his approval ratings continue to slip?
     
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    No. It's too late.

    Hillary would have had to quit last year. Now, with the situations in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, etc. combined with the tragedy in Japan, bailing before the end of Obama's first term will make her look like a Big Rat. She can't run against him while she is Secretary of State. She is in A Pickle.

    I will make one caveat: If Obama decides not to run for reelection, then Hillary will run. But I doubt The One will do that.
     
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    Interesting perspective. From what I'm hearing though, she is really crossways in principle with a lot of the Annointed One's foreign policy and the way he is handling various criticial situations. And if that sentiment gains momentum, I'm wondering if she doesn't see it as an opportunity to explain how she would do it differently or better?
     
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    She'd have to resign as Secretary of State to do that. She can't campaign on how she differs from him while representing his policy.

    If she did resign soon, she then invokes the Big Rat Quitter reputation.

    Note to Rat in the Hat - Hillary is not Your Kind of Rat.
     
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    No. More than likely she will continue being Secretary of State. I heard somewhere she might replace Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense. Regardless of if she replaces Robert Gates or not, she will continue to build her credentials until a possible presidential run in 2016 or beyond. I think she is building a great image as an excellent stateswoman.
     
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    In Republicans wet dreams? Yes.

    In reality? No.
     
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    She may bail as Sec'y of State, but she's not 'jumping ship'. If she quits as Sec'y of State, look for her on the lecture circuit. She'll get major coin and continued support. Maybe, sometime four years from now, she'll get her presidential committee going.

    Hillary's a soldier, a boy scout. No Ted Kennedy-style run against an incumbent for her.
     
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    never a doubt... she's a rodham-clinton, which now that i see it in print might actually be worse than weiner, unfortunate names.
     
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    I wouldnt mind if Obama's dog announced it is running. I'd vote for it.
     
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    she is a big rat bod, the kind that can win the primary. she'll find the right bone to pick.
    mark penn is probably already polling, usin some o that stimulus spendin' money. the sec state job will only bolster her sanctimony, this is human nature.
     
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