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Tue May 7, 2013, 02:00 PM

B. Clinton: Hillary speculation is waste of time

Source: USA Today

1:29 p.m. EDT May 7, 2013

Former President Bill Clinton says he's frustrated that -- so soon after the 2012 election -- people are already discussing whether wife Hillary will run for president in 2016.

"I don't know what's going to happen, but I know this: that is the worst expenditure of our time," Clinton said during the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2013 Fiscal Summit in Washington.

The former president said of the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state:

"She's taking a role in the foundation, she's writing books, she's having a little fun being a private citizen for the first time in 20 years. We need to be worried about the work at hand. All of us do. So whoever the next president is has an easier set of choices."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/05/07/bill-clinton-hillary-clinton-2016-presidential-election/2141665/

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Reply B. Clinton: Hillary speculation is waste of time (Original post)
IDemo May 2013 OP
Orsino May 2013 #1
MADem May 2013 #2
KoKo May 2013 #10
marshall May 2013 #22
MADem May 2013 #23
kestrel91316 May 2013 #3
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #4
Myrina May 2013 #7
ReRe May 2013 #5
KoKo May 2013 #9
NYC_SKP May 2013 #6
marmar May 2013 #8
olddad56 May 2013 #11
ReRe May 2013 #12
NYC_SKP May 2013 #13
DonCoquixote May 2013 #14
ReRe May 2013 #29
NYC_SKP May 2013 #30
Beacool May 2013 #17
NYC_SKP May 2013 #18
Beacool May 2013 #20
NYC_SKP May 2013 #21
Beacool May 2013 #24
FrodosPet May 2013 #25
DonCoquixote May 2013 #15
Beacool May 2013 #16
KoKo May 2013 #19
RandiFan1290 May 2013 #26
graham4anything May 2013 #27
djean111 May 2013 #28

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:05 PM

1. Thus ensuring more speculation. n/t

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Response to Orsino (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:06 PM

2. He knows what he's doing. Well done, Bill! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:42 PM

10. Don't think so. If you'd seen his face and body language, you'd

have gotten the message that he was really concerned that focusing on Hillary or any Politician for 2016 was taking emphasis off what the country needs to address. He said we have "attention deficit about politics" here in America. If you get a chance to see a video try to watch it. Bloomberg Financial probably has it up on their Website by now.

He wasn't playing a sly fox... he was serious.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:48 PM

22. Still, I trust that she is his first priority

If she wants it, he'll try his best to make it happen.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:55 PM

23. He's best when he's serious. nt

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:15 PM

3. Memo to DU: Stop living in a future world of fantasy. Try addressing the REAL WORLD of NOW.

I doubt she'll run anyway.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 02:41 PM

4. "Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2013 Fiscal Summit in Washington"

'nuff said.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:16 PM

7. That in itself should be reason enough NOT to nominate her.

We really need someone on OUR side, 100%, after the 16+ years of unrestrained vulture capitalist greed that's run the country.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:03 PM

5. So, the Big Dawg was at....

.... Pete Peterson's Foundation's 2013 Fiscal Summit. Hello? Did anyone catch that? That would be one Peter G(eorge) "Pete" Peterson, who financed the "Fix the Debt" Campaign with his $458 Million in 2011. He's the one leading the Fix the Debt Campaign against Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and other programs that aid the poor in our society. And there sat the Big Dawg next to him, chit-chatting about Hillary. Well, isn't that speccchhhial?
Can you say "DLC", boys and girls? DLC, that's right, i.e. Third Way. The right wing of the left wing, if you will. The right wing of the Democratic Party. Excuse me...

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Response to ReRe (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:23 PM

9. Yes, the Petersen Foundation's gathering with Bill Clinton and Bill Gates

was on live "Bloomberg Finance" this a.m. And, I heard Bill say that about speculation about Hillary running.

I watched both Bills and while they said a few things I could agree with most of the dialogue was on how their view of the world (Jobs, NAFTA, Education, Immigration (allowing workers in because they claim there aren't enough "qualified American workers") was kind of depressing to me. That Bill Clinton still praises NAFTA and claims that Mexicans aren't coming over the border is because NAFTA allowed economic situation in Mexico to grow and thrive ...was enough to make me gag. The "over the border" was due to the Housing Boom (Construction, Landscaping) and when that Bubble crashed they were sent back to Mexico. Bill C. said that "inspite of the border gun wars that NAFTA had allowed Mexico to open 100's of Colleges/Universities and so the education opportunities of the Mexicans had kept them there rather than having them come here.

Anyway...some things they both said I agreed with but the rest was really depressing (for me as a Dem) to listen to. Their view of all the good things they feel they've done seems so different from what the reality that many of us are seeing here in America today.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:14 PM

6. K/R in anticipation that he is telegraphing the truth. No more Bushes or Clintons, please.

Give us more like Warren and this woman:



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:21 PM

8. " No more Bushes or Clintons, please."




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Response to marmar (Reply #8)

Tue May 7, 2013, 03:49 PM

11. No Bushes ever. I thought Bill was a good president, compared to most. I think Hillary would be also

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:10 PM

12. Yeah, Baby... where's Jennifer?

Elizabeth Warren for President and Jennifer Granholm for her Vice President. However, I think Jennifer and Deval Patrick gave the best short fired-up speeches at the convention last Sept.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #12)

Tue May 7, 2013, 05:43 PM

13. I met and spent some time chatting with Governor Granholm last Thursday.

I am still on cloud nine to have been sitting down right next to her talking about workforce development, and starstruck took four pictures with her with arms around each other.

OH MY GOD!

She's awesome and witty.

What a team they would make!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #13)

Tue May 7, 2013, 06:57 PM

14. sadly

since Jen was born in canada, she is not eligible for the oval office.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #13)

Wed May 8, 2013, 11:34 AM

29. Well, aren't you lucky!

I miss her on Current. Jennifer can't become President, as she was born in Canada.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #29)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:25 PM

30. Some folks asked her about it and she didn't explain, but she seemed a bit sad to say "no".

I told her how much I liked her on Current and she said "thank you", I wasn't looking to ask her about future gigs or why she left.

She's doing quite a bit in promoting a green jobs "Race to the Top" and I appreciate that!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:10 PM

17. She can't run.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #17)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:13 PM

18. I just learned that. How sad.

Hey Beacool!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #18)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:06 PM

20. Hi!!!

How are you and how are the cutie pies?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #20)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:13 PM

21. Everybody is hippity hoppity!

Funny now that Ginny is the older wiser more sedate dog, Millie bounces off the walls, and my old mom loves them both!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #21)

Wed May 8, 2013, 01:00 AM

24. I don't blame her, they are both adorable.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 07:39 PM

15. which translated from Clintonese means

"I know my our minions are ready, but we need to delay things so as not to get the full focused scrutiny we would deserve. Wait until The young Turks is off the air, that way we only have to worry about the right."

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:09 PM

16. I'm glad that Bill said it.

He had already said that Hillary would not make any decision until after the midterm elections next year. People (mainly the media) need to back off and let the woman have some down time.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:41 PM

19. K&R...

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:08 AM

26. Did Bill clear that with G4A first?

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:13 AM

27. I am looking forward to seeing this real picture be the case. Hillary45.

 



one doesn't need to speculate, because its a Done Deal.

Andrew Cuomo already is backing away from the race
and Joe Biden will symbolically run and between them, that's 80% of the vote

the only ones who don't want here are the 20% in America.
The question is-
Will Joe Biden be VP for a 3rd term?
Will it be Kathleen Sebelius or Janet Napolitano, if its Kathleen, could we hope that Kansas could turn blue? If Kansas turned blue, one could dream of a 538 to 0 sweep by Hillary.

One things for certain, the neverwillbees should save peoples money. They ain't gonna come close

If this were 2016, the SC race would have been a landslide for Colbert=Busch.

The other candidates need coattails in the off year elections.

Bill looks good, just wish he got Led Zep back and made my wife happy.


Working for an 80-20 America. Because I love Hillary and Bill and all they did, and I love Barack Obama more, and wish for his agenda forever.

The most important thing of course is the courts. With 8 years of Hillary it will be 7 to 2.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:37 AM

28. You seriously think 80% of American voters will vote Dem?

And I don't want ANYONE who is happily in bed with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and is enthusiastically implementing those policies.
Do you seriously think those policies are good for the United States? Really?

(edited because evidently I cannot spell think this early)

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