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Why Clinton and Biden Won't Run in 2016: Speculation is rampant, but will probably lead nowhere
National Journal ^ | January 28, 2013 | Jill Lawrence

Posted on 01/29/2013 2:16:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Biden won’t be running for president in 2016--bet on it. I already have, and I’m going to owe a lot of people dinner if I’m wrong.

Not to spoil anybody’s fun, but all of this speculation will probably lead nowhere. I’m going to explain my reasoning and then try very hard to refrain from writing anything more about this until, well, at least six months from now.

The most obvious factor militating against runs by these Democratic power players is their age. Biden would turn 74 right after Election Day 2016, and Clinton would turn 69 just before it. Both of them may have other things they want to do with their lives before it’s too late. Clinton, for instance, has made no secret of her yen for a grandchild. And she and her husband are reportedly hunting for a vacation home in the Hamptons, suggesting she has a slower pace in mind.

Clinton also has many long-standing interests that have had to compete for her time during her stints as first lady of Arkansas and the nation, as a senator from New York, and as secretary of State. They include children, the foster-care system and, perhaps most important, the economic and political plight of women around the world. Her most famous speech as first lady catalogued abuses against women and hammered home the message: "Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” As notable as what she said was where she said it -- a United Nations women’s conference in Beijing. It is easy to imagine her setting up her own organization, or a branch of her husband’s Clinton Global Initiative, to focus full-time on issues affecting women...

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016demprimary; biden; biden2016; clinton; hillary; hillary2016; obama
Read the whole thing, it's like satire, but I think she's serious. Did the Onion buy this newspaper?
1 posted on 01/29/2013 2:16:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John Kerry is being prepped as the 2016 candidate, in case anyone hasn’t noticed.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 2:18:35 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She (Hillary) reactivated her Super PAC yesterday. This writer is smoking something if she believes this.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 2:20:24 PM PST by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Dems won’t run a wornout old white woman next time - it’s the Mexicans’ turn.


4 posted on 01/29/2013 2:20:49 PM PST by Argus
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Kerry is older that Hillary.


5 posted on 01/29/2013 2:24:18 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: HOYA97

Sarah Palin’s PAC Ends 2012 with Nearly $1.2M
http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-sarah-palins-pac-ends-2012-with-nearly-12m-20130128,0,199807.story


6 posted on 01/29/2013 2:24:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, they’ll run all right. To some h*llhole for protection.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 2:25:26 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Andy'smom; Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I heard somewhere once that he was in Vietnam? Know anything about that?


8 posted on 01/29/2013 2:26:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

cuz they’ll be OOOOOLLLLLLDDDDDD


9 posted on 01/29/2013 2:28:53 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Andy'smom

But he’s considered a statesman, despite being a traitor. I agree that Kerry is being offered another kick at the cat.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 2:29:03 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is not going anywhere. Why do you think they anticipate riots in the street?


11 posted on 01/29/2013 2:38:50 PM PST by Ecliptic (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You definitely cannot believe a word these people say.
I seem to remember HRC standing in the well of the Senate saying discourse and dissent against the Government (Bush) was a GOOD thing (or to that effect).

When the R’s said they didn’t like the way BO combed his hair (for instance) HRC railed that it was ‘UnAmerican’ to cast doubt on the Administration and it was ‘our’ duty to support it.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 2:39:43 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“John Kerry is being prepped as the 2016 candidate, in case anyone hasn’t noticed.”

If so, the dems would have found one of the few people in the world who is even more annoying than Barack Obama.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 2:40:14 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

with the boy-king in the WH, there will be no “next election”....


14 posted on 01/29/2013 2:43:53 PM PST by B212
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To: B212

Rather there will be a second civil war.


15 posted on 01/29/2013 2:57:13 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>I heard somewhere once that he was in Vietnam? Know anything about that?<<

Get outta town!

No way!


16 posted on 01/29/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Ecliptic

They expect to see a civil war to start.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 3:04:37 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He rode in a boat, never spent a night in a hospital and acquired three bronze stars.

Never before in history has anyone accomplished such a feat


18 posted on 01/29/2013 3:14:00 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reagan was 69 when inaugurated....
19 posted on 01/29/2013 3:22:10 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Neither of them will run, because Michelle Obama will, with the implicit promise that voting for her will usher in “eight more yea’s” of the same...


20 posted on 01/29/2013 3:23:36 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: winodog
Don't forget he ALSO awarded himself a Silver Star!

It's hard to believe we have a provable traitor as Secretary of State (meeting multiple times with the Viet Cong people in Paris in 1971).

21 posted on 01/29/2013 3:42:41 PM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: Ecliptic

He is if we can make it happen. Justice John Roberts is going to review a case on Feb 15th regarding Obama’s use of a fake SS#. The case review is real: http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/12a606.htm

We do not think Roberts will act so we are demanding that Congress take action.

Over 20,474 Letters and Emails Sent So Far.

http://www.petition2congress.com/9026/start-immediate-investigation-barack-obamas-use-forged-ids-ct-ssn/


22 posted on 01/29/2013 3:48:18 PM PST by Codetrader (Judge Roberts to consider a case concerning the use of a false SS# by Obama on Feb 15th, 2013.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he was in Vietnam for 3 months, if that? Not sure.. Did he injure himself to get out? Probably.


23 posted on 01/29/2013 3:49:16 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Road Glide

If Michelle 0bama becomes president, America is finished on top of being finished on top of being finished.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 3:50:44 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary WILL run.


25 posted on 01/29/2013 5:05:35 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

The 2016 Democrat candidate will be Senator Corey Booker.


26 posted on 01/29/2013 5:43:15 PM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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