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Hillary Clinton Makes Her Twitter debut, Fueling 2016 Speculation
LA Times ^ | June 10, 2013, 11:20 a.m | By Morgan Little

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 family’s 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 Obama’s 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 Clinton’s 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.

Clinton’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: hillary2016; hillarytwitter
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1 posted on 06/10/2013 2:11:25 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Imagine the post-Bush mess she would inherit.


2 posted on 06/10/2013 2:13:52 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: drewh

LA Slimes.


3 posted on 06/10/2013 2:14:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: drewh

Go away you Alinsky-loving freak! Just go away!


4 posted on 06/10/2013 2:14:41 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: drewh

The American public is stupid beyond anything I would have ever imagined.

Hillary! will win easily.


5 posted on 06/10/2013 2:15:35 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: drewh

She’s a twit alright.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 2:16:00 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: drewh

What’s that in her pants? Bill?


7 posted on 06/10/2013 2:16:22 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: drewh

What difference at this point does it make?


8 posted on 06/10/2013 2:17:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (STOP AMNESTY NOW!)
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To: drewh

Benghazi Queen?


9 posted on 06/10/2013 2:17:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: drewh

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.


11 posted on 06/10/2013 2:19:59 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

12 posted on 06/10/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

13 posted on 06/10/2013 2:24:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: drewh

Bill and Hill http://iliketowastemytime.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/blog_image/historical-photos-pt4-hilary-bill-clinton.jpg


14 posted on 06/10/2013 2:26:06 PM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: drewh
We got to put a stop to this RINO party otherwise this is the nightmare to come....


15 posted on 06/10/2013 2:26:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: drewh

N a s t y


17 posted on 06/10/2013 2:28:43 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: drewh

HILLARY! HAS BLOOD ON HER HANDS!!!!


18 posted on 06/10/2013 2:29:26 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: drewh

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.


20 posted on 06/10/2013 2:30:27 PM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: drewh

At this point the only question is will our next VP be DeVal Patrick or Tony Weiner?


21 posted on 06/10/2013 2:31:42 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: EternalVigilance

“What difference at this point does it make?”

What if a million people tweeted that to her?


22 posted on 06/10/2013 2:32:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: drewh
Ah! The Rodham's Mesmerizing Pants

Women in those days always kept their legs
together, even when wearing pants.

23 posted on 06/10/2013 2:34:24 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Whos got the one of Shrillary taking the White House china..


24 posted on 06/10/2013 2:35:01 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Psychedelic electric koolaid acid canckle pants. My eyes, they burn!


25 posted on 06/10/2013 2:35:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: drewh

The self-described “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate,”

Forgot the “lying b!tch, gun runner, accessory to murder, extortionist, etc.”.


26 posted on 06/10/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (But for an ignorant electorate Slow Joe would have become a circus clown or union thug.)
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To: drewh

Is her hashtag #2008leftovers?


27 posted on 06/10/2013 2:38:11 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: tumblindice

28 posted on 06/10/2013 2:39:44 PM PDT by drewh
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To: austinaero

I thought it was

#whatdifferencedoesitmake?


29 posted on 06/10/2013 2:39:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Slyfox

Copyright restrictions imposed upon Free Republic by Getty Images allow none of their photos to be posted to Free Republic.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 2:42:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: drewh

IMO, Hillary has no chance in ‘16. The fact that she was part of the Obama debacle in his first term as SOS and supported many positions that rankled our traditional friends around the world, do not portend a successful run. In addition, with zero’s house of cards collapsing, his unpopular spending, the emerging and looming scandals that could well occupy his entire second term, I think much of the dirt from zero’s messes will be visited on Hillary.

The country will be fed up with socialism, our tax structure will probably be our worst nightmare and zero shows no signs of giving America’s checkbook a rest. As long as he has a single penny in the bank, he will fritter it away and leave it to posterity to pay his debt. Given Hillary’s prior background as a socialist (and, just being the Clinton that she is) I think that if she chooses to run in ‘16, she will fare worse than she did in ‘08.


31 posted on 06/10/2013 2:43:30 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Caribou

32 posted on 06/10/2013 2:43:31 PM PDT by drewh
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To: DonaldC

Rush said it best... “no one wants to see a woman aging” except its too late, she has aged and by far one of the ugliest women on earth... Bill must have been drunk and high...


33 posted on 06/10/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: DonaldC
She is such damaged merchandise, health, job performance, lies aplenty, etc. etc that even a third rate Republican candidate could destroy her. However, I have inside information that the Republicans are actively searching for a fourth rate candidate so as not to be accused of being anti feminists. We shall see.
34 posted on 06/10/2013 2:48:42 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dps.inspect
Bill must have been drunk and high...

Bill was the ultimate opportunist. He realized a vile, driven, Hillary would advance his career, and he could have an essentially unlimited number of paramours.

35 posted on 06/10/2013 2:48:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dps.inspect

Drunk and high on power as well. It was a marriage of convenience for both of them. Lands, she is one ugly woman.


36 posted on 06/10/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: RetiredTexasVet
I think Huma is writing her twitter bio...

'Hillary Clinton Verified account @HillaryClinton Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD...' https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton

37 posted on 06/10/2013 2:51:55 PM PDT by drewh
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To: nascarnation

As long as they did not pick the same girl. I gurantee you that if I was a woman,I would wear all the fingers on each hand to a nub before I would let Bill come near me. And after he is gone, you would probably be infected with every veneral disease known to man and some that are not.


38 posted on 06/10/2013 2:54:08 PM PDT by sport
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To: Slyfox

She’s showing off her “target”. Probably her favorite pair of pants, at the time.


39 posted on 06/10/2013 3:13:43 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: drewh
Ding dong, the pants suit's back, the pants suit's back, the pants suit's back. The wicked PIAPS's back!

The self-described “wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate,”...

Self-described is right. Wife? In name only. Mother? To Web Hubbell's shallow, coddled, spoiled brat. Women & kids advocate? When?!

I do not believe there is enough BOTOX in existence to make this witch palatable to the American public. However, never underestimate the capacity of the Stupid Party to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.

40 posted on 06/10/2013 3:21:43 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Slyfox

Women in those days always kept their legs
together, even when wearing pants.

***
I was just about to say something similar. Except I would have said “ladies” rather than “women”. There were a small number of females who were not ladies, and Rotten Rodham was one of them.


41 posted on 06/10/2013 3:50:02 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: drewh

I believe they call that condition “thunder thighs”...


42 posted on 06/10/2013 3:51:56 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: DustyMoment

I see that you are laboring under the delusion that our Republic still exists. Your description of Obama’s weakening power would have held when we still had our nation.

We are, now, living in a dictatorship. Our next president will be whichever commie Soros and Co. choose. By bet is on the Wookie.


43 posted on 06/10/2013 3:57:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Mastador1

Could be effective.


44 posted on 06/10/2013 4:02:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (STOP AMNESTY NOW!)
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To: JoeProBono
If she runs I got my campaign posters all ready.

For the youth vote....

For those with memory loss (like the RINO party).........


45 posted on 06/10/2013 4:06:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They’ll steal the election again and hitlery will win.

America is toast.


46 posted on 06/10/2013 4:13:05 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: bicyclerepair
They’ll steal the election again and hitlery will win.

If the markets then are still swallowing an unlimited number of Baraqqi/Bernanke/Lew minibucks to pay out entitlements, you're correct.

47 posted on 06/10/2013 4:14:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: drewh

No difference from this smelly pig Marxist and the one in the WH.


48 posted on 06/10/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: drewh

No difference from this smelly pig Marxist and the one in the WH.


49 posted on 06/10/2013 4:18:05 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: drewh

OK enough of this seriousness.

Check out this Huma Twitter site, be sure to read the tweets.

Any FReeper behind this?

https://twitter.com/humaabedinnews


50 posted on 06/10/2013 4:24:39 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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