Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton Makes Her Twitter debut, Fueling 2016 Speculation
Posted on 06/10/2013 2:11:25 PM PDT by drewh
WASHINGTON -- It may have taken her a while, but Hillary Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, right on the heels of a new poll that finds her popularity dipping after stepping down as secretary of State.
The self-described wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, had been noticeably absent from the prominent social network. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, recently took the familys spotlight with his own Twitter debut on The Colbert Report.
Speculation had recently increased as to why Clinton, who, if she runs for the nomination for president in 2016, is seen as very difficult to beat, hadn't yet dipped her toe into the social media waters. While Clinton has kept a relatively low profile since leaving President Obamas administration, other groups like Ready for Hillary have been keen on bringing their support to a digital audience.
But in her first tweet, Clinton displayed familiarity with her online fan base, referencing the duo behind the Texts from Hillary blog that went viral last year. Clinton is also notably using the now-famous photo as her profile image.
But the excitement over Clintons Twitter debut is tempered by a Gallup poll released Monday that suggests that months of Republican critiques of her role in the response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, last year is having some effect.
Clintons longstanding popularity has previously topped those of her peers within the Obama administration, including the president himself, but public assessment dipped in April. According to the poll, conducted June 1-4, 58% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the former secretary of State, a drop from 64% in the prior month and the first time since 2008 that her favorability rating has gone below 60%.
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Imagine the post-Bush mess she would inherit.
Go away you Alinsky-loving freak! Just go away!
The American public is stupid beyond anything I would have ever imagined.
Hillary! will win easily.
She’s a twit alright.
What’s that in her pants? Bill?
What difference at this point does it make?
I don’t think she’s planning to wait until 2016. I think the Clintons are getting ready to take their revenge and Hillary could be VP by the end of the year.
N a s t y
HILLARY! HAS BLOOD ON HER HANDS!!!!
My biggest fear is that she wins and Scalia can no longer hold on. It would be an incredible disaster that would give the liberals an iron grip on the high court for a generation.
Unless his clerks are willing to play “Weekend At Antonin’s” until the following election.