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Hillary: Maybe I’ll Stay for Awhile

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had been unambiguous about leaving at the end of President Obama’s first term, now has opened the door to staying on if he is reelected.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Clinton suggested unnamed people are asking her to stick around.

From the Journal piece:

“A lot of people have talked to me about staying,” Mrs. Clinton said, declining to be more specific. 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.

The Journal suggests she may be reconsidering both to help Obama among women and to refurbish her tarnished reputation – which she’ll need looking shiny and nice if she runs 2016 – in the wake of the attack on the embassy in Benghazi:

With presidential voting just days away, the suggestion she might stay could offer a sense of stability for Barack Obama as he makes his closing arguments. Mrs. Clinton has strong appeal among women voters as well, a possible swing constituency on Election Day.

At the same time, she has faced rising violence in the Islamic world, a complex U.S. relationship with China and testy exchanges with Israel’s prime minister over Iran’s nuclear threat. These issues and others have gained prominence in the closing days of the U.S. presidential race. They also stand to shape Mrs. Clinton’s legacy as secretary of state and her future political prospects.

If Romney wins, of course, Hillary becomes the leader of the loyal opposition and the instant frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

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14 Responses to Hillary: Maybe I’ll Stay for Awhile

    • I agree. I’ve always found her to be a terrible example for feminists. She hitched her wagon to a man (Bill) to gain power and Obama to maintain it. All the while she endured whatever humiliation they handed her, and the tone of her recent claim to responsiblilty for Benghazi sounded like her “right wing conspiracy” accusation. She may be bright and capable, but she’s been marginalized by her association with power corrupted men.
      I can’t imagine her being a legitimate candidate for president in 2016, but that’s just me.

  1. She will indeed start campaigning on November 7, but she is damaged goods after Benghazi. The Clintons’ iron grip on the Democrats have damaged that party for a long long time. No new and fresh faces can make it past them. The Republicans, on the other hand, even beyond Romney have lots of talent waiting in the wings.

    • Julie, I just can’t see Hill wanting to “come home and retire with good ‘ol Bill”. She hopes she can stay on as long as she can so she wont be required to stand by her man. Literally.

  2. Wishful thinking lady. The Democrat party has lost all semblance of integrity, honesty, and character…

    “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” – Thomas Paine

  3. The only was she can put Benghazi behind her is if the White House comes clean on the whole affair.

    With the WH coming up with new stories every day and new evidence surfacing which contradicts them, that doesn’t seem very likely.

    Maybe Benghazi will finally make the Clintons go away for good.

  4. We the People Rule It Out! Your “Perpetual World Shopping & Nightclub Tour” is about to be brought to an end!! So pack up your stolen hotel towels, ashtrays, etc…. and go home to “Slick Willy”!!!