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Hillary Clinton: 'It's Time for Others to Step Up'
National Journal ^ | October 17, 2011 | Sophie Quinton

Posted on 10/17/2011 4:53:35 PM PDT by Windflier

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton once again quashed rumors that she's still interested in running for president, this time in an interview with NBC’s Today on Monday.

“I'm really old-fashioned. I feel I have made my contribution," Clinton said. "I’m very grateful I’ve had a chance to serve, but I think it’s time for others to step up." Writing, teaching, and working on issues that affect women and girls will be in her future, Clinton assured NBC's Savannah Guthrie; that and relaxing at home.

Clinton shrugged off speculation that she should run against President Obama in 2012—or that she should have been elected instead of him in 2008. “It feels irrelevant to me,” Clinton said. She praised Obama for doing “an excellent job under the most difficult circumstances.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2012election; clinton; hillary; hillaryclinton; presidency; statedept
I've said for a long time that Hillary won't run for president again. Here she is, saying "no" again.

Are you convinced now, or are you still paranoid that she'll pop out out of left field and RULE THE WORLD?

1 posted on 10/17/2011 4:53:42 PM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxZUFzGWzkY&feature=related


2 posted on 10/17/2011 4:57:35 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Windflier

“Step up” (and stop Obama from destroying the Democrat Party)


3 posted on 10/17/2011 4:57:58 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Windflier

4 posted on 10/17/2011 4:58:55 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Windflier

Why should she run?

Another Alinsky protege is at the helm.

The cult of Dracul is safe.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 5:00:40 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: Windflier

I think she finds she has more power as Secretary of State. The Clintons have always been about under the table back door deals, and in State she can go around the world setting up deals for the USA, her real friends, and herself.

As president she’d have lots of people watching her every move. Of all the Secretaries of State I can remember, Clinton is in the news the least. When she goes to Myanamar, then Angola, then Northern Ireland, what is she doing?

At her confirmation hearing, when someone in the Senate mentioned that they were uncomfortable with the foreign money pouring into the Clinton Library fund, she said, OK, the money will stop coming into that fund!


6 posted on 10/17/2011 5:02:57 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Windflier

The Clintons are both pathological liars. The leftists will vault her into the nomination as a “moderate” to retain power.


7 posted on 10/17/2011 5:03:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: barstoolblues

“Clinton shrugged off speculation”.....

That usually means the opposite in liberal speak.


8 posted on 10/17/2011 5:03:53 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Windflier

It’s off to play alpha mutt in the clipped haired lesbo pasture. Thank the Lord.


9 posted on 10/17/2011 5:08:36 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Windflier

You actually believe something a Clinton Says? Really?


10 posted on 10/17/2011 5:13:32 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Track9

If she runs she will surely go down in history as the ugliest POS that has ever run for POTUS. The years have not been kind to Hillary. No wonder Bill runs around.


11 posted on 10/17/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT by bestrongbpositive
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To: bestrongbpositive
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12 posted on 10/17/2011 5:35:21 PM PDT by digger48
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To: barstoolblues
Why should she run? Another Alinsky protege is at the helm. The cult of Dracul is safe.

Agree. Not only is another Alinsky protege at the helm, she can't wrest the nomination away from him, if he wants to stay. It appears that he does.

13 posted on 10/17/2011 5:43:20 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: omega4179
“Step up” (and stop Obama from destroying the Democrat Party)

Too late. He's already wrecked it beyond all recognition.

14 posted on 10/17/2011 5:44:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
but I think it’s time for others to step up.

No thanks, I'd rather see ya'll shill for the one candidate you got.
15 posted on 10/17/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Windflier

Way to go, Hillary! You can kick Bill out and make zillions telling the truth about him!


16 posted on 10/17/2011 5:49:50 PM PDT by Savage Beast (America's best hope is the Left's worst nightmare: Herman Cain!)
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To: DBrow
I think she finds she has more power as Secretary of State. The Clintons have always been about under the table back door deals, and in State she can go around the world setting up deals for the USA, her real friends, and herself.

You're probably right, but my gut tells me that Hillary really has had enough of politics, and wants to finally ease back into the life of a private citizen. She's been a part of the Democrat political machine since she was First Lady of Arkansas.

Her heyday is long behind her now, and she (at least) seems aware of that fact, unlike so many in the chattering class (and on FR) who simply refuse to believe that she doesn't have some secret plan to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!!!

17 posted on 10/17/2011 5:52:14 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TADSLOS
The Clintons are both pathological liars. The leftists will vault her into the nomination as a “moderate” to retain power.

And then, she'll TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!!

18 posted on 10/17/2011 5:53:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I think she looks tired, like she’s giving up on herself.

Good riddance ot the world’s so-called smartest woman. Or was that Pelosi?


19 posted on 10/17/2011 5:56:04 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: tractorman
You actually believe something a Clinton Says? Really?

Hillary is simply confirming what I've believed about her for some time now. She's not wearing well, and it shows. She's tired, and out of the loop of Democrat power politics.

Notice how quiet her office is. Hardly ever a peep from her in the national headlines. As Secretary of State, she could easily be one of the major faces of the Obama administration, but she's chosen to keep a low profile instead. That hardly seems like someone who's angling to stay relevant and fresh in the minds of the voters.

This is what makes me believe that she really has no higher aspirations in government. Statements like this from her, only confirm that observation for me.

20 posted on 10/17/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: digger48

Yikes. Somebody give that hag a broom.


21 posted on 10/17/2011 6:03:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: silverleaf
I think she looks tired, like she’s giving up on herself. Good riddance ot the world’s so-called smartest woman.

Good riddance, indeed. It's been kind of nice not hearing that screeching voice every week.

As to giving up on herself, I think the treacherous back-stabbing she received from Obama and her former 'friends' was the thing that popped Hillary's bubble, and took the fight out of her. That had to have been the wake up call of a lifetime, and yes, it shows on her face.

I seriously doubt that she's a true believer anymore.

22 posted on 10/17/2011 6:07:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Her involvement in Fast & Furious should make it a bit more difficult to run.


23 posted on 10/17/2011 6:31:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Windflier

Another, “Ah don’ts feel noways tard” moment.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 6:36:55 PM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Windflier

Smart leaders don’t ask to lead, they wait for others to ask them. Still, I think that if she was making a move, she would have done it by now.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 7:33:42 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Windflier

Smart leaders don’t ask to lead, they wait for others to ask them. Still, I think that if she was making a move, she would have done it by now.


26 posted on 10/17/2011 7:34:08 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Windflier

I agree completely that the Hildabeast looks like she’s been ridden really hard (but not by Bill) and put up wet but I really disagree that she is through with politics or that she won’t take a run at the Presidency.

I suspect she’s kept a lower than normal (for her) profile partly because she sees the contempt most rational Americans hold for Obama. By ratcheting down her visibility, she’s kept what she thinks are favorable ratings in the minds of “her” people. I think she’ll try to step in and try to fill the breach at the opportune time. Whether or not that is 2012 or 2016, I cannot say. Could she raise a billion bucks soon enough to take on Obama? Probably not, but she surely could for 2016. Heaven knows though, how much more “tired” she’ll look by then.


27 posted on 10/17/2011 7:37:36 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Windflier

She is probably looking forward to fleeing the scene before Issa and the oversight committee can tie her to Fast and Furious.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 7:52:31 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Windflier

"Ah don't want Hillary Clinton defendin' MAH ass!"

29 posted on 10/17/2011 8:04:34 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: Windflier

I agree with you. She feels old and tired and no matter how insane she may be, she can look in the mirrow and see what’s there.

She’s a has been.


30 posted on 10/17/2011 9:01:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: Windflier
Good riddance, indeed. It's been kind of nice not hearing that screeching voice every week.

I feel for your. With a hyper quick Mute finger, I have never heard a complete sentence from the hag, her draft-dodger beard, or the current usurper.

A minor accomplishment, I know, but great to provoke liberals with. The total ignoring of their messiah seems to really enrage them, like some sort of sacrilege or something..........You ignored the word of the messiah????

31 posted on 10/17/2011 10:57:17 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: miele man
I suspect she’s kept a lower than normal (for her) profile partly because she sees the contempt most rational Americans hold for Obama. By ratcheting down her visibility, she’s kept what she thinks are favorable ratings in the minds of “her” people. I think she’ll try to step in and try to fill the breach at the opportune time.

That's the other conclusion one can make about her maintaining a low profile. It might even seem likely to me, except for the fact that her body language and demeanor tell me that she's really done.

I don't think she's lying.

32 posted on 10/18/2011 9:10:10 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
She is probably looking forward to fleeing the scene before Issa and the oversight committee can tie her to Fast and Furious.

True dat.

33 posted on 10/18/2011 9:16:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: little jeremiah
She’s a has been.

Hillary was a has-been when she ran for president. She just didn't know it. I think she's finally realized it.

34 posted on 10/18/2011 9:18:29 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: doorgunner69
I feel for your. With a hyper quick Mute finger, I have never heard a complete sentence from the hag, her draft-dodger beard, or the current usurper.

Sometimes my radio remote is across the office on my wife's desk, and I have to endure an audio clip from one of those people, but it's not often. I'll get up and mute it the old way, if I have to. Especially when Zero's on. I can not take the sound of that man's voice.

35 posted on 10/18/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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