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52. Clearly, Clinton is a very capable heavy hitter
but we've got bigger fish to fry than if she's going to run in eight years (four at the absolute earliest and very unlikely). She's going to be a lot more than a token, toothless, and do nothing SoS with TONS on her plate, including restoring the State department to its rightful place and power in the Executive branch. All this does is start a stupid and needless flame war on a distant hypothetical as she is realistically out of the conversation until 2016 and working for The President.
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  -Wow, Secy Clinton is Formidable. I have no doubt She'll be Prez 45 Roberto1223  Jan-22-09 01:57 PM   #0 
  - When she accepted SOS she was giving up any hope of being President  DJ13   Jan-22-09 01:58 PM   #1 
  - No she won't  bluestateguy   Jan-22-09 02:00 PM   #3 
  - I believe Joe Biden is  laugle   Jan-22-09 04:45 PM   #51 
  - Yep  JuniperLea   Jan-22-09 06:54 PM   #83 
  - Too bad but  MaraJade   Jan-22-09 02:00 PM   #4 
  - She'll be 69  Terran   Jan-22-09 02:01 PM   #5 
  - Yeah? And Reagan was 69 when he took over, McCain 72 runnig for President. So why not a woman?  Roberto1223   Jan-22-09 02:05 PM   #7 
  - You're not doing Hillary any favors  nichomachus   Jan-22-09 02:06 PM   #8 
  - Hillary is a tough lady and if we are attacked under her watch she would not hesitate to retaliate  Roberto1223   Jan-22-09 02:11 PM   #10 
  - Hillary doesn't get to decide when/if we retailiate. She executes the  Phx_Dem   Jan-22-09 03:02 PM   #24 
  - And as SOS, the plan she would execute is diplomacy  karynnj   Jan-22-09 03:17 PM   #28 
     - Personally, I don't care if she's anything.  Phx_Dem   Jan-23-09 09:49 AM   #128 
  - A Margaret Thatcher defender? She defended Pinochet a blood thirsty monster  Ichingcarpenter   Jan-22-09 07:57 PM   #96 
  - lol... made me laugh, too. but, I agree - Hillary is very formidable, and IF she does everything  Divine Discontent   Jan-22-09 05:41 PM   #68 
  - Seconded, both those women were useless in policy! What a shame?  akbacchus_BC   Jan-23-09 12:01 AM   #107 
  - I don't think it was age but the fact that she really had a miserable  karynnj   Jan-22-09 03:16 PM   #27 
  - That's very insightful re: Hillary not loving politics as much as Bill and this may  ThruTheLookingGlass   Jan-22-09 11:55 PM   #105 
  - Thanks - I actually hestitated posting that  karynnj   Jan-23-09 07:52 AM   #127 
  - She didn't have a miserable time running.  Balderdash   Jan-23-09 11:04 AM   #134 
  - And women typically live longer than men  Boomerang Diddle   Jan-22-09 03:56 PM   #38 
  - Reagan ran as a reformer, as something new...  Orsino   Jan-22-09 06:29 PM   #79 
  - I agree. While 68-69 has not typically been "too old." I think it is now.  Phx_Dem   Jan-22-09 03:00 PM   #23 
  - you won't talk like that when you get a little older  kennetha   Jan-22-09 06:04 PM   #74 
  - That's absurd. FIrst of all I'm in my late 40's. Secondly,  Phx_Dem   Jan-23-09 09:52 AM   #129 
     - late 40's is still young.  kennetha   Jan-23-09 10:11 AM   #131 
     - Late forties.......geez.......  laugle   Jan-23-09 11:25 PM   #135 
  - WTF??? There won't be that many baby boomers left????  demodonkey   Jan-22-09 07:48 PM   #90 
  - In sixteen years, the oldest baby boomers will be 78 and  DemBones DemBones   Jan-22-09 07:48 PM   #91 
  - Amen to that!!  laugle   Jan-23-09 11:30 PM   #136 
  - WTF??? There won't be that many baby boomers left????  demodonkey   Jan-22-09 07:52 PM   #93 
  - Women don't age like men do. Remember, women on average live to be  Lyric   Jan-22-09 06:12 PM   #78 
  - eight years from now she'll be 69-- too old n/t  antigop   Jan-22-09 02:00 PM   #2 
  - I just hope she's as diplomatic she is formidable... detante and  sohndrsmith   Jan-22-09 02:03 PM   #6 
  - She knows when to charm, when to bully, etc. People like being in a room with her...nt  Captain Hilts   Jan-22-09 02:25 PM   #13 
     - I haven't been in a room with her, so I can't speak on that. I only  sohndrsmith   Jan-22-09 04:47 PM   #54 
  - Gee, I can't wait for another "Experience = Inevitable" campaign managed by Mark Penn!  ClarkUSA   Jan-22-09 02:11 PM   #9 
  - Clark, don't make me get you another dose of Pepto.  Beacool   Jan-22-09 02:28 PM   #14 
  - Oh, are you here to nag me again? Don't you have another anti-Caroline Kennedy OP to post?  ClarkUSA   Jan-22-09 02:37 PM   #19 
  - Break it up you two, unless you're gonna make it more interesting...  JenniferZ   Jan-22-09 03:52 PM   #33 
  - Hey, hey, this is a family board.  Beacool   Jan-22-09 03:56 PM   #36 
     - *snort* :)  JenniferZ   Jan-22-09 03:57 PM   #39 
        - Yeah, well..............  Beacool   Jan-22-09 03:59 PM   #43 
  - Hmmm, not yet.  Beacool   Jan-22-09 03:54 PM   #34 
  - How long have you two been married?  Bleachers7   Jan-22-09 03:56 PM   #37 
  - Been there, done that............never again.  Beacool   Jan-22-09 03:59 PM   #40 
  - How can you type that with a straight face is beyond me.  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-09 05:12 PM   #58 
  - Gack. Pepto makes me sick just thinking about the color and taste.  JenniferZ   Jan-22-09 03:54 PM   #35 
     - Yeah, it's gross.............  Beacool   Jan-22-09 04:01 PM   #44 
  - 2008 was the death of campaigns about nothing.  Radical Activist   Jan-22-09 03:59 PM   #42 
     - Unfortunately, some never learn from their mistakes.  ClarkUSA   Jan-22-09 04:24 PM   #48 
        - Penn brought the Democratic Party down to Bush's level  Radical Activist   Jan-22-09 04:46 PM   #53 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-22-09 05:04 PM   #57 
           - I too am amazed at how much support/enabling he received from Democrats to do what he did  ClarkUSA   Jan-23-09 07:38 AM   #123 
  - Can the Hillary v. Warner v. Whoever bit wait a while?  SoxFan   Jan-22-09 02:16 PM   #11 
  - She'll be too old.  Captain Hilts   Jan-22-09 02:24 PM   #12 
  - Mookie Wilson was a cooler name  riverdale   Jan-22-09 06:06 PM   #76 
  - No, she won't be too old! McNuts is much older. I want her to be the  akbacchus_BC   Jan-22-09 11:56 PM   #106 
  - You have no doubt? LOL  Lucky 13   Jan-22-09 02:31 PM   #15 
  - Ok, when did Kerry and Gore appeared on the national radar screen.  Roberto1223   Jan-22-09 02:35 PM   #17 
     - What I'm saying is you have NO IDEA who will appear... so how can you ASSUME it's Hillary  Lucky 13   Jan-22-09 02:42 PM   #20 
     - Funny that a Clinton worshipper would leave Bill off that list.  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-22-09 04:12 PM   #45 
  - What's with this "too old" B.S.  Beacool   Jan-22-09 02:33 PM   #16 
  - I agree  itsrobert   Jan-22-09 03:12 PM   #26 
  - Exactly!!!  Beacool   Jan-22-09 03:50 PM   #31 
  - Not according to Bill Clinton  karynnj   Jan-22-09 03:20 PM   #30 
     - Maybe HE is too old............  Beacool   Jan-22-09 03:51 PM   #32 
        - I think you may have hit it the nail on its head!  karynnj   Jan-22-09 05:59 PM   #72 
  - Aw jeez, can we hold off on the primary stuff for at least 4 years? n/t  geek tragedy   Jan-22-09 02:37 PM   #18 
  - She is amazing! Did you see how happy State Dept employees are?  girl_interrupted   Jan-22-09 02:44 PM   #21 
  - I'm a huge Hillary fan. But I totally agree with you. We just got our great new  rvablue   Jan-22-09 05:13 PM   #59 
     - Amen.  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-09 05:44 PM   #71 
  - Just looked up the legal definition of SoS duties - MAN does she have a lot  sohndrsmith   Jan-22-09 02:44 PM   #22 
  - Yeah, all those things helped her get the nomination.  dem629   Jan-22-09 03:06 PM   #25 
  - I bet she won't even make 4 years...  Bornaginhooligan   Jan-22-09 03:17 PM   #29 
  - Agreed, I've never been so impressed with her as I was today..  Virginia Dare   Jan-22-09 03:59 PM   #41 
  - I would bet she will challenge Obama  Thothmes   Jan-22-09 04:20 PM   #46 
  - Oh please .....  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-09 05:18 PM   #60 
  - DUzy time!  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-22-09 07:55 PM   #95 
  - Let me clear off m' mantle of another  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-09 08:04 PM   #99 
  - I love you!!!  firedupdem   Jan-23-09 12:11 AM   #109 
  - Ronny, don't do that again!!!  Beacool   Jan-23-09 12:45 AM   #113 
  - lol yeah right.  marimour   Jan-22-09 06:52 PM   #82 
  - Last primary season was long enough  high density   Jan-22-09 04:24 PM   #47 
  - We'll there are some that can't let go of the last one.  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-09 05:19 PM   #61 
  - It's possible. I don't believe Biden will serve 2 terms as VP  WonderGrunion   Jan-22-09 04:29 PM   #49 
  - Beat me to it  kennetha   Jan-22-09 04:38 PM   #50 
  - Really? What makes you think this?  BreatheOnMe   Jan-22-09 05:04 PM   #56 
  - Primarily age and health  WonderGrunion   Jan-23-09 06:34 AM   #120 
  - I don't agree.  ronnykmarshall   Jan-22-09 05:20 PM   #65 
  - I think there is already a  laugle   Jan-23-09 11:44 PM   #137 
  - I don't think this would happen at all. Hillary will get more glory as SoS then VP  Jennicut   Jan-22-09 05:25 PM   #66 
  - since when do VP's just retire so someone else can have the job?  marimour   Jan-22-09 06:58 PM   #84 
  - Clearly, Clinton is a very capable heavy hitter  TheKentuckian   Jan-22-09 04:45 PM   #52 
  - Hillary said it's unlikely she'll run again  BreatheOnMe   Jan-22-09 04:59 PM   #55 
  - Where did you hear that?  laugle   Jan-23-09 11:47 PM   #138 
  - That makes one of us.  ShortnFiery   Jan-22-09 05:19 PM   #62 
  - won't happen  SpartanDem   Jan-22-09 05:37 PM   #67 
  - I just threw up a little in my mouth.  Wolsh   Jan-22-09 05:20 PM   #63 
  - nah... she's certainly changed since she conceded. she's an odds on fave to lead Jan. 2017  Divine Discontent   Jan-22-09 05:43 PM   #69 
  - Well, then be ready to be sick for quite a few years.  Beacool   Jan-22-09 06:06 PM   #77 
     - Yeah, she'll definetly be more inevitable is 2016  Wolsh   Jan-22-09 09:07 PM   #100 
  - I agree with you. I saw some clips of her today. Very Impressive.  biopowertoday   Jan-22-09 05:20 PM   #64 
  - Get a grip!  Nipper1959   Jan-22-09 05:44 PM   #70 
  - Her choice of Mitchell and Holbrooke is perfect.  BootinUp   Jan-22-09 06:01 PM   #73 
  - I hope not. (nt)  w4rma   Jan-22-09 06:05 PM   #75 
  - They were 2 titans in the primary and her future is very promising. The future's bright the>  cooolandrew   Jan-22-09 06:36 PM   #80 
  - I gotta wear shades.  BootinUp   Jan-22-09 06:40 PM   #81 
  - Can you imagine the experience she will have under her belt by then?  AllyCat   Jan-22-09 07:07 PM   #85 
  - Enough with the Hillary Cult!  Nedsdag   Jan-22-09 07:08 PM   #86 
  - She is a Scorpio woman - Awesome is the least of it.  1776Forever   Jan-22-09 07:17 PM   #87 
  - Pfft, real liberals use tea leaf readings.  ZombieHorde   Jan-22-09 08:01 PM   #98 
  - I don't think so  Raine   Jan-22-09 07:22 PM   #88 
  - No Doubt -- "America's Finest News Source" agrees with you  mojowork_n   Jan-22-09 07:37 PM   #89 
  - No, she will be number 46 in 2024, DK will be number 45 in 2016.  ZombieHorde   Jan-22-09 07:52 PM   #92 
  - Is this Groundhog Day already?  JohnnyLib2   Jan-22-09 07:53 PM   #94 
  - SoS to Supreme Court.  Ikonoklast   Jan-22-09 07:58 PM   #97 
  - my thoughts exactly  Cash_thatswhatiwant   Jan-22-09 09:08 PM   #101 
  - um  SoCalDem   Jan-22-09 09:34 PM   #102 
  - I'd vote for her.  Celeborn Skywalker   Jan-22-09 11:36 PM   #103 
  - Now you are talking the language I can understand. Wish the SoS would be  akbacchus_BC   Jan-22-09 11:53 PM   #104 
  - Six SOS became presidents.  Beacool   Jan-23-09 12:49 AM   #114 
  - Obama just started his presidency...  Sultana   Jan-23-09 12:08 AM   #108 
  - shouldn't all the fanboys start a Furry Club or something?  foo_bar   Jan-23-09 12:17 AM   #110 
  - Um, ok. Thank you for introducing me to this wonderful new world! I never knew it exised. It's  MetricSystem   Jan-23-09 12:20 AM   #111 
     - don't be hating.  foo_bar   Jan-23-09 12:24 AM   #112 
        - Hey, whatever rocks their world.  Beacool   Jan-23-09 12:51 AM   #115 
           - I guess there's worse options from a perspiration standpoint  foo_bar   Jan-23-09 01:03 AM   #116 
  - Well..maybe... Now that Caroline Kennedy has been neutralized  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jan-23-09 01:04 AM   #117 
  - I think Caroline neutralized herself. Plus she's charisma-free and that, whether we like it or not,  Metric System   Jan-23-09 11:53 PM   #140 
  - Too old. Make way for Warner, Herseth Sandlin, Booker, and whoever else comes up in the future.  camera obscura   Jan-23-09 01:48 AM   #118 
  - But... but when will poor old Jeb get his turn? President Jeb, has a kind of ring to it.  Kablooie   Jan-23-09 04:26 AM   #119 
  - I think Hillary Clinton's shot at the White House ended in Wisconsin  Old Crusoe   Jan-23-09 07:16 AM   #121 
  - IF she had won North Carolina, like they thought they might  kennetha   Jan-23-09 09:52 AM   #130 
  - A Cabinet position hasn't been a path to the WH...  Kaleva   Jan-23-09 07:31 AM   #122 
  - Let me tell you how it's going to be  wyldwolf   Jan-23-09 07:43 AM   #124 
  - It will also be a Bush running...not Jeb but...  Roberto1223   Jan-23-09 07:47 AM   #125 
     - Chelsea is obviously the better choice of the two  wyldwolf   Jan-23-09 07:48 AM   #126 
  - Way way too early to be speculating on this. Let's enjoy the moment for GAWD's sake.  yellowcanine   Jan-23-09 10:29 AM   #132 
  - Woo hoo! Hillary IS 45. The Goddess of Peace rises again. You go, "Our Girl" --  smalll   Jan-23-09 10:54 AM   #133 
  - Well let's see...when would she run? She will be 69 in 8 years....Ageism reared its head in  Captain_Nemo   Jan-23-09 11:47 PM   #139 
 

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