It's pretty simple: If Obama wins the presidency, she's done for good. Unless of course she's content to make a career out of the Senate. At 60 years old, and with the Clinton cache fading quickly, it's highly unlikely that she would be around for another run in 2016 (at age 68). IMO, when she loses the nomination to Obama, her only hope will be to try to get him defeated so that she can run again in 2012. IMO, she is not likely to put the interests of her party ahead of her personal ambitions. I base this opinion on how much campaigning she did for Gore and Kerry...effectively zilch. Why do you think Hillary has not yet thrown in the towel?