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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM

Hillary Clinton Indicates She Could Remain Secretary Of State Longer Than Expected

Source: Huffington Post


In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hillary Clinton indicated that she could remain President Barack Obama's secretary of state longer than expected.

"A lot of people have talked to me about staying," Clinton explained.

When asked if current events will force her departure date to slip, she said it was "unlikely," but for the first time left open that possibility for the short term.


Clinton has previously said that she plans to step down from her position in the Obama administration after the president's first term should he win reelection.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/hillary-clinton-secretary-of-state_n_2016388.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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Reply Hillary Clinton Indicates She Could Remain Secretary Of State Longer Than Expected (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 OP
still_one Oct 2012 #1
ffr Oct 2012 #45
still_one Oct 2012 #46
graham4anything Oct 2012 #2
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #6
graham4anything Oct 2012 #7
TBF Oct 2012 #8
djg21 Oct 2012 #12
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #18
Beacool Oct 2012 #38
djg21 Nov 2012 #50
Beacool Nov 2012 #54
antigop Oct 2012 #14
TBF Oct 2012 #27
antigop Oct 2012 #28
TBF Oct 2012 #30
antigop Oct 2012 #32
TBF Oct 2012 #33
antigop Oct 2012 #34
antigop Oct 2012 #35
antigop Oct 2012 #36
SoapBox Oct 2012 #3
onehandle Oct 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #5
SoFlaJet Oct 2012 #9
Life Long Dem Oct 2012 #10
Swede Atlanta Oct 2012 #11
Robbins Oct 2012 #15
antigop Oct 2012 #17
monmouth Oct 2012 #19
antigop Oct 2012 #21
juajen Oct 2012 #43
antigop Oct 2012 #47
antigop Oct 2012 #48
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #23
antigop Oct 2012 #24
Adenoid_Hynkel Oct 2012 #16
bigdarryl Oct 2012 #13
Malivoire Oct 2012 #25
Beacool Oct 2012 #39
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #20
antigop Oct 2012 #22
asjr Oct 2012 #26
antigop Oct 2012 #29
antigop Oct 2012 #31
Beacool Oct 2012 #37
JackN415 Oct 2012 #40
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #41
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #53
madokie Oct 2012 #42
DonCoquixote Oct 2012 #44
Scuba Oct 2012 #49
randome Nov 2012 #51
still_one Nov 2012 #52

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. I hope she does, and then runs for President in 2016. That is her time

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:20 PM

45. She has such a loyal following, but it'll hinge on whether we can re-elect Obama

GOTV. Then after 11/07/12, we'll start planning Hillary's 2016 campaign.

Would love to see her leading this country. She is such an awesome icon.

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Response to ffr (Reply #45)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:30 PM

46. Agreed

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. Hillary45. The time is now for a woman president, the strongest candidate of all is Hillary45.

 

and don't believe her denials.
No sane candidate (just the loony 3rd party nuts) declares 4 years in advance. Every sane candidate denies it so as not to be a foil for all the loons out there.)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:06 PM

6. She's just saying all the obligatory denial stuff for now

She'll run, and she'll have my vote. I didn't back her in 2008, but will gladly do so this time.

If anyone has paid their dues and earned it, it's her. She has one of the thickest resumes possible for the job.

And she'll steamroll Christie Creme, Rubio or whoever the GOP coughs up in 2016.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:08 PM

7. Yup, exactly how I was. Not a fan in 2008, she earned it. And IMHO it will be Clinton-Bush redux

 

same outcome as 1992.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

8. OK, lol @ Christie Creme ...

but you're right she would be a very formidable candidate at this point.

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Response to TBF (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:27 PM

12. Anyone but Andrew Cuomo

I pray that she runs.

I will vote Republican before I ever cast a vote for Andrew Cuomo.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:38 PM

18. for me, the dream ticket would be Hillary Clinton/Sherrod Brown

Something for the centrists, something for the progressives, and a battleground state covered

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Response to djg21 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:11 PM

38. Really?

Why do you dislike Cuomo so much? Hillary is my gal, but is Cuomo that bad?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:29 PM

50. He is finally being called for what he is.

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/19/andrew_cuomo_fake_democrat/

http://politicker.com/2012/11/chris-hayes-declares-war-on-governor-cuomo/

I don't care much for the "DINO" label, but the fact is that Cuomo is all about himself. The Prince could care less about ideals so long as he has an opportunity to advance his own political ambitions.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #50)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:52 PM

54. Hmmm, doesn't sound like he's like his father.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:29 PM

14. Nope..she is NOT the strongest candidate. And a primary will decide the Dem candidate.

It's not a coronation.

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Response to antigop (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:11 PM

27. I'm curious - who do you see as a stronger candidate at this point?

nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:14 PM

28. off topic for this thread...let's CONCENTRATE ON OBAMA FOR 2012! n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:19 PM

30. I already voted for Obama here in TX -

just curious as to why you're determined to bash Hillary. I find that a lot of fellow Texans feel the need to do so and it's troubling because most of them are republicans.

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Response to TBF (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:21 PM

32. So you voted...there's NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO TO GOTV? Geez n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #32)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:23 PM

33. Again avoiding the subject -

don't slam her if you're not willing to articulate why.

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Response to TBF (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:51 PM

34. I didn't "slam" her. I mentioned that a primary will take place. So you're not GOTV?? n/t

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Response to TBF (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:53 PM

35. If Obama doesn't win, the whole OP is pointless. Work on GOTV! Get to work. n/t

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Response to TBF (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:06 PM

36. So you're not going to work on GOTV? I am....see ya n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:04 PM

3. Cool!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:04 PM

4. Fine by me. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:05 PM

5. She has my support.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

9. That's fine with me too, as long as she

gets enough rest BEFORE the 2016 campaign season begins because she's going to be VERY VERY busy and then it'll be 8 years as the next POTUS. Hillary 2016...and 2020

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:23 PM

10. "Unlikely" Indicates She Could Remain?

 

Okay

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:24 PM

11. I think she has done an outstanding job as SoS......

 

I would have to lose her experience but I can understand if she wants to return to private life and potentially pursue other interests. She has previously indicated she is not interested in any future political life. We'll see. I supported her in 2008 and think she would make a tremendous president. I would definitely support her should she decide to pursue the White House in 2016. If BO is re-elected she would have some significant hurdles to overcome.

With the exception of GHWB following Reagan, the same party holding the WH for more than 2 terms is rare. I can't think of any other occurrence since the Constitution was amended to limit Presidents to two terms.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:29 PM

15. Hillary

She might stay on till spring or summer 2013.

A clue If she Is running will be will she be working to help Democrats In 2014 midterms.Also If you start seeing her on cable news
show defending Obama record once free of SoS job.

with approval rating over 60 percent she will almost be impossible to beat In 2016 If she runs.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

17. A primary will decide the Dem candidate in 2016. It's not a coronation. n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:40 PM

19. You already said that...LOL...n/t

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Response to monmouth (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:46 PM

21. because it needs to be repeated. n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:14 PM

43. Repetition is totally unnecessary.

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Response to juajen (Reply #43)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:06 PM

47. No it's not. Sometimes you have to repeat things until people understand them.

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Response to juajen (Reply #43)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:10 PM

48. there will be a primary, not a coronation. Got it? n/t

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Response to antigop (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:53 PM

23. calm down, we'll have a primary

But I think the odds of anyone beating her are slim

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:55 PM

24. there are other candidates. How about worrying about THIS ELECTION in 2012 instead of 2016 n.t

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

16. Well, we've only had three to serve two full terms since then

Reagan, Clinton and Bush II

Bush I won after Reagan
Gore "lost" after Clinton (and that is very, very arguable)
and Cheney chose not run (though he would have lost)

So we have one win, one "loss" and one abstain - so there's not a huge precedent that says she'll have a hard time

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:29 PM

13. And you know Obama is twisting her arm to stay

When he picked her she was initially was not interested and she said Obama can be very persuasive

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:09 PM

25. This would be great news...

Also there could be a political reasoning behind staying a bit longer. If Kerry is to be named the SOS to follow Clinton, then his Senate seat would be up for grabs and could possibly (hopefully not) go Republican. I could see that jerk Scott Brown running for it when he gets flattened by Warren in November. With Hilary staying a bit longer, that would ease up any concerns on that senate seat while trying to get through various budget and tax legislation prior to next summer.

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:21 PM

39. It wasn't just Obama.

She already had a statement ready to release and tried to call Obama to thank him for being considered, but that the answer was no. She actually liked being a senator and wanted to continue being independent. He had been given a heads up about her decision and "wasn't able" to take her call. That night Biden, who has been a good friend for years, worked on her and appealed to her patriotism. Basically saying to her that the country was in a mess and Obama couldn't do it all by himself. The following morning she called Obama to accept his offer.



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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

20. I've always been a fan of Hillary's!

I supported her in 2008. When it was apparent that Obama would have the nomination, I (like Hillary) got behind him 100%. That's what this is all about.

Hillary is one of the most intelligent people in our world today. She is politically smart, she is street smart, and she is wise beyond her years. She knows when to think of "the one" and she knows when to think of "the many". She has selflessly considered "the many" a great number of times in her career.

If she chooses to run in 2016, I will be thrilled.

I look at someone like Sarah Palin...and I thank God for women like Hillary!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:52 PM

22. she "could remain"....or she could leave n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:09 PM

26. I would rather see Obama appoint her to the SCOTUS.

As usual she would be fantastic.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:18 PM

29. people need to quit cheerleading for 2016 and concentrate on OBAMA FOR 2012 n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:19 PM

31. if Obama doesn't WIN IN 2012, IT WON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE...CONCENTRATE ON OBAMA 2012! geez nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:08 PM

37. That would be great!!!

She wanted to leave because she's exhausted, but I hope that she stays a little longer.

I'm also hoping that she runs for president in 2016. We'll just have to wait and see.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

40. Depends on how many Dem senators, whether MA can find someone competing with Brown to replace Kerry

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:31 PM

41. Naming Kerry is too risky for the Senate. Appoint Biden SOS and...

Hillary for VP. Sets her up for a strong run in 2016. Just a thought.

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:37 PM

53. Biden was elected as VP. He would have to resign

And then Obama would have to go through the process of getting a new VP confirmed. Why would he do that?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:45 PM

42. Hillary is a good woman doing a yeomans job for us

and our President. I hope she will stay for the second term. I believe she will be the next president after Obama.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:02 PM

44. personally

I could see her in 2016, though I would prefer she have a SOLID PROGRESSIVE with her, and sorry to say, I do not see many that would do it. The one thing that she must avoid is putting Rahm Emmanuel as a Veep. That WILL be a line too far.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 06:46 AM

49. Good. She's doing a great job and we're lucky to have her.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:34 PM

51. Sure. Stay on as SOS. Then hire Susan Rice as your advisor.

Problem with Congress solved!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:45 PM

52. Of course she could, and the repukes won't have their show. Pompous bastards

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