Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton feels well-rested, and based on the remarks she made at the annual American Bar Association meeting in San Fransisco, she plans to tour the nation to give a series of speeches. The purpose of the speeches is to restore trust in the government, and the tour is already being dubbed the “Listen Up!” tour.
Many are already speculating that Clinton will run in 2016. A recently-conducted poll that was released on July 24, by Marist College Institute of Public Opinion shows Hillary leading all her possible GOP contenders, should she decide to run.
The poll shows that Clinton outdistances her closest potential opponent, Vice President Joe Biden, by almost five-to-one in a hypothetical contest. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley each receives single-digit support.
Among Democrats nationally including Democratic leaning independents, here is how the contest stands:
• 63% Hillary Clinton
• 13% Joe Biden
• 6% Andrew Cuomo
• 1% Martin O’Malley
• 18% undecided
As for Republicans, the above infographic shows she leads all Republican possible contenders if she were to announce her candidacy for the Presidency.
Clinton score particularly high with minority groups, and according to those in attendance at the ABA meeting, she does plan to address issues that affect the minority community.
The schedule for national tour in which Clinton will be giving lectures will be announced soon.
Newscast Media AUSTIN—Some people where born with a sense of destiny. A sense of purpose, if you will. They believe there was something that was started that they were born to finish. Such is the case of George P. Bush.
Soon after the 2012 presidential election, there was bewilderment on the GOP side about what direction the party would take, and who would lead it. It would be another Bush who would spark speculation among analysts, that the prominent political family had the solution to the vacuum looming, after what many viewed was a questionable election.
George P. Bush did not waste time second-guessing his next move. His cousin Jenna, one of the Bush twins, always teased him that he was the “future” president of the United States.
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Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—After having served as Secretary of State for the past four years, Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to have changed her mind about stepping down from the position. Clinton plans to ensure a smooth transition, US official said Wednesday.
“I don’t think the secretary’s plans have changed,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
“You’ve heard her say many times that she intends to see through a transition of a successor and then she will go back to private life and enjoy some rest, and think and write and all those things.”
Nuland declined to spell out what the current administration plans to accomplish for the next four years and said that is up to Barack Obama.
“We just had an election last night. There are people who were up a lot of the night counting and enjoying it. So I’m not going to stand here and make any big predictions on the second term,” she told journalists.
One of the names being floated around about Clinton’s possible replacement is Senator John Kerry.
There is also speculation that the 65-year-old former first lady could possibly run for president in 2016, but Clinton has publicly denied she harbors such ambitions.
Newscast Media — There is growing speculation over what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role might be in the Obama administration in 2012. According to a Bloomberg poll conducted recently, she topped the list of the most popular political figures in the U.S., garnering a 64 percent approval rating. In the same poll President Barack Obama came in third at 53 percent, with his wife taking second place.
This has caused some pundits and political analysts to second-guess whether she might replace Joe Biden in 2012 and run on the Obama ticket, or for president in 2016.
This national conversation started when CNN’s John King asked Bob Woodward about the rumour that Obama would do a switch and make Clinton his running mate instead of Biden.
“It’s on the table,” Woodward replied. “And some of Hillary Clinton’s advisers see it as a real possibility in 2012. President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries. So they switch jobs and not out of the question,” he added.
Woodward also suggested that the real focus of the US Secretary of State is 2016.
“Hillary Clinton could run in her own right in 2016 and be younger than Ronald Reagan when he was elected president,” he said.
However, even though both scenarios look attractive to Democrats, there is the Michelle Obama factor. It is speculated that one of the reasons Hillary Clinton was not on the 2008 Obama ticket was because Michelle Obama didn’t feel comfortable with her. The fact that Bill Clinton is her husband and former US president would have created a power struggle between her husband and Mrs.Clinton.
Keep in mind that both Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama are alpha females, so it makes sense that Mrs. Obama would prefer someone like Joe Biden as opposed locking horns with Mrs. Clinton who is “all things alpha.” It is therefore unlikely that Biden will be replaced by Clinton in 2012.
Another scenario would be for Clinton to challenge Obama directly due to her popularity with Democrats. The problem with that argument is that it would cause a division amongst Democrats who would view her as someone attempting to oust the first black president, and if the Democrats loyal to Obama just decide to stay at home, it would guarantee a Republican landslide victory.
The third possible scenario would be for Clinton to run in 2016. However, this scenario would also present its own challenges because by that time there will be younger Democrats with less baggage that she might have to face.
Experts believe that one of the reasons Democrats jumped ship in 2008 and joined Obama’s camp was because they wanted someone fresh, who many viewed as an outsider, and that’s how Obama presented himself to them. Today, a lot of Obama voters are now suffering from buyer’s remorse because of all his broken promises.
One also has to remember that if the Republicans nominate a strong candidate who ends up winning in 2012 and is able to turn the economy around, voters are unlikely to vote for a Democrat in 2016, because their memory of the current economic crisis would still be on their minds. The November mid-terms are a prelude to how politicians are viewed by their own constituents, and the rise of the Tea Party movement is an avalanche that even George Soros admitted is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.