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Amira writes: "Will Hillary Clinton run for president again? It's the single most salient question surrounding the 2016 race."

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (photo: Brendan Smialowski/AP)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (photo: Brendan Smialowski/AP)

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-4 # Barbara K 2013-02-03 12:30
I hope so, but maybe she just wants to rest now. I think she would be a great President.
 
 
+5 # Lolanne 2013-02-03 14:12
Quoting Barbara K:
I hope so, but maybe she just wants to rest now. I think she would be a great President.


I do agree, Barbara, but I am a bit concerned...hav e thought for some time that she does not look good -- either exhausted or in ill health. I hope it is the former (and, of course, there's that fall and subsequent concussion, clot) and that after resting a while and giving herself time to completely recover, she'll come back strong!

But I agree with balconsfalk about not wanting to see focus on a presidential race so far ahead! (I DON'T agree with you, though, balconsfalk, about her hair length; I think it ages her and is not at all flattering. Not that that has anything to do with anything...)

And Artemis (below): I LOVE Elizabeth Warren and would love to see her become president someday. But I think she'd stand a better chance and be a better president with a few more years experience under her belt.
 
 
+4 # RLF 2013-02-04 07:27
Hillary would just be another corp. and bank friendly president like her Glass/Steagal destroying, internet bubble creating husband...or her present boss...we see exactly how progressive he is! Jill Stein...there is the candidate.
 
 
-1 # RLF 2013-02-04 07:28
Chelsea??? You people actually would entertain dynasty? What idiots!
 
 
0 # RLF 2013-02-04 07:31
Well said Antemedius! Hillary is just another Corporate schill!
 
 
-1 # RLF 2013-02-04 07:33
Ugh! I think you are right! I'm waiting for the straw...
 
 
-6 # moafu@yahoo.com 2013-02-03 12:45
The single most salient question around the 2016 race will be: "How do we blame the Republicans for the change from the Dollar to the Yuan as the basis of world currency?!"
 
 
-7 # patmonk 2013-02-03 12:46
2016: Clinton/Obama. A winning combination.
 
 
-13 # charsjcca 2013-02-03 13:02
I hope she accepts her status. I would vote for Chelsea but NOT Hillary. She is far too old. I think that the best choice
on the Blue side is Andrew Cuomo in 2016.
 
 
+3 # Ralph Averill 2013-02-03 14:43
Chelsea?! I think it unlikely that Chelsea wants to see the inside of the White House ever again. When she was growing up it was the scene of more than one family crisis and a lot of tension between her parents.
 
 
+19 # balconesfalk 2013-02-03 13:04
I hope the press, and that includes RSN, will give it a rest and try to make copy on something less than four years off. It is most definitely not the time for any definitive statements or announcements. Peaking early is what went wrong last time. I'm all for her, but can't bear to see a public campaign start three years ahead of time! The American public tires too easily to sustain a win from this far off a time.
 
 
+1 # balconesfalk 2013-02-03 13:08
I am grateful that she has chosen to let her hair grow longer, it helps to date film clips of her to keep things in their proper cronological perspective.
 
 
+13 # Artemis 2013-02-03 13:09
What is wrong with all these fans of Hillary Clinton? Is it because she is a woman? - ok most of us want to see a woman president, but Hillary Clinton, no thanks!
Is it because she appears to be more middle of the road sensible than most of the men out there, a lesser evil? - she may be, but take a close look at her record and her statements on foreign policy.
She lost it somewhere along the way to the top. Come on, get real! Give me an Elizabeth Warren any day!
 
 
-11 # Hirspray 2013-02-03 13:20
The Democrats want another winner and she has thefirepower and money and people behind her. But she will be around 65 yrs and her and Bill's health are factors. I wish she had been the pres these last 2terms with us looking at Obama in 2016. It always made more sense age and experience wise. I want a woman but if things do't go well, Andrew Cuomo jr would be my choice.
 
 
-5 # MidwestTom 2013-02-03 13:23
I think that the Obama part of the party is behind and pushing Biden based on his sudden increased exposure.
 
 
-9 # Regina 2013-02-03 13:37
The War Against Women warriors are hysterical in their noise about Hillary's possible candidacy four years from now. After all, it's the liberals who forced them -- twice! -- to put up with an African American as president (and the worst among them frantically tried to delete the "American" from that designation). Now they want to foist a female on this poor bedeviled country???
 
 
+6 # reiverpacific 2013-02-03 14:48
Quoting Regina:
The War Against Women warriors are hysterical in their noise about Hillary's possible candidacy four years from now. After all, it's the liberals who forced them -- twice! -- to put up with an African American as president (and the worst among them frantically tried to delete the "American" from that designation). Now they want to foist a female on this poor bedeviled country???

Why don't you just say 'Nigga's" and "Bitches" and be done with it! You really want another blinkered, corrupt or corruptible white guy to bedevil the country farther?
 
 
0 # EPGAH3 2013-02-04 07:29
What's that about bedeviling?
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/15857-obamas-secret-assassins
Read that article, then jump to the Comment by Allen_23
Look at all the things Obama's done that people would lynch if it was an "evil" white, especially Republican, but noone will stand up to the Black Democrat Obama!
 
 
0 # EPGAH3 2013-02-04 07:32
You know, all we need is an illegal half-Black Latina President, she could declare America a monarchy empire, and people would cheer for fear of being called "Racist", rather than fear of being shot by her Praetorian Guard!
 
 
+5 # Regina 2013-02-03 16:28
To my red-thumbers: I guess readers don't recognize sarcasm unless the sarcastics warn them up front. Sorry!
 
 
0 # Regina 2013-02-03 16:29
See my note about sarcasm.
 
 
+1 # reiverpacific 2013-02-03 18:36
Quoting Regina:
See my note about sarcasm.

One of the skills of sarcasm is making it believable and clear without obscuring your point.
And there are enough reactionaries, some of who post on this forum, that it's hard to tell the difference, so if you aren't clear, you'll lose the whole point of any irony. Sarcasm is one of the last refuges of the humorless if clumsily applied.
Woof!.
 
 
0 # Regina 2013-02-03 16:30
Mee-oww!
 
 
+1 # bmiluski 2013-02-04 13:30
What the h**l are you talking about. No one forced us to put up with President Obama. Given the alternative in both elections the CHOICE was easy. And please explain "Now they want to foist a female on this poor bedeviled country". Given that woman are left brained (language and logic) that might not be such a bad idea.
 
 
+7 # Vern Radul 2013-02-03 14:12
QUOTE: "It’s the single most salient question surrounding the 2016 race"?

No. The single most salient question surrounding the 2016 election or any other years election is "when will people will stop buying the two party con game?"
 
 
+9 # djnova50 2013-02-03 14:13
I'd voter for Elizabeth Warren before I'd vote for Hillary.
 
 
0 # reiverpacific 2013-02-03 14:45
H.C. is far too close to the interior of the Beltway establishment and a bit too cosy with some of the unco' religious and prayer breakfasters.
She's served her time and the country needs new blood. Given that you'll never get a true progressive "allowed" to even get close to the White House, I quite like Julian Castro -that Latino-a vote is becoming more valuable every cycle.
 
 
+13 # hoodwinkednomore 2013-02-03 14:47
What about the issues of the day, folks? That would be today. I hope we don't have to waste more time wondering whether or not she is going to run...she said she's going to be working with husband and daughter on various foundation work. If she runs, great. If not, great.

What about pipeline discussion? Climate Change? Too many guns killing too many people? suicides of vets? Farm animal cruelty and abuse? Monsanto GMOs altering our food supply with poison? Hmmmm, any number of salient topics...
 
 
+2 # nice2blucky 2013-02-03 22:38
You say, "If [Hillary] runs, great."

Then you ask, "What about pipeline discussion? Climate Change? Too many guns killing too many people? suicides of vets? Farm animal cruelty and abuse? Monsanto GMOs altering our food supply with poison?"

What will Hillary do on any of those issues?
 
 
-23 # skylinefirepest 2013-02-03 15:12
Why would I NOT vote for Hillary?? Well, lets see...she doesn't like military service, she is a confirmed liar, she does not take personal responsibility when her decisions kill people, she's old and she's ugly...yeah, that about sums it up!!
 
 
+2 # reiverpacific 2013-02-06 11:04
Quoting skylinefirepest:
Why would I NOT vote for Hillary?? Well, lets see...she doesn't like military service, she is a confirmed liar, she does not take personal responsibility when her decisions kill people, she's old and she's ugly...yeah, that about sums it up!!

You're mistakenly talking about Jan Brewer, right? In which case you are dead on except for the military bit.
 
 
0 # billymathew 2013-02-03 22:50
HRC is an absolute bitch. He hasn't done anything to achieve peace anywhere in the world. Her legacy is more death and destruction wherever the US went over the last four years. It is wise for the US to dump her. If she becomes President in 2016, the US will sink and take the rest of the West with it.
 
 
0 # Allen 23 2013-02-03 22:51
No matter who is nominated & elected, the policy will be endless war & military spending, further upwards transfers of wealth, with the corporate elite controlling news coverage & essentially writing all legislation.

But this policy can be cloaked under 2 different costumes. If a Blue Person is elected the foregoing will take place with more smiles, and more pseudo-liberal rationales. Hillary will claim to be introducing "health care for the people," or "protecting the environment," or some such BS. The militarism will be presented in milder tones, emphasizing themes like "stabilization" rather than "killing our enemies."

On the other hand, if the president is a Red Guy there will be no smiley face. There will be more in-your-face militarism, with overtly blood-thirsty rhetoric. There will be more blatant pandering to the Religious Right.

That's the only "choice" the system will permit.
 
 
+1 # NOMINAE 2013-02-03 23:40
Aside from the lilting and lovely alliteration in the sentence, there IS no "single most salient question surrounding the 2016 election."

This is simply due to the fact that we have four more YEARS of living to do between now and then, and there is NO "scientific model" upon which to prognosticate political winds and personal foibles.

"Salience" is defined as "standing out". Four years into the future is better described as a FOG. We have nothing but dreams and guesswork about four years into the future, unless we are *serious* psychics, so the entire question carries all the weight of the imaginary projections in fantasy football.

But, take heart, there are plenty of REAL questions upon which to productively focus our attention in the present.
 
 
+1 # CAMUS1111 2013-02-04 16:29
Why can't the dems nominate a true progressive female?
 
 
0 # billeeboy 2013-02-07 14:10
More attention, please, to what is, or is not, happening in Washington, and less on the election almost four years from now!
 
 
0 # Corvette-Bob 2013-02-15 15:00
The issue is to nominate a person who can win the election. No candidate will be perfect for the Presidency. Just look who was running for the nomiation on behalf of the Republicans. The only candidate who was smart enought to hold the job of president was Jon Huntsman but the Republicans instead selected a deeply flawed candidate who had little chance of winning the election. I do not believe that Hillary Clinton has made up her mind. I believe she will make her mind up in approximately one year. If I had to bet I would bet that she will decide to run and she will be elected. The ony thing that could stop her is her health.
 

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